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JAMPACT Update February 15, 2009

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JAMPACT Celebrates Black history/Reggae Month

Although ‘Black’ (African/African Diaspora) History is formally celebrated in February, we acknowledge that this history should be celebrated throughout the year – 365 days.

JAMPACT pays homage to our ancestors who dared to ‘Imagine’ a greater quality of life for us, their children. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.  Whether they are our immediate relatives or public figures such as Nanny of the Maroons, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malik El Shabazz, Mary McCleod Bethune, Mary Seacole and countless others, their legacy endures in our hearts and impacts our daily lives.

Let us celebrate all who have contributed to our rich cultural heritage.

General Body Meeting

We invite you to attend this very special general body meeting. This meeting will focus on reviewing the mission, vision, and values of JAMPACT as we move through our strategic planning process. Your input as a stakeholder is vital to the process, and we hope to see you at this meeting.

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2009

TIME: 6:30PM

WHERE: Ruder Finn, 301 E. 57TH Street (@ 2ND Ave.)
               Manhattan, NY
               3rd Floor.

Please note: RSVP is mandatory in order to attend. You MUST be on the RSVP list to gain access to the conference room. Photo ID must be presented at 3rd Floor reception area.

JAMPACT’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

IMAGINE …” JAMPACT’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Dear JAMPACT Family,
I am sure you have been reading your E-Update diligently and noticed that we are planning a JAMPACT 10th Anniversary Fundraiser. This event will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Manhattan.
We are organizing a pictorial of our 10 year milestone.  To this end, we are kindly asking all members, past members, family, friends of members and all in the JAMPACT family to forward any photographs, newspaper clippings, printed and relevant material that you may have and feel would assist in telling the JAMPACT story.
Please feel free to forward this appeal to anyone you think may have material.
Kindly forward all submissions to:
[email protected]

Annual Membership Trip To Jamaica

Are you currently residing in Jamaica? Will you be travelling to Jamaica on or around April 5th-8th, 2009? Please join us for…

Official Trip Dates: April 5th – 8th 2009

PURPOSE: The purpose of the annual membership trip is to (as the name suggests), “Bridge the Gap” between our members and our mission. This trip is open to all, including members, friends and supporters of JAMPACT.

Some Reasons to Participate in the Annual Membership Trip

Learn More About Our Adopted Schools: Visit the schools and learn more about the schools and the under-served communities where they are located. Meet the children, administrators & key stakeholders.
Get Directly Involved: Participate in a community service activity.
Sports Day: Attend the Regional Sports Day for one of our adopted schools and cheer on our children!
Boys/Girls Champs: If you arrive a few days early and have a passion for track and field, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Athletics Championships 2009 is April 1- 4.
Please email the Membership Committee at [email protected] to confirm that you will be joining us on this wonderful occasion. PLEASE CONFIRM BY MARCH 1, 2009 to allow for reasonable accommodations including ground transportation.

Suggested Airline Carriers Air Fares (Quotes provided by Kayak.com 2/6/09)

Air Jamaica $553 Flight from JFK to Norman Manley (layover in Montego Bay)
Air Jamaica $505 Direct Flight JFK to Norman Manley
American Airlines $435 JFK to Norman Manley (layover in Miami)

See you in JAMAICA!

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