United For Jamaica will be having a general meeting for 2006 on Saturday February 11 @ 4pm at WRFG studios which is at 1083 Austin Avenue, for directions call 404 5331248. The public is invited to attend and bring forward ideas that will contribute to advancement of Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora.
Some of the topics that will be discussed include :
* The second Caribbean Student Reception at Georgia State University on February 18
* Ocho Rios / Kroger issue
* Hurricane Wilma KIDS CAMP relief drive (Early Childhood Institution in May Pen, Clarendon)
* Memorandum of Understanding with JamPact New York on helping basic schools in Jamaica.
* A dialogue on a Jamaica Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
* Brainstorming on issues and activities to be addressed in 2006. (Education, Health, Business, Carnival, Independence activities, trade expo etc)
* Other Business
* Announcements of events
The new Executive:
UFJ announces the new executive for 2006
Project Coordinator – Akilah Richards, Secretary – Shelly Chapman, Public Relations – Caroline Sulal, Treasurer, Chris Stewart, Vice-President – Lisa Watson, President – Jason Walker
Gratitude for prayers that led to the Miracle – Iris Johnson
Iris Johnson, Jason Walker’s grandmother, who is 93 years of age, survived a major surgery to remove cancer from her colon. The operation went smoothly and she is already at out of UWI hospital and at home recovering. She cannot walk yet but she is out of pain and looks like she is on the way to recovery, of course she is under observation for at that age there is a fear of her reaction to the surgery, but so far everything is fine. Thank you all for the prayers.
Plummer Family disaster Community response
As you have all heard by now the Plummer family suffered a terrible tragedy, losing home and family members to fire a couple days before CHRISTmas, there was an appeal of support and help sent out to the Jamaican community in Atlanta and it has been reported that there was a huge turn out at the funeral. There has also been a strong outpouring of love shown to the family. We at United For Jamaica appreciate and are humbled by those who extended such compassion in these challenging times. Even with all this they still need assistance to get back on their feet, so if you wish to contribute anything, even a note of encouragement here is their information:
4170 Indian Manor Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
The account number for bank of America is 003265879926