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United For Jamaica (Atlanta) meeting on Saturday March 25, 2006

United For Jamaica invites you to a meeting on Saturday March 25 @ TWO (2) O’Clock pm at WRFG 89.3 FM,

United For Jamaica will be having a general meeting for on Saturday March 25 @ 2pm 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, the Jamaican Diaspora and the Greater Caribbean.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include :
– Hurricane Wilma KIDS CAMP relief drive (Early Childhood Institution in May Pen, Clarendon)
– Jamaica Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
– Union Of Jamaican Organizations in Atlanta planning of Jamaica Independence week.
– Fundraisers
– And other Business and your concerns

The members of Unit ed For Jamaica wish to express our condolences to the family and friends of Michael Mordecai who passed away on Wednesday. We have lost a patriotic Jamaican who consistently contribute to the Jamaican diaspora. He will be surely missed. Here is more info below.

Michael (Mike) Mordecai, a former president of the AJA passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006 as a result an apparent heart attack. Michael (Mike) Mordecai, civil engineer, entrepreneur, sportsman and
long-standing community leader, died Wednesday, March 15. Many of you may
know of Mike through his MORDIM4 e-mail ID, the ID from which he kept
members of our community updated on issues relevant both to Jamaica and to
our Atlanta community.

As an entrepreneur, Mike helped fuel the success and expansion of a number
of local businesses. That he did in the early nineties as he featured many
Caribbean businesses in Green Pages, his directory publication service. He
was also a successful real estate investor.

With his community service in Atlanta dating back to the late seventies,
Mike basically paved the way for many Jamaicans from a social standpoint.
He was instrumental in bringing competitive soccer, cricket and dominoes to
our community. He also played significant roles in the formation of two
sports organizations, and was the spark behind many local and inter-city
soccer and domino tournaments, with competitive inter-city tours to cities
such as Chicago, Houston, New York, Fort Lauderdale, and elsewhere.

Mike was a past president of the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA). In
fact, it was Mike who designed the AJA logo. In the mid-eighties Mike
played a major role in the compilation and development of AJA’s mailing
list, the most comprehensive and extensive direct-mail list of Caribbean
personalities in Atlanta at the time.

It almost goes without saying that within the past three years Mike
developed what is now known to be the most extensive e-mail distribution
list of Caribbean personalities in Atlanta. As many of you know, he used
that list to keep us up-to-date on everything from an Air Jamaica sale, to
the emergency telephone numbers for the HERO units on Atlanta’s highways.

Mike Mordecai will be missed. Funeral arrangements will be announced

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 Jamaica n 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:
Dijon Plummer
4170 Indian Manor Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
The account number for bank of America is 003265879926


Mission Statement: The goal of United for Jamaica is to foster relationships between committed individuals and interest groups who will join in efforts to better the health, education and living conditions for the citizens of Jamaica, the Jamaican Diaspora and the greater Caribbean.

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