All members are being reminded to take all items solicited for the Mandeville Infirmary project to our upcoming meeting on July 8.
Members are advised that the nominating committee met and recommended that all members who are up for re-election at our AGM on Saturday July 8 be returned en-bloc. Be reminded however,
that under our By-Laws, any member in good financial standing can nominate another person to fill any of the vacancies.
Please be reminded also that under our By-Laws the president is not up for election this year.
Members are being advised that we have stepped up our efforts to get items for our Infirmary project. We would like to ship these items to the Infirmary (Manchester) in Jamaica, by the third week of November.
Among the items being sought are canned foods, walkers, clothing in good condition, Deodorant, soap, Toothpaste, Tissue, Lotion, Hair,oil, Disposable razor, nail clips, Toe nail Clippers, Pillows,Blood pressure machines, Adult Diapers, Bed Linen, Thermometers, Disposable gloves, and wash rags and towels.
Members are being asked to solicit as many of these items as you possible can from your local communities.If assistance is needed to get these items, please contact our secretary to discuss the matter.
ECOAJA WINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Our Association was the proud recipient of the Jamaica Ex Soldiers Association ‘s Community Service Awards. President Ronnie Hammick accepted the award during a glittering ceremony at Antuns Banquet Hall in Queens Village on Saturday September 16, of this year (2017)
In accepting the award on behalf of our association, president Hammick expressed delight at the surprise gesture and thanked the Jamaica Ex- Soldiers as the more than 300 guests, friends and supporters of the Ex Soldiers applauded. He noted that he was pleased to know that the work being carried by our association ” has been recognized by others,” and pledged to continue working for the communities we serve. Vice president of the Jamaica Ex- soldiers association Mark Parkinson, praised our association for the support and service we have demonstrated over the years. The Ex Soldiers association is currently celebrating its 10 anniversary.
INSPIRING TIME AT SIGHT AND SOUND
Many of our members, friends and supporters were in Pennsylvania at the Sight and Sound Theatre for the showing of the Biblical story Jonah. We have become accustomed to the amazing and professional performances associated with the Theatre.
This time, September 16, was no different. The experience was as inspiring as always, and from all accounts was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We want to again express our sincere thanks to our friends and supporters for their continued support and to our dedicated members for making this trip a reality.
Our Association is currently soliciting items of clothing, un – perishable foods, medical equipment and adult pampers for our Infirmary project in Jamaica.
Please contact us if you wish to donate to this worthy cause.
Results of the Raffle conducted at 2018 Fundrasising and Awards Banquet on Saturday May 19.
TICKET # 276
Bought in New Jersey
1ST PRICE ($500)
TICKET # 3959
Bought in Elmont, Long Island
2ND PRICE ($300)
TICKET # 2293
Bought in Brooklyn
3RD PRICE ($100)
TICKET # 3198
Bought in Queens
REMEMBERER THESE DATES
Members are reminded of our Fundraising dance on Saturday December 2, as well as our annual Banquet on Saturday May 19, 2018.