June 2010 Volume 7

Jamaica Chapter announces new Board of Directors

HG Helps
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At the Annual General Meeting of the KCOBA (Jamaica Chapter), held on Wednesday, May 5, the following directors were elected:

Dr Patrick Dallas (new)
Eric Heslop (new)
Ricardo Gray (new)
Dr Ray Fraser
Charley Grant
Anthony Allen
Lloyd Bennett
Sixto Coy
HG Helps

Outgoing secretary Jeffrey Foreman was asked to stay on as recording secretary until he moves on to other things later this year.
The first meeting of the Board on Wednesday, May 12 elected the following persons to serve as officers:

Dr Ray Fraser (President)
Dr Patrick Dallas (Vice President, Business Development, Fund Raising & Events Organising)
Sixto Coy (Vice President, Finance & Investments)
Anthony Allen (Vice President, School Affairs)
Charley Grant (Vice President, Sports Development)
HG Helps (Vice President, Public Relations and Communication)
In addition, Lloyd Bennett was named director of the secretariat; Eric Heslop as director of finance & investments; and Ricardo Gray, director of the scholarship programme.

The four other directors named at our meeting of May 29 were:

Maurice Lawrence
Anthony Lawrence
Keith Adams
Delano Reynolds

The Board will go ahead with a new series of weekly fund-raising efforts called 'Purple Wednesday', to be held at 'Weekendz' club (soon to be renamed Fusion) along Constant Spring Road, St Andrew. This effort is being spearheaded by director, Delano Reynolds, the owner/operator of Weekendz.  The event will be a regular social, featuring vintage/retro music, part proceeds from which will go to the Old Boys Association.

After an absence of a few years, the much-admired Purple Masters will return, also at Weekendz/Fusion, on Sunday, July 25. This too, is being spearheaded by Delano Reynolds.
We will notify you of other events as soon as we confirm them.

In the meantime, we have successfully negotiated a meeting with the Lord Bishop of Jamaica on Monday, June 7 at a venue to be decided in the Corporate Area. It begins at 7:30.

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