It was a historic weekend for the Atlanta Chapter of the KC Old Boys Association as we welcomed KC's principal Dave Myrie and his wife to Atlanta for the first time. They were met at the airport, transported to their hotel by chapter President, Dr. Glen Laman and later attended a dinner hosted by Atlanta Board member Whylie Chambers and his wife Mervis.
At breakfast on Saturday, the principal provided a most informative update on KC's infrastructure and academic progress. It was a stimulating session. There were 18 in attendance. Under Mr. Myrie's leadership, the school has made remarkable progress in just three years. Also attending the breakfast with the principal was Mrs. Arlene Barrett, wife of former Atlanta Chapter President, Everton Barrett. Arlene first met the Myries when they all attended Bethlehem Teachers College in Jamaica.
Aided by unusually warm weather, the Christmas Party saw a record attendance for the clubhouse venue. DJ Migraine had the near capacity crowd rocking into the wee hours of the morning. The bar was busy and many attendees expressed that they had a wonderful time. The principal also commented that he had thoroughly enjoyed the party and hoped to return.
Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Mrs Jewel Scott, was in attendance and she presented the awards to the two gentlemen honored by the Atlanta Chapter that evening: Audley Hewett and Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield.
Atlanta presented the principal with two checks for KC. One was a contribution to the Track team and the other to the school’s operating budget.
Thanks to all who pitched in to pull this magnificent weekend's activities off. We received many compliments on the great time everyone had and the fact that many Old Boys were seen working at various posts during the party – a fine example of participation.