DECEMBER 5, 2015 GENERAL MEETING
AT CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT LOUNGE
Thanks to all the Alumnae and friend who turned out to make this meeting a productive and fun affair. A really great meeting.
Alpha alumna Aloun Ndombet-Assamba
Inaugural Founder's Day Tea Party
The inaugural Founder’s Day Tea Party was a success. It was definitely “all about the hats.” The ladies showed up and showed out. They were all beautiful. Thanks to the Alpha Tri-State board for putting on this event, especially Dr. Angela Todd, Beverly Dixon, Jean Golding, Colleen Whyte,, Clair Menzies, Heather Miller and Karla Dockery. Some were deep in the planning and organizing of the event; some were really good at sales; and some helped at the reception desk. Thanks to Sharon Gordon for being our MC for the evening; thanks to Dr. Suzette Robinson for the lovely souvenirs and center pieces; and thanks to all our entertainers. For those of you who missed it, you missed a great time. Make it a date to attend the next one. Official thank you will go out to all who helped to make this event a success, such as our entertainers, donors etc. But just wanted to say it here first.
A PROUD MOMENT WITH THE ATHLETES
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, President of the Jamaica chapter of the Alpha alumnae, Margaret Little Wilson presented a cheque for $150,000 to help defray some of the expenses incurred during the recent Boys and Girls Championship and towards the athletes going off to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia next week.
Star athlete, Zinedine Russell accepted the cheque on behalf of the school.
The amount presented is part proceeds of the surplus from the successful 2014 120th Anniversary Reunion Week activities of the Alpha Academy Alumnae Association.
We appeal to alumnae and friends in all the regions to support the fund raising efforts of their local chapter Alumnae Associations so that we can help provide assistance for our sisters who continue to make us proud!
Cheers TEAM ALPHA - AD VERUM ET BONUM! We wish you all the best!
General Meeting and Elections
March 7, 2015
The first general meeting for 2015 was held on March 7th. General elections were held and a new board elected.
Meet and Greet Organized by UJAA
On December 5, 2014 the Executive board of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association (USA) Inc. hosted a meet and greet at the Pa Nash Restaurant in Rosedale, Queens. The chapter was represented by acting secretary Clair Menzies.
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, has been awarded the 2015 World Council of Credit Unions Distinguished Services Award (DSA).
From the names of very worthy alumnae nominated this year, the Executive of the Alpha Academy Alumnae Association, is pleased to announce that:
MAXINE J. BROWN
a 1967 graduate, committed to serving her Alma Mater and her country, has been selected as the 2015 WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARDEE.
Alpha alumna Janet Morrison
Union of Jamaican Alumni Association (USA) Inc.
In January Colleen Whyte, acting president, and Clair Menzies, acting secretary, attended UJAA bi-monthly meeting. The meeting was held at the Consulate General of Jamaica office. The session was very informative. The UJAA executive spoke about their upcoming event, such as their Mega Raffle; trip to Penn Relay; about their Math Club; and about their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala.
There was a second meeting with the Consul General HERMAN G. LaMONT held on February 3, 2015. He spoke about the purpose and use of the different Jamaican symbols. Protocol that should be observed when we invite government officials to our functions as well as about the Diaspora Mapping Survey. The chapter was represented by Colleen Whyte and Clair Menzies.