AJA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Current Issue - Upcoming AJA Board Elections and Highlights of 2021 Activities - Year in Review
The AJA's Rep Yuh Parish Initiative is Underway!
Join a team and help to make a tangible difference to a community in Jamaica
Members have teamed up and are undertaking an impactful community project in the parish in Jamaica with which they are most closely connected by birth, heritage or interest. The goal is to have 14 significant projects funded and underway by the beginning of 2022, and completed or showing significant progress for Jamaica's Diamond Jubilee in August 2022. Projects to date include Adopt-A-Clinic, hospitals, infirmary, and Children's Homes. The needs are vast. We can make a difference! What better way to get connected and give back to Jamaica? Join a team and / or make a donation, whether you are a member of the AJA or not.
To donate: Click on www.atlantajamaicanassociation.org/donate. Select REP YUH PARISH PROJECTS - pay by PayPal, Debit or Credit; Note name of parish in "Instructions to seller." You may also make check payable to the Atlanta Jamaican Association, with "Rep Yuh Parish - parish name" in memo line and mail to:
The Atlanta Jamaican Association, PO Box 2207, Lithonia, GA 30058
For more information and / or to join a team:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 404-777-9593
Steering Committee Chair
Having experienced a very challenging year 2020, our hope for you, your family and the Atlanta Jamaican Association is for a great and wonderful 2021.
Our community experienced many losses and the passing of loved ones due to COVID-19. We take this opportunity to extend condolences to those who lost loved ones and friends during 2020, continuing through 2021. As vaccines come on stream, our hope is that normalcy of life will return as we knew it. Or maybe our new normalcy might turn out to be better.
Due to the challenges of 2020, the Atlanta Jamaican Association was unable to elect a governing Board. However, in the meantime a Steering Committee was elected to temporarily manage the affairs of the Association.
As we transition into this new phase it is a good time to remind ourselves of the purpose of the Association. In 2021 our goal is to strengthen and increase the membership of the Association; attract and engage younger members; and continue to reach out and serve the community both locally and in Jamaica. This is obviously essential for our organization to flourish. We ask each of you to think of your purpose in being a member of the Association and how you can serve.
In that regard, we appeal to you and ask that you make it your goal to recruit two new members to the Association. This would be one of your personal contributions to the AJA for 2021. Let us continue to promote peace, support education, help those in need and make the world a better place starting with you, in your corner. It can be done, and we will do it together in harmony in 2021. God bless,
The mission of the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. (AJA) is to foster goodwill and understanding among Jamaicans and all peoples in metro Atlanta, through civic, economic, cultural, and philanthropic programs and activities; and to provide assistance to Jamaicans living in the area and in Jamaica.
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We provide scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students of Jamaican heritage in Jamaica and metro Atlanta to assist in their first-year college expenses. Click button below to download the scholarship application form.
Please note that Applications are closed. Deadline was April 25, 2021 as posted.
Please click Donate button to donate to our scholarships by PayPal or Credit Card. Please indicate 'Scholarship Fund' in 'Special Instructions to Seller' section during PayPal checkout.
2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Held on the second Saturday of each month at 6:00 pm (except August and December).
Invite a friend or two. Let's discuss new avenues to assist our community, both here in Atlanta and back home in Jamaica. Let's celebrate our culture, socialize and network.
During Covid Pandemic: Meetings are virtual. Check weekly newsletter for login information.
Pre- and Post-Covid Meeting Venue:
Exchange Park and Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034