PRESIDENT 'S MESSAGE
I extend warmest greetings to all members and also to everyone who has at any time attended meetings, participated in activities, or helped the Association in any way. May 2020 bring to all of you Peace and Love, Hope and Joy, Good Health and Prosperity.
The New Year is a time to make new resolutions, some of which might be personal, which, with patience and persistence, you might achieve, others might be for family, friends or for society in general.
But most of all, I ask you to remember the Atlanta Jamaican Association and resolve to help it to maintain a high standard of achievement, and to be a “guiding light” influencing the entire metro Atlanta community. There is much to be done, but the “laborers are few”. Therefore, let us cooperate and communicate even more in the coming year, so that we can truly uphold the AJA motto: “Together in Harmony.”
In 2020, let us resolve to focus on achieving the following:
The acquisition of our own building, which will be history-making and a real blessing;
Expanding the membership and ensuring the involvement of our young people, who should contribute new ideas, enliven and rejuvenate the group, and also be able to take up the baton in the future;
The expansion of the Scholarship Awards, to help more of our youth acquire a good education.
Taking a special interest in families, and being willing to offer assistance where necessary, helping particularly in times of distress, deaths, and natural disasters; and last but not least
Spreading Jamaican culture throughout the Atlanta Community, especially among the youth.
Your 2020 Board is excited and committed to forging some new paths, with your involvement and support.
Through our attitude and our actions in the coming year, let us uphold with dignity both the Jamaican motto, “Out of Many One People” and the AJA motto, “Together in Harmony.” Peace and Love.
We provide scholarships to deserving students in Atlanta and to students of Jamaican parentage in Metro Atlanta.
Click below button to download scholarship application form.
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.
Dear Members and Friends,
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel this year's Annual Independence Ball scheduled for August 8, 2020. We look forward to a bigger and better event in 2021.
The following events are also canceled for 2020:
June 7 - Caribbean Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
June 20 - Jazz on the Lake
Decisions regarding the Family Day Picnic in September, and the Christmas Party will be made at a later date, depending on conditions surrounding COVID-19.
We miss seeing you and celebrating with you, but prefer that we all stay safe and healthy to pick up where we left off. Take good care, stay in touch with friends, and let us continue to support each other.
Together in Harmony!
The Executive Board,
Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc.
2019 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
RECIPIENTS IN METRO ATLANTA
RECIPIENTS IN JAMAICA
On the second Saturday of each month at 6:00 pm (except August and December),
Our meetings are held at the Exchange Park Recreational Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur Ga 30034. Come out, bring a friend or two. Let's discuss new avenues to assist our community, both here in Atlanta and back home in Jamaica. Let's socialize and network. Bring your business cards!!
Exchange Park and Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30034