HERE IT IS Ladies and Gentlemen, the opportunity to support one of our biggest fundraisers…..The UJAA Raffle. For only $5 per ticket and the chance to win amazing prizes including a 2019 Toyota Camry PLUS a 5 day trip to a resort in Jamaica and many more. You can get tickets from any member of the executive body (of STATHS N E), as well as other Alumni Associations. A list of ticket sellers and their contact information will be published very shortly.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SELLERS LISTED BELOW. THIS LIST WILL ALSO GROW AS DISTRIBUTION GETS BETTER OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
STATHS Alumni Association NE Chapter is pleased to sponsor for year #14, its annual fundraising dinner/dance on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. This remains the single most successful fundraising event throughout the STATHS Alumni Community all over the world. For many who live outside of the New York environs, it can be a bit pricey to secure accommodation and transportation in addition to the $100 (US) per person price tag. Nevertheless, you can still contribute by purchasing a souvenir program for a minimum donation of $20.
This association has been very modest and low-key in tooting the horn of its achievements and the level of its support to St. Andrew Technical High School over the past years, but it has fed and supported thousands of needy students as well as securing educational materials and equipment and delivering to the school campus, running well into the five figure level in many years. If you can’t attend but would like to contribute, feel free to call any of the officials listed on the flyer. They would be so glad to hear from you.
STATHS Alumni of Canada kicks off the West Indian Independence weekend of celebrations with their first Fish Fry on Friday August 3rd, 2018. Missing from the menu, (sadly), is Brunswick Sardines – those oily, delicious bastards that go so well between two slices of hard dough bread, especially when washed down with the Jamaican version of “Lemonade”. I will reveal the secret recipe to all who request it via a letter to the Editor . IF that is not enough, there will be TAKE 2 on Sunday.
SENTIMENTAL, EMOTIONAL, NOSTALGIC…These are the words driving an ardent group of graduates from the class of 1968 who are busily planning their 50th year reunion, to be held September 14 to 16 in Kingston, Jamaica .
The seed for this reunion was planted by Edward Campbell at a meet-up of four past students from the batch of 1968, in Grand Cayman in November of 2017.
Paulette Anderson, who was among those at the meet-up, was immediately sold on the idea, and on her return to the US despite her having an extremely busy and challenging schedule, she wasted no time in setting the ball in motion .
Six months later, with the help of a few other committed batchmates, the reunion has taken shape and what began as a mere suggestion, has morphed into what will be an activity filled weekend.
The event is open to graduates of the class of 1968 ONLY, and their invited guests.
With just six weeks to go, we are bubbling with excitement to connect with our classmates, batchmates and long-lost friends. Commitments to date indicate that this event will be a resounding success.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, September 14: 12 noon to 2:45pm…Tour of School/Interaction with students 6.30pm until…Meet and Greet – Devon House
SATURDAY, September 15: Do as you please with your day until… 6.30pm to Midnight…Dinner/Oldies Party…Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6 .
SUNDAY, September 16,
10.00am to 12.30pm : Church Service – St. Andrew Parish Church After Church Service…Terra Nova Hotel – Brunch
STATHS Alumni Association North East Chapter is no novice at putting on successful events and The Third Annual Fish Fry held on June 9th in Queens New York was no exception.
It was a sight to behold as dozens of fish, (who were not even members of any of the STATHS Alumni Associations), voluntarily offered their services for the benefit of St. Andrew Technical High School. So amazing to see them laying down on platters and plates alongside rice, dumplings, festival, colorful seasonings, some were showing their teeth as they grinned from ear to ear.
Not to be left out, several chickens preferred to be “jerked” along with a lone pig. The only goat in attendance figured he would be most appreciated if he was curried. What a hot item he turned out to be.
Thanks to the Jamaican Alumni Members and friends who put some “labour” back into Labour Day, led by President Sybil Jones. Can you spot the Vice P supervising picket fence repairs? Ably assisted by the “sleeping policeman” while weeds are getting whacked. Our thanks also to neighbours who “pitched” (fork) in.