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A Clarion Call for Continuity among Diaspora Associations – Lear Matthews

A CLARION CALL FOR CONTINUITY AMONG DIASPORA ASSOCIATIONS

By Lear Matthews

Despite the surge in popularity of Caribbean Diaspora Associations and the reminiscent jollification they entertain at fund raising events/reunions, there appears to be a serious problem of recruiting new members. This situation, which warrants a timely assessment, has emerged with regards to rank and file membership, as well as leadership/executive positions.

This writer and other former and current members of one such organization have lamented over this issue. Particular difficulty is encountered in efforts to increase financial membership, and engaging more recent immigrants/graduates. The problem has become endemic to various non-profit transnational organizations.  Such an observation led to research on the topic, within the context of the unprecedented increase of HTAs – Hometown Associations (e.g. High School Alumni, village, cultural, professional, charity, religious, political groups) among Guyanese immigrants in North America. Continue reading

Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- Nov 23, 2014

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Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- November 23, 2014

GCA September 2014 Magazine – featuring Folk Festival 2014

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GCA September 2014 Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE
PAGE 3-17: Folk Festival Season editorial & in pictures
PAGE 18-19: Commentary from Dhanpaul Narine
PAGE 20-24: Amerindian Heritage Month
PAGE 25-26: A call to action
PAGE 27-30: Convocation-Institute of Creative Arts
PAGE 31: St. Gabriels International Day 2014

September Editor: Lear Matthews

St. Stanislaus Alumni – Toronto: Fall Dance – October 18, 2014

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St. Stanislaus Alumni – Toronto: Fall Dance

DATE:               Sat. 18 October, 2014

TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. DINNER: Served from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

PLACE: West Rouge Community Centre
270 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto
(Hwy 401 / Hwy #2 / Port Union Road)

DRESS: “Fall Elegance” (no blue jeans, please)

DONATION: $45 per person – (ALL INCLUSIVE – dinner and all drinks)

(Ticket Information below)

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Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida: September- October Events

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida

September- October 2014 –  Events

SATURDAY SEPT 20TH – 9th Annual CURRY DUCK CURRY COMPETITION (flyer attached)
Time : 2pm – 10pm Rain or Shine
Location : Central Florida Fairgrounds – 4603 W. Colonial Drive Orlando
Admission : $10 before 4pm
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SATURDAY SEPT 27 – Guyanese Cultural Network of Tampa Bay Inc – TASTE OF GUYANA SMALL DAYS (flyer attached)
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Location : University Area Community Center – 14013 N 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33613
Admission : $25 ; children 12 & under FREE    Continue reading

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Casino Rama Trip – Nov 1, 2014

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Guyana Medical Relief – 30th Anni. Dinner/Dance – Alhambra CA – Oct 11, 2014

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Education: Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

September 13, 2014 | By KNews | Rehanna Ramsay

In honour of his late grandmother Annie Daniels, overseas-based Guyanese Professor Kerwin Kofi Charles continues to support youth and community development at Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

Shaunelle Thomas

Second from right, Shaunelle Thomas receives the Annie Daniels Memorial Award from Shebiki Beaton, flanked by her parents and representatives of the award Reuben and Paulette Charles.

Mr. Charles, who hails from Buxton, is a Distinguished Service Professor and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago in the United States.   Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Asso – Canada – Xmas Dinner/Dance – December 6, 2014

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DCMCO – Black Tie Dinner & Awards Ceremony – Lanham MD. – Nov 28, 2014

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Tickets for the event can be obtained from: Wakysha Lee 202.531.4705;  Gordon Stewart 301.717.9625;  Patrick Thompson  301.209.0382.

DCMCO — DC METRO All-STAR CRICKET ORGANIZATION

DCMCO is a Guyanese 501(c) 3 non profit Organization located in Washington DC area. We provide educational scholarships for Guyanese and other Caribbean students in Guyana, USA and for example in Grenada. We were founded in 1997 as a Cricket Organization but have evolved as one of the most dynamic Guyanese Organizations in the DC Metro area.

You can contact DCMCO at Colin Smith 301-806-0229 or DCMCO@aol.com

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