St. Vincent & The Grenadines Volcano Relief Fund
Special meeting revises BYLAWS
The members in attendance at the Special Meeting called for the purposes of considering an amendment to the Association's Bylaws held on Friday May 14th unanimously adopted the revised Bylaws to replace the Bylaws that were in place for 50 years. The Bylaws committee comprising Nigel Scott, Winston Yallery-Arthur and Duane Scott must be commended for their hard work and diligence in completing this task.
The Association is indebted to these gentlemen for their contribution. The new Bylaws will be available online to members in good standing at the website at ttadc.org under the members tab.
EASTER PARADE PICTURES
Our virtual Children’s Easter Parade 2021 was held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, in loving memory of Mrs. Joyce Thompson, who passed away on May 16, 2020. Auntie Joyce, as she was fondly called, hosted this event for over 30 years. She was a dedicated member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington, DC (TTADC) and ardent supporter of the Pan Lara Youth Steel Orchestra. The Easter Parade was her pride and joy and the children as well as the adults looked forward to this event. There was always a debate among the adults as to who will be the Easter Bunny.
PanLara took the lead in hosting the parade live on Zoom and partnered with TTADC and the Trinidad and Tobago Working Women’s Committee (TTWWC) to put on a fabulous show. The response was tremendous, in fact, the online venue was filled to capacity that some folks were unable to view the event for which we sincerely apologize.
We would like to thank everyone who attended. Special thanks to Rev. Sandra Carter for providing the opening prayer, Guest Speaker Annette Achille, Announcer, Patricia Jones and Organizers, Debbie Lara and Claudia Carter, all of the parents and especially the children who participated in the program. We also want to send our thanks and best wishes to Mrs. Thompson’s son, Mr. Earl Holder and his wife Gloria for their continued support and providing us with the pictures of Auntie Joyce.
Special thanks also to all our sponsors who provided the beautiful Easter Baskets to the children:
Patricia St. Hill, TTWWC
Winfield St. Hill, WIAMA
Annette Achille, TTWWC
Patricia Phillip, TTWWC
Claudia Carter, TTADC
Nigel Scott, TTADC
Cherice Jones, PanLara
Debbie Lara, PanLara
Thanks to all who donated and you can still do so at ttadc.org. All funds received are contributed to PanLara to support the work they are doing with the youth in the DMV. Check out their Facebook Page “PanLara”.
Here are some pictures of the pretty girls and handsome boys who walked the virtual runway. See you next year!!