2008 AGM – Presidents Report

Annual General Meeting
Sunset Lakes Community Center, Miramar, Florida
February 16, 2008

Highlights of President’s Report
Highlights August 2006 – December 2007:
– Obtained approval as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization from the IRS in October 2006
Substantial financial contributions made to the school over last 18 months totaling over
Received pledges from 4 members to donate JA$8 million (US$70,000) over 5 years
– Excellent relationship with new Chairman, Hon. R. Danvers (Danny) Williams who was the guest
speaker at the Annual Dinner in June 2007
– Donations of books from the Miami Dade College were made to the school’s library
– Soccer tournament between JC and St. Georges Alumni for the Dennis Zaidie Memorial Trophy in
April 2007
Support for the Dennis Zaidie Memorial from the American Black Caucus
– Second Annual Dinner was held in June 2007
– Toy drives for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital held in December 2006 and 2007
– Family Fun Days held at Markham Park in October 2006 and 2007
– Approved changes to By-Laws to broaden participation
– Reduced annual dues from $75 to $50
– Recognition of need to improve communication with members
Focus for 2008:
– Continue activities
April – Dennis Zaidie Memorial soccer tournament
Mid-Year – Dinner/Dance
October – Family Fun Day
December – Toy Drive for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
– Improve communication with and between members
Email bulletins on happening at the school and with the JCOBAFL
More timely updates to the www.jcobafl.org website
Addition of Business Card page to the wesbsite
SMS notifications for upcoming events
Explore social networking web sites such as Facebook
– Provide opportunity for members to make financial contributions through monthly pledges charged to
credit cards
– Thanks for support of members over the last 18 months, particularly those who gave time to organize
events and who made financial contributions
– Special thanks for service given by retiring directors Herman Vernon, Donny Dixon and Steven
Fervet Opus in Campis
Edward (Teddy) Alexander