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The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) is to place more emphasis on organizational development and basic school education in Jamaica.
Outlining the primary focus of the new administration, newly installed President, Catherine Harrison-Tomlinson said she was fully committed to the task at hand, and with the assistance of her fellow officers, would spare no effort in ensuring that the goals of the organization are met.
Mrs. Harrison-Tomlinson, along with the full slate of officers, were sworn in during a recent installation ceremony at the Hilton Silver Springs Hotel, Silver Springs, Maryland.
She urged those elected to return to their communities with a focus on recruitment, as it was time to begin mentorship of what she termed, “second tier leadership”.
Guest of honour, Ambassador to the United States, Professor Gordon Shirley challenged the group to take advantage of the tremendous investment potential in Jamaica at this time.
NAJASO is to identify and undertake two or three flagship projects to be completed by 2012, in time for the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.
Other members of the 2005/07 Executive Board are: Vernette Byron, Board Chairperson; Sadie Campbell, Northeast Region Vice President; Doreen Forrest, Northeast Region Vice President; Keith Osborne, Midwest Region Vice President; Roy Davidson, West Region Vice President; Marlene Flynn-Simons, Northern Caribbean Region/Bermuda Vice President; Dr. D. Channer-Watson, NAJASO Jamaica Vice President; Dorret Aarons, National Executive Secretary; Asomgyee Pamoja, Recording Secretary; Earl Mitchell, Treasurer; and Jennifer Asher, Financial Secretary.
NAJASO was established in 1977 as a non-profit, non-partisan unit mandated to unite Jamaicans, their friends and supporters and to use the organization as a vehicle for co-operation between organizations and individuals committed to the development of Jamaica.