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Message From Our Membership Director E-mail
Friday, 25 March 2005

  Charles Young, Membership Director

Here for you, to hear from you.

Member Relations Committee formed

The purpose of the Member Relations Committee is to increase dialogue between Old Boys and the Association Executive, and among Old Boys. Members of the committee are:

Charles Young, Membership Director, fcyoung@rogers.com, 416 436-5851
Michael (Buski) Charley
, Communications Director, mpc001@rogers.com, 905 279-5583

Patrick Haddad, Regional VP Central, patrickhaddad@rogers.com, 905 294-9471, (North York, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, King City, Aurora, Stouffville, Newmarket, and towns in these areas)
Tyrone Hollbrooke, Regional VP East,
thollbrooke@wilsonniblett.com, 905 726-2469, (former City of Toronto, East York, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and towns in these areas)
John Flynn, Regional VP West,
jflynn1826@rogers.com, 905 796-9735, (Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Woodbridge, Bramalea, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, and towns in these areas)

Whom to call?

If you’ve been wanting to tell us something (or tell us off), call or email your Regional VP. Check above for the area you live in and which VP to contact.

About what?

About the AGM coming up on April 3, the Summer Ball, the Annual Picnic, the annual Scholarship, the whatever. About an idea you have, an observation, a wish, a special event, life milestone, family happening, curious story, or fascinating photo for the news section of our website. We serve many interests and we won’t be able to do or use everything that comes to us. At the same time, if you don’ say nuttin’, there is nothing to be said.

We’ll be in touch

You will be getting periodic emails from your Regional VP as well. To make sure you do, please update your contact info to ensure we have your correct email address and other details. See the Dear Members insert with the recent March 2005 newsletter, or go to our fabulous new website at www.stgctoronto.com. There you can click on “Address Updates” to update all your contact info via an automatic email.
Diaspora - The Launch of the JD - CF E-mail
Saturday, 15 January 2005

Diaspora - The Launch of the JD - CF 
The Launch of the newly formed Jamaican Diaspora - Canadian Foundation  (JD-CF) took place at the Club Paradise in Etobicoke on December 2, 2005, in the presence of some 250 invited guests.

The organization announced that its mandate is to cause Jamaicans  to come together, for the purpose of enhancing Jamaica in the areas of national security, business, education and social development, and to impact positively the interests of Jamaica and Jamaicans everywhere.

Special VIP guests at the launch included the Hon. Alvin Curling, speaker of the House in Ontario, His Excellency Carl Marshall, High Commissioner to Canada, His Excellency Claudio Vale, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Miss Vivia Betton, Jamaican Consul General to Ontario, and Bishop Peter Morgan from Jamaica.

Philip Mascol, JD-CF President, and Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Vice President, were hosts of the event. They explained that at the first ever Diaspora Conference held in Jamaica earlier this year, the Jamaican government, and as well as a group of companies within Jamaica's business sector, recommended that an international Advisory Board be created to liaise with the island on matters relevant to enhancing the betterment of the island.

Two Canadian representatives were selected at the conference to represent Canada on this International Advisory Board, two from the United Kingdom, and three from the USA. The Board will meet with the Jamaican government and business officials twice per year in Jamaica. Each country was asked to form its own group or board. Canada has officially registered the JD-CF as a non-profit organization.  An 11 person Canadian board has been selected, of which our own Neil Dalhouse has been appointed Board Secretary.

The president explained to the audience that a JD-CF website was being developed, a section of which was designed to contain a data base of professional Jamaicans living in Canada. This JD-CF website will be launched in about 3 weeks.

The JD-CF also announced that all Jamaicans, and people of Jamaican heritage are automatically deemed members of the JD-CF .

The organization has also created a paid up membership program to help build a database of Jamaican people within the Canadian Diaspora. Membership fees will fund the development of programs aimed at aiding Jamaica. Paid up Diaspora members will also receive substantial discounts from companies that offer goods and services in Jamaica. The JD-CF  is currently in negotiations with Jamaican hotels, car rental agencies, clothing stores, etc, to offer these discounts. Mascol explained that this membership program will not only be a benefit to paid up members, but will be a great support to the "BUY JAMAICAN" slogan.

Information on these discounts will be published
on the JD-CF 's website. A membership pin and card will be given to all paid up members. Membership fees will be $50 per single person, and $75 per family. Corporate membership will also be made available, and further details on membership will be listed on the JD-CF web site.

RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson E-mail
Friday, 14 January 2005

RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson

RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson (1906-1974) Class of 1921Ph.D., M.A., B.A Hons, B.D., D.D., D.C.L., B.C.L., F.R.S.A, Dip. Soc. Sc. (Diploma in Social Science) 


Born March 10, 1906, in Mavis Bank, St. Andrew.
Father: Nelson Cameron Wilson
Mother: Rose Anne (nee Moore)

Was tutored privately by his parents as a boy and won three scholarships.

He attended St. George’s College, 1918-1922

Roman Catholic Priest, Educator-Lecturer, Traveller and Linguist
Chancellor and Secretor of the Curia

Vicariate Apostolic of Jamaica from 1940 (many times in charge of the Vicariate)
Elevated to Monsignor in 1950

Member of:
Catholic Inter-Racial Council of America
American Association of Social Workers
Many Government, Educational, Social and Civic Boards in Jamaica

1923 – 1925 Worked in the Civil Service in the Kingston Collectorate and Surveyor General’s Department.

1926-1931 Urban College Rome (Resident Scholar)
B.A Hons. – Won the Latin, Greek, Natural History Awards and the Chancellor’s Philosophical Scholarship

1929 Ph.D. summa cum laude 

1930 Gold Medallist and Prizeman in Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and History of Philosophy, B.D. (Hons.) 

1930-31 President Newman Club (literary Association for English speaking students In Rome) 

1931, Dec. 24, Ordained by His Eminence William Cardinal Van Rossum, by special permission of His Holiness Pope PiosXI 

1932 D.D. "magna cum laude” Faculty of Philosophy, winning Chancellor's Prize for general excellence 

1932-33 Tutor, Urban College, Rome (distinction only West Indian, and Negro to occupy post) 

1933 Associate Lecturer in Missiology and Modern Language, Vatican University 

1934 Candidate for Vatican Diplomatic Service; B.C.L. Faculty of Law 

1936 D.C.L "summa cum laude." Achieved Faculty Fellowship in 1936 

1937-38 Attached Jamaica Mission 

1938 Clinical work in Manhattan State Hospital Ward U.S.A.

1940 Graduate student Fordham University (Sociology and Psychiatry), M.A., (Sociology) and Diploma in Social work 

Selected by ballot, under-grad., Representative Urban College (1927) Official celebrations, Tercentenary Estab. Urban College, and Golden Jubilee (1929). Pope Pius XI, who personally complimented him on Speeches, delivered on both distinguished occasions

Was associated with His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli when Secretary of State and as Supernumerary Chaplain to the then late Cardinal Lamenti, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites

Made contributions to several specialized Magazines and Journals; considered one of the most highly qualified Ecclesiastics in the Roman Catholic organization

Travelled extensively in Europe, and the Americas, and spoke several languages fluently, including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Latin, Greek and Hebrew

He delivered the homily at the re-interment of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey in 1964.

Considered to be the seventh most learned person in the world at the time of his death on December 1, 1974. 

RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson was inducted in 2000 into the St. George's College Hall of Fame and named St. George's College Student of the 20th Century.

Floridian Georgians Show hospitality E-mail
Friday, 14 January 2005

Floridian Georgians Show hospitality.

From October 7-10, Florida President Dennis Barnett and his energetic executive were out in force to show Toronto President Robbie Vernon and Sports Director Milton Hart and their visiting soccer players just how the Florida boys entertain. 

The October weather was just fine and the welcoming party at the beautiful home of Dennis Chung set the agenda for a most memorable visit.

The much hyped match up on Saturday October 9th was a closely contested game with the Florida Georgians clipping the Ontario team  3-2 victory to capture the coveted Deltana trophy donated by Phillip Wong. 

The picnic and food fest after the game with the Florida Georgians and their families set the tone for a much sought after return visit and a tour by the Florida soccer team to Toronto. 



This memorable October visit will be showcased in our upcoming newsletter.
We capture here some of the highlights and too some Georgians who came out of the woodwork.

Bet you haven’t seen many of them in years

St.G.C Basketballers on Canadian Tour E-mail
Friday, 14 January 2005

St.G.C Basketballers on Canadian Tour.

Six members of the successful StG.C basketball team made the Jamaica youth squad on a tour of Canada in Dec 2004. They were Cleon Morrison, Dane Massey, Shane Williams, Kareen Thomas, St.Aublyn Kidd and Michael Rogers.

StG.C. coach Clifford Brown was also appointed coach of the Jamaica under 15 squad, which contained five StG.C. players.

The Jamaica squad engaged various high schools and club teams in a series of friendly matches. The U17 team with St.G.C. netballer Michael Rogers played six matches and won four. The under 15 team played five matches, winning three, with victories against Oakwood Collegiate and Brampton.

This is all part of a development programme for the young Jamaican players, many of whom, including Georgian Michael Rogers, have received scholarships to attend North American universities.

The Ontario old boys were out in support at many of the games and assisted in providing transport and entertainment for the visiting Georgians. Coach Clifford Brown and players were entertained at the home of President Robbie Vernon, who presented them with complimentary copies of the Toronto “Good & True” June 2004 issue. They were surprised and delighted to see their team featuring in this overseas paper.

Ray Chang hosted a special Christmas party at his home for the executives and their spouses and our sponsored St. Georges youth soccer club, which had come off a very successful season. Coach Brown and the touring STGC basketball team players were special guests at this event.

Kudos to Neil Dalhouse, Michael Buski Charley, Shaun Wilson, Chris Chin, John Flynn and new member Richard Saunders, who were towers of support during the tour. Good things are happening at STGC- look out for these names in basketball circles!

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