The Big Apple is on the Map
The Thibaud Reunion Committee in New York held its first meeting on Saturday, June 16th, at
1103 E. Gun Hill Road in the Bronx
. The meeting
was well attended with a strong brainstorming participation from those present.
The group has identified that the main focus of its participation in the Thibaud Reunion
will be education and sports. Some of the strongest ideas were plans for to set
up an ungoing foundation, that will not only serve a purpose for the reunion but will be remain the New York group’s major dedication to the Thibaud community.
Another major undertaking for the group is to set up a 5013c (non profit foundation), which
will assist the group in its fundraising operations, as well as allow the group to target corporate support and to have a
lasting relationship with the Thibaud community, thereby providing ongoing assistance.
There were lots of fundraising ideas which were identified and some of them are strongly
According to the group’s leader, Mrs. Pearl Margaret Douglas, “We here in New York want to work extremely hard for the youths of Thibaud. We
want to focus on their educational wellbeing, and on projects that nurture their love of learning.”
The next meeting will be held at the same location, Saturday July 14, same place between
7 and 9pm, and the agenda will focus on fundraising events as well as firming up the participation of the New York participation in the Thibaud Reunion 2008 project.
Thibaud Fundraiser Attracts Guests
Congratulations to the Thibaud Reunion committee for successfully executing another great fundraiser on June 4th. According to Mrs. Theresa Royer, the committee’s leader, the participation was
remarkable, and surprisingly, the visitors outnumbered the locals. People came from as far as Woodfordhill to enjoy Sandwich
Beach in Thibaud, which is slowly becoming one of the hottest beaches
on the island.
There were tones of food items being sold as well as soft and hot drinks. Hundreds
of dollars were raised and the committee is confident that they are on the way to meeting their targeted goal.
So far three main projects has been identified by the committee and they are still being confirmed. In the near future
they will be announced.
The Reunion committee in Thibaud is pleased with the continued efforts of the entire
South Florida's Fundraiser a Success
The South Florida group has showed
how dedication, team work and strong group participation can make a difference in having a successful fundraising event. The
group hosted a massive fundraiser at the home of Majorie and Delford Paul. There were over 200 people in attendance, on the
Sunday of memorial day weekend. The weather was great which encouraged a high attendance.
The event was highly publicized
and people came to show their support from all major counties of South Florida. Everyone
was please with the heavy turnout and to see people they had not seen in years. It was a mini representation of what the Thibaud
Reunion will be like.
There were lots of fun acticivities
such as music, an inflatable for the kids to play on, there were also items being raffled and most importantly, there were
lots of food items such as barbeque chicken, rice, among other foods and drinks. Lots
of money was raised, which will help support the projects that South Florida has identified.
All in all the response to
the fundraiser was very positive and people of Thibaud origin and “foreigners” alike are looking forward to and
would like to participate in the next fundraising event.
The group’s executives
would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support. They also want to recognize these members for their outstanding
performance: Mr. Michael Massicott, Frampton Francios, Addison Francios, Dean Francios, Mrs. Cecelia Ettiene, Mrs. Nathanie
Francios and DJ'S David & Lester from the group Rude Boy Sound
System for going above and
beyond in making this day a success. Lastly,
they want to give special
recognition to Delford & Magorie for allowing
them total access to their
property making it a very relaxing, fun,
friendly and hospitable environment.
South Florida's Meeting Report
Highlights from South Florida Meeting by Tessa Paul
June 3rd, 2007
This was the groups fourth meeting. It was held at the resident of
Roselyn Lockart in Hollywood,
Florida. The groups is still amazed about
the success of its first fundraiser which was held on Memorial Day
month. Fundraising remains
the groups primary focus. This is why they
have plans on having two
fundraising event during the month of June.
The first event will be a Father's Day Brunch on June 17th at the
of Cecelia & Fitzroy at 6140
Plunkett Street in Hollywood, Florida
starting from 10 am until 2 pm. The menu will include some of Thibaud's
favorite dishes such as,
boiled Green Bananas, Cod-fish, Smoke
Herring, Souse, Bull- foot soup, Bread fruit, Bakes, Ginger bear and
Passion fruit juice. Also, there will be special raffle gift for the
dads/single parent etc.
The next big fundraising event which is a barbecue held on June 30th
at the home of Joan located at 6711 Filmore Street in Hollywood,
Florida. The music group Rude Boys
will be at hand to DJ the event.
there will be at least 3 items being raffled. Lots of food and drinks.
Tessa PaulSouth Florida’s Group Secretary