Fellow alumni leaders,

A blessed Sunday to everyone!

Today I will touch on several things. However, I want to start off by saying THANK YOU to the members of the UJAA Board and to the various organization leaders who contribute to making UJAA the great organization that WE are. I say WE because we are all in this together.

If you received an email from me that appears to come from president@ujaausa.org or DWilson@ujaausa.org asking you for money or anything else, please delete it. As Shaggy said, “it wasn’t me” and it appears that those two mail accounts have been hacked.

Penn Relays 2023
Kudos to Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) for another job well done! The team executed well and the Palestra was a fitting venue for the occasion. We should all pray that TJB is there again next year and for many years to come. We did not have a UJAA banner there as we normally would, and we normally give out flyers for the High School Graduates Awards (HSGA) as well. This time we gave some out on the two UJAA buses that took supporters to the Penn Relays. Thank you Wilbert Davis! And thank you Natasha for getting them to him.

UJAA Penn Relays Bus Ride
We are grateful to everyone who supported the bus ride. The team executed well, and despite a hiccup (mechanical issue) on the return trip with one of the buses, we got everyone back to New York safely. Please thank your members for supporting this venture!

Upcoming plans and events
By now everyone should have their UJAA Mega Drawing tickets and I hope sales have started off well. We have both a General Meeting and President’s Round Table meeting this month. We are busy preparing for this year’s Leadership Development Academy, which starts in June. Plans are well under way for HSGA as well. More details on each of these events will be coming in separate e-mails.

Gratitude to one and all
Sometimes we get so caught up in all that we are doing for our schools and our associations that we do not get to pause and be grateful . Today I ask that you do just that. Be grateful that you are able to help. Be grateful that you are alive, after all, so many have left us over the past few years. Gratitude can never be too much and giving thanks should be a way of life for all of us.

Until next week, walk good as Miss Lou would say.


Donovan Wilson
Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc. (UJAA)
Email: President@ujaausa.org
Cell: (917) 972-5502
“Education is Empowerment; Only the Educated are Free”