Jamaican Nationals Association 50th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, September 21, 2019, @ the Silver Spring Civic Center. (Free public parking garage on Ellsworth Drive)
Jamaica’s Ambassador the USA, Her Excellency Ambassador Audrey P. Marks, will be in attendance. The Guest Speaker will be Senator K.D. Knight, OJ of Jamaica. The Master of Ceremonies will be Maureen Bunyan, television journalist and former lead co-anchor at WJLA-TV Channel 7. Entertainment by heIMAGE BAND and DJ Paul Mac. Donation: $120.00 per person.
Visit JNA’s website to learn more about some of its initiatives including Partnership with Jamaica Cancer Society – St. Ann and St. Mary Branches.
The Jamaican Nationals Association aims to unify, foster, and promote the welfare of all Jamaicans and persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington Metropolitan Area along with providing assistance and support to individuals and organizations in the United States and in Jamaica.
The concept of a Jamaican organization addressing the affairs of the Jamaican community in Washington, D.C. was influenced profoundly by the nationalistic feelings of Jamaicans during the mid-sixties: Those feelings, no doubt, emerged as a backlash of the demise of the West Indies Federation (1958-1962) in 1962.