AGM NOTICE - March 30, 2022

14 Feb 2022 9:49 AM | Anonymous

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MARCH 30, 2022 - GET READY TO PARTICIPATE!


LFJ is a volunteer-run organisation led by an Executive Board elected by members. 


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all members, where members can review the progress of the Organisation towards its mission including evaluation of programmes and financial reports, and elect their Board of Directors for the coming year.  Members in good standing will be eligible to participate, including to nominate, be nominated and to elect or be elected to serve on the Executive Board.


To make sure you have the opportunity to participate, become a member or renew your membership today!  Have you signed up for membership in the past but not sure of your status? Check your Membership Status and update your contact and other informationby visiting our website– Give us a call if you need help. Once your membership is active you can log in with your email address to view your profile, download your membership card and access member only contentincluding nomination forms and instructions as well as Voting Instructions, Financial Reports and Resolutions as they are posted.  Learn more about other Member Benefits here.


Note that the AGM will be conducted online via Zoom link, with limited capacity for in-person participationby pre-arrangement only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make sure to get in touch with us by Wednesday March 16, 2022 if you wish to participate in person or by proxy.


NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

As an active member you can nominate persons to serve on the Executive Board of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica and also be nominated yourself.  Nominations should be be submitted by Wednesday March 16, 2022 to be vetted and submitted for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday March 30, 2022.  


Members can access more information including nomination instructionsand formson our website.  (To view and access member-only contentYou will first need to log inby clicking the blue LOG IN button at the bottom left of the main page - or top right from your cell phone.)


If you are interested in serving yourself, and would be open to being nominated, please reach out and let us know, at info@lupusfoundationjamaica.org, so we can follow up further with you.



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Besides being elected to the Board there are several Committees you can serve on and many other ways to Volunteer or give of your time and resources to support our Warriors. 


Help and skills are currently needed in the following areas:


  • Writing and/or Communications

  • Accounting

  • Legal

  • Administration/Records Management

  • Health care

  • Social work

  • Counselling

  • Marketing

  • Graphic Design

  • Human Resources

  • Grant writing

  • Audio-visual tech skills

  • Photography, Video recording/editing

  • Event planning

Are you a people person who can make persons feel welcome and stay connected?

Are you good at coordinating and organising people?

Do you have time or tools to run errands or make deliveries?

Do you have creative skills in music or the Arts you would like to share?

Do you have contacts that could provide access to funds or other resources?


Reach out to us for more information about how you can get involved!


As the saying goes, “We are stronger together” – Join the fight today!


Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall to join with Government and Medical Societies to support World Lupus Day Observance


Khalia Hall, the reigning Miss Jamaica World, is demonstrating the philosophy of Beauty with a Purpose as she lends her time and influence to the cause of Lupus Awareness.

Miss Jamaica World is one of several well-known personalities that have endorsed the efforts of the Foundation over the years to promote awareness about Lupus.  “I feel grateful to be able to use my platform as Miss Jamaica World to help the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica to raise awareness around this debilitating disease.” 

On May 10, Lupus Foundation of Jamaica will be joining in with lupus groups across the world in observance of  World Lupus Day 2022 under their own theme LUPUS LEVEL UP: Make Lupus Visible.  According to Dr Desiree Tulloch-Reid, President, the campaign will have an Island wide reach through media interviews and promotions, poster displays, a social media campaign and Awareness walks dubbed “Make Strides for Lupus” across the Island and will culminate in a World Lupus Day Ceremony and mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, on May 10, 2022.  “We will be engaging all our members, supporters, media partners, Government, community organisations, the public at large and all our online and social media to increase awareness of lupus, specifically this year emphasising the impact of lupus on the body’s organs.”  

Ms Hall will be supporting the LUPUS LEVEL Up campaign by a video endorsement for social media and being photographed in the purple T-shirt bearing the Campaign theme.  She will also attend the Foundation’s key event, a free mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, and take part in an official Opening Ceremony at 12:00 pm in tandem with the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Hon Juliette Cuthbert-Flynn who will declare the event open.

Also present at the free event at Emacipation Park will be representatives of several health Professional Associations including Medical Association of Jamaica, Dermatology Association of Jamica, Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and Jamaica Physiotherapy Association as well as Mandeville Regional Hospital Nephrology Unit, who will interact with the public and provide health talks and demonstrations.  National Health Fund will provide free health screening in tandem with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.  A live broadcast on Riddim FM 102 with host Vernon Derby will also feature conversations with health professionals, volunteers and persons living with Lupus, as well as reports from participants in awareness walks and other activities across the Island.

The public is invited to wear purple on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity, to participate in local activities and make donations to the Foundation towards support services for persons with Lupus. Further information is available at the Foundation’s website www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org or by contacting 8767548458.


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