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THE LATIN American Women’s Club showed that while volunteering is their expertise, they surely know how to party.
The voluntary organisation celebrated its golden anniversary of volunteerism in Jamaica with dinner and a captivating Mexican mariachi band courtesy of the Mexican Embassy, at the Spanish Court hotel last Friday night. Diplomats and the Jamaican Latin community came out to support not only their roots, but these women who have been making a difference in Jamaica.
During the very brief formalities, President Maria Pinchin revealed that the club started on July 5, 1966, when she returned home to Jamaica after being invited to the Latin American Women’s Club of Trinidad and Tobago.
She shared the idea with her friend, Pepita Angarita, and the rest was history.
Since then, the club has adopted two children from the SOS Children’s Village; they have also made it their tradition since the club’s inception to present a gift to the first baby born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital every From left: Edwin Vaquerano and his wife, Maria, pose for the camera with President of the Latin American Women’s Club Maria Pinchin.
Christmas Day, in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. They have visited and aided other voluntary organisations, and it is Pinchin’s aim that the club will continue to assist those in need. By the time dinner was through, all were ready to dance the night away. The mariachi band had the crowd singing along as if in a trance with their beautiful tenor and baritone voices. There was hip shaking and twirling well into the night with friends and colleagues. Chargé d’affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy Luisa Gutierrez (left) dances up a storm with Barbara Mendoza. Alphie Mullings-Aiken (left) and Aloima Suarez are being twirled by a member of the mariachi band. Olive and Mike Stacey also came out to celebrate.
General Manager of Guardsman Group Andre McLean and Tabra-Kay Lindsay share a dance
THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
From left: Tabra-Kay Lindsay, Crista Sirjue and Tania Hall are all smiles for our camera.