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XGDF ASSOCIATION NY HOSTS GRAND & SATISFYING BREAKFAST MORNING

Saturday 28th March 2015 saw a grand display and consuming of Guyanese and local dishes at their breakfast morning held at the XGDF Association hall.
The proceedings began with opening prayers by Pastor Louis Abrigo and a warm and cordial welcome by president of the association Ms. Cheryl Tappin.
Variety and large quantities seemed the order of the day as members virtually out did each other with their donations. Starting with an ample supply of
various fruit tastily displayed to the tea and coffee ensemble attendees had their choice of appetizers. The main food layout brought back nostalgic feelings
of home as the scrumptious display of pepperpot, balgo, met-em-gee, bake & salt fish, cook up rice etc. etc. to name a few of the dishes was followed by
a copious supply of mauby, sorrel and ginger beer.
A health education topic of the day was given by Dr. Narayanasamy Suryakumar who gave a very interesting presentation of hypertension its prevention
and treatment. He was then presented with a certificate of appreciation.  Member J Glasgow then had an open conversation with the attendees briefly
outlining our history, our benevolence, benefits of membership and our hope for the future.
Live entertainment was supplied by the popular team of Jeggae and Aubrey Cossiah who had the crowd roaring with rhythm and laughter.
We thank all those who attended and look forward for your continued support.

Submitted by Joseph Glasgow

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XGDF ASSOCIATION NEW YORK HOSTS CHILDRENS’ ANNUAL EASTER PAGEANT
With a magnificent display of flair and pageantry the association hosted its annual children’s Easter extravaganza.
Attendees were entertained by the children with song, dance, a crisp display of karate by Kaeli Ferguson and a funky and catchy rendition of “Uptown
Funk” by  Leon and Matthew  Grimmond which brought the house down.                                                
Highlighting the program was the modeling of gowns & tiaras and the sashing and crowning of Ms Guyana Defence Force 2015 Ms Ariana Pierre by the
outgoing queen Ms Imani Glasgow.
Organized in senior and junior pairs ten young ladies sponsored by the past presidents and vice presidents and representing the various XGDF veterans
organizations moved demurely down the runway modeling beautifully assorted styles of  gowns.
Representing the various veterans organizations were:
Bianca Jobe & Sonai Duval                                        Ms XGDF Veterans NY
De Shawna Griffith & Kaeli Ferguson                         Ms Ex GDF Veterans Canada
Janae” Rose & Amaya Duke                                      Ms XGDF Veterans Atlanta
DaCasey Griffith & Sorel Dalhouse                             Ms XGDF Veterans Guyana
DeShana Griffith & Destiny Rose                               Ms XGDF Veterans LA
The outgoing queen in handing over expressed how delighted she was to be part of a history making and vibrant body of veterans while the incoming
queen promised to value and uphold the high standards and comradeship exhibited by XGDF Veterans.
In keeping with the Guyanese tradition of Easter the hall skillfully decorated by Colin Rose featured a beautiful of display of flying kites.
Sincere thanks to all participants, supporters and organizers.
                                                                                                     
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Former Medics of the Guyana Defence Force , held their first reunion , hosted by Dr Fredrick G H- Ho -A Lim , Dr Daniel K Gibran and Mr Ivor
Cromwell , on Saturday March 21 st , 2015 at the X -GDF Association Hall , 132-16 Rockaway Blvd , Ozone Park New York .
Former Medics in attendance were Dr Fred Ho A lim, Dr Daniel Gibran , Ivor Cromwell , Claude Woolward , Bisessar Anant , Egbert French , Radica
Naidoo , Lennox Young , Jagat Sharma , Leyland Baird ,Hutton December , Terrence Welcome and Ella Austin .
Invited guests present were President  XGDF Association Cheryl Tappin , Lt Col ( retired ) Hartley Liverpool ,  WO 1 Wahid Yusuff  ( retired ) Lt
Neville Crawford , Mohamed Khaleel, Maj Calvin Clarke (retired ) , Lt Patrick Stephens,  Capt Charles Peters , WO 1 Johnny Glasgow and Loraine
Glasgow , Linda Juene , Gloria Marshall , WO11 Fredrick John and Mrs John , Lt  Juene GPM , Bayard Zephyr, Edward Assing ,Hazel Zephyr , Roshan
Ahmad  ( Apple Shipping ) , Faheem Rafeek  ( Clergy ) Mr Ian Jones, and Mr David Gouveia  (Media ).

Event  Co ordinator and MC Claude Woolward

John Woolward
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