Virtual cool jazz summer night to benefit St. Rose’s Guyana Alma Mater

Randy Scott.

Jazz fans will be entertained by legendary, #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz saxophonist, Randy Scott, thanks to the Guyana St. Rose’s Association USA Inc., which has planned a Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night show, that will also feature steel drum artist Lennard Jack Jr.

The Sept. 2, virtual fundraiser, will be streaming live at 8 pm EST, via Zoom. To register for the event, go to www.cooljazzonahotsummernight/eventbrite.com.

Scott, a multi-platinum record producer and composer, whose fourth CD entitled, “Breathe” remained in the top 40 nationally for five months, and is available through most major retailers and record stores internationally, as well as online through iTunes and Amazon.com, will heat-up the evening with “Cool Jazz sounds, a complimentary event in appreciation of the alumni, donors, and sponsors for their continued support.

This is just one of a number of exciting events planned by the Alumni Association for 2021, that will include the “Annual December to Remember” in December.

The “Brunch Honoring Males” is scheduled to take place in June 2022.

“We hope that our alumni and friends will continue to support us in these fund raisers that benefit our Alma Mater,” said the group.

The not-for-profit was incorporated in 1994. The main objective is to support the principal, faculty, staff, and students at St. Rose’s High School, one of the top secondary schools in Georgetown, Guyana.

There is also an alumni association in Toronto, Canada and the newly formed association in Guyana.

Through its fundraising and support from loyal donors and supporters, the association is proud to have contributed approximately US$22,053.00 to its alma mater during 2020.

“This includes our annual monetary scholarship to students who excel at the CSEC and CAPE exams. In addition, the association funded wash troughs with liquid soap and dispensers to cope with COVID mandates at the school, 40 laptops and 60 tablets to cope with remote learning for both teachers and students due to COVID-19, in addition to the purchase of a freezer and water cooler for the Home Management Room sponsored by the Class of 1979,” according to the group.

The organization said for this fiscal year so far, they have purchased 65 laptops and 60 electronic tablets for the staff and senior students who are taking the CSEC and CAPE examinations.

Through its outstanding give back program, an alumna donated two sewing machines, for the Home Management Room. In 2019, one of the major donors sponsored a state-of-the-art computer lab equipped with smart boards — one of the first among the secondary schools.

The Executive Board 2021-2021 are: President, Compton Grose, Rock Harding, vp, Iana Daniels, secretary, Cuthbert Hamilton, treasurer, Adunni Britton-Greene, asst. secretary/treasurer, and Lorraine Croft-Farnell and Michelle Matthews, board members.

St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Association For further info: https://strosesalumni.org/

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