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Published:Friday | April 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Jaycees lieutenants: (from left) Guy Morris, Terry Gillette, Eddie Shoucair, Custos A.A. 'Bobby' Pottinger, Pat Phillips, L. G. Gooden, Orville Johnson and Val Meeks. - Contributed photos
Professor Oswald Harding (centre) seems to have Claudille Sydial and Burchell James entertained.
Vivienne Washington (left) helps Winston Wright cut his 74th birthday cake as Claudille Sydial looks on.
Vivienne Washington feeds Winston Wright a piece of his birthday cake.
Custos of St Andrew Marigold Harding (left) converses with Merle Daley.

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer

More than 80 members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Jamaica, at the level of senator, along with their spouses, met last Sunday in Oracabessa at the hilltop residence of St Mary custos, Honourable A. A. 'Bobby' Pottinger, to chart the way forward for the service club.

Among the attendees were Professor Oswald Harding and wife, custos of St Andrew Marigold Harding; Custos of St Ann, R.O. Walters and wife Norma; Dr Winston Green, member of parliament for South East St Mary; Clinton Pickering; Keith Brown; Guy Morris; Terry Gillette; Leon Gordon; Karen Grant; Burchell James; Claudille Sydial and Winston Wright, who was celebrating his 74th birthday on the day.

Also present were several Junior Chamber members who reside overseas, including information attaché at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC, Derrick Scott.

After the business section of the meeting, the guests enjoyed the food and refreshments provided, as Custos Pottinger and his wife were wonderful hosts, and even added some fruits at the end.

Former general manager of Beaches Boscobel, Jeff McKitty, who actually catered (at no cost, of course), maintained his high standards, providing mouth-watering jerked chicken and pork, escoveitched fish, curried goat, with roast breadfruit, dumplings, boiled bananas, rice and peas and callaloo. The dessert was special - black forest cake, potato pudding and the much-loved-but-scarce Jamaican favourite, matrimony.