JETAA Jamaica's Picnic by the Poui 2022


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Some of the members of JETAA Jamaica who attended the picnic

JETAA Jamaica's Picnic by the Poui is a yearly event on its calendar. It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but finally made its comeback in 2022. It was held at the Peace Park at Hope Botannical Gardens in Kingston Jamaica on November 19, 2022. 

As usual, members of JETAA Jamaica and some of its affiliates gathered by one of the poui trees that it donated to Hope Gardens way back in 2011 to re-enact Hanami, the Japanese tradition of viewing the cherry blossoms (Sakura) while feasting under its blooms.

Unfortunately, there were no blooms to admire. The tree flowered in the spring, a time of year that is not conducive for JETAA Jamaica to host this event. But if the event had been held when "our" tree was flowering, we might have enjoyed a view like the one below:
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The following photographs tell only a part of the story of our Picnic by the Poui.  

JETAA Jamaica Picnic by the Poui 2022
Attendees watching a gripping game of tic tac toe

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Players and spectators

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Delicious food prepared by our dedicated caterer

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Attendees lyming 

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JETAA Jamaica is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, so we decided to mark the event with this lovely cake.

JETAA Jamaica Picnic by the poui
L-R: Shawn Aaron, Founder and first President of JETAA Jamaica, Roxane Seaton-Chambers, Marsha Dennie, Janet Crick, Former Presidents and Orrette Muir, Current President

JETAA Jamaica Picnic by the Poui
Capturing a moment being captured, L-R: Shawn Aarons, Marsha Dennie, Janet Crick and Janette Fuller preparing to cut the anniversary cake

JETAA Jamaica Picnic by the Poui
Happy Attendees resting from their exertions

JETAA Jamaica Picnic by the Poui
Some members of JETAA Jamaica and some guests who attended the picnic. 

Special thanks to David Smalling (Far left in the photograph above in red shirt), Treasurer of JETAA Jamaica for organising the event and to Terrike Brown (in white shirt by the tilted banner), Public Relations Officer, for lending him his support.


  1. It was a fun event. Wonderful company and delicious food. Looking forward to next year.

  2. It was a fun event indeed, Marsha. Looking forward to making more memories with the group in the years to come

  3. Camille Marks Kelly2 December 2022 at 19:46

    It was my first event in the JETAA Jamaica, light and fun hanging with my sibling JETs :)

    1. It was great having you with us. Many more opportunities to hang out coming up.


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