TTTSF holds second major fund-raiser
By Joan Rampersad Saturday, August 4 2012
Last Sunday in Newtown the Time, Talent and Treasure Stewardship Foundation (TTTSF) held its second major fund-raiser since launching in Diego Martin late last year.
The foundation is made up of a number of retirees who are deeply concerned about the wrong direction in which many of the nation’s young males are headed, and who decided to do something positive about it, while at the same time doing something significant with their lives using their time, talent and treasure.
The group, which includes Keith Subero, Garth Cameron, Ty Olivier, Mickey Lamont, Ken Sebro, Dave McIntosh, Keith Toby and Dr Dave Mc Intosh says it just wants to give back to society by assisting impoverish youths, as well as getting youths with challenges back on the “right” path.
At the first fund-raiser, the first beneficiary of the Alvin Alexander Award was a student from South East Secondary School, through a recommendation by Fr Clyde Harvey with whom the group is closely working.
Newsday learnt that from all reports the student is living up to expectations. In addition to the South East Port-of-Spain Secondary School Scholarship Programme, there are a number of other projects that are benefitting from the group’s efforts. They include the Rainbow Rescue Organisation, Success/Laventille Secondary School Scholarship Programme, Janeel Smith Scholarship (Prestige Learning Centre), Steelband Scholarship (Adrian Jaikaran), Sneakers Distribution Project – YMCA and the YMCA “Shoot to Live” Programme.
On the day, patrons enjoyed good Sunday lunch, were thoroughly entertained by Abebele (Neil Baptiste) and the Musical Gems Steel Ensemble, and even got involved in some karaoke singing. To crown off the evening, they took in great back-in-times musical selections from DJ M1.
Musical Gems had them singing and dancing to numbers that included “Jerusalem,” “Crazy Over You,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Too Much Too Little Too Late,” “Archbishop of Pan” and “Rebecca,” after which Abebele engaged patrons some more with yesteryear ditties.