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OF THE MONTH
Pigeon Peas & Rice
Uncooked white rice (about 1 handful per person)
Vegetable cooking oil
Sazón, 1 packet
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp sofrito or recaito
Olives (use the Spanish salad olives with pimientos), about 5-6 olives
1 can of Gandules (Pigeon Peas)*, drained and rinsed
Salt, to taste
Adobo, to taste
Put rice into pot, Add water to the pot until the water sits just above the rice. Add a serving-spoon’s worth of cooking oil. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover and cook.
The Virgin Islands Association of Georgia Outreach Program gives members the opportunity to get involved in community service on a regular basis. Projects are membership-led and are offered through the partnership with various nonprofit agencies like Hands on Atlanta, Amaiya Helping Hands, Atlanta Food Bank, and other groups throughout the community.
Members and non-members can sign up for projects at any time! Just send us an email with your area(s) of interest. If you would like to lead a project, please let us know that we can help with facilitation and support.
The terms “in-reach” and “outreach” are sometimes used interchangeably. However, our in-reach service is designed to target our members only and not the community at large, as in outreach. It is an inwardly focused service where our primary goal is to serve our members and their families. So think about what skills you can offer (ex. plumbing, painting, childcare, lawn care, tutoring, home repairs, cleaning services, counseling, etc.) that you can be included as a resource. It is a great way to serve by using your talents and skills to give back. For those who may not have specialized skills and just want to help, great! We need you too. The more hands involved the stronger we will be as a community.
For those who require in-reach service, please let us know. We can help! We will reach out to our membership network and provide assistance in the area(s) of need. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “In-reach request”. Someone will contact you to further discuss your needs.
VIAG "2022" GOALS
The Virgin Islands Association of Georgia is committed to helping our community and Virgin Islanders both in Atlanta and US mainland. To achieve this, the executive board has set four goals for the year.
Build awareness of VIAG and its leadership in the community by having name recognition and sponsorship by July 2022.
Increase our participation with other organizations
Increase paid membership to 150 by September 30th
Set deliverable dates and hold each other publicly accountable for commitments
Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 2nd Saturday via zoom or teleconference at 3pm. Information details will be emailed, posted via webpage or facebook prior to meeting dates scheduled.
Vibe with VIAG
Every 2nd Friday Monthly Via
Face Book Live at 7pm sharp.
Member Discount Program
All active paid members can receive discounts with their valid current membership cards at any business participating in the "membership discount program". Check with business for discount details.
President-- Warren Mitchell
Vice President- Kalila Moorehead
Secretary- Fonda Gill
Treasurer- Antoinette Hazelwood
Public Relation- Naeemah Charles
Advisor- Tracy Lettsome
Virgin Islands Association of Ga
Vibe with VIAG:
May 20th, 2022 @ 7pm.
VIAG General Meeting:
May 14th, 2022 @ 3pm.
Continue to practice "social- distance", wash hands frequently and be safe.
Virgin Islands Association of Ga, Inc
P.O. Box 361073
Decatur, Georgia 30036
Additional Payment Options:
Cash App - $VirginIslandsAssocGa
Paypal - email@example.com *Use pay option (Friends & Family)*
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