Hey folks,

Happy Cinco de Mayo. According to Wikipedia, a UCLA paper on the origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday concludes that “[t]he holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico.”1

What: Meeting Night
When: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Where: Meeting Room @ NEA District Fairgrounds

Our first meeting of Jonesboro will take place on Thursday night. The Board of Directors meeting will be at 6pm with the General Membership Meeting at 7pm.

What: Lunch Bunch
When: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Where: Firehouse Subs, Southwest Drive

May’s Lunch Bunch will be at Firehouse on the 14th beginning at around 11:30am.

What: Chapter Church
When: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Where: Temple Baptist Church, Stadium Blvd

Join Nick Davis at Temple Baptist Church on the 17th beginning at 10:30am for Services.

What: American Cancer Society Relay for Life
When: Through June 6, 2009
Where: The Internet, NEA District Fairgrounds

There are a few things on the ACS front:

1. The ACS is still selling business card-size ads for their programs. The ads are $25 each. Contact relayad@jonesborojaycees.org if you or your business wishes to purchase one and support the American Cancer Society.

2. If you want, you can join our team by visiting the Relay for Life website.

3. The Relay for Life event is on June 5 at the NEA District Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Million Dollar Relay”. Teams are encouraged to base their involvement around a game show type format.

1 American observation of Cinco de Mayo started in California (May 2007)