President's Note - October 2018

Dear Members,


We herald in the month of October, which the world over celebrates as Breast Cancer Awareness month …wear pink to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.


We urge you to educate yourself to know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month. It is important to get to know how your breasts normally look and feel so it will be easier to spot if there are any unusual changes for you. If you do spot any unusual changes to your breasts you should get them checked out by your doctor. Finding out about breast cancer signs and symptoms can help you understand what breast changes to look out for.


We at AFETT did our part by wearing the pink ribbon on our tees while we hosted our annual fundraiser – Suit Me Up (SMU).​

We thank each and every one who supported us during the preparation for and hosting of another successful instalment of Suit Me Up. Plans are afoot to host one in South.


Our Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit Membership Meeting in September was sold out; we again say a heartfelt thanks to our event partners – Deloitte! Look out for the next one soon. So please volunteer to assist wherever you can.


This month, we partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) to host our Post Budget Forum on Tuesday 16th October, 2018 at Jaffa’s at the Oval. We have a special offer for MEMBERS ONLY – register to attend the October Meeting and get a complimentary ticket to attend the November Meeting, which will be hosted on Monday 19th November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in collaboration with the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Fatherhood Resource Centre.


We also sought out meetings with other potential partners – a team of us met with Patricia Ghany, newly elected President of the American Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (AmChamTT) and we have a fabulous collaborative event that we are working on to host for you in 2019, so look out for details on that!


We concurrently pursued activities to increase the visibility of AFETT – as President I participated in CNC3’s Post Budget Prime Time Discussion on Monday 1st October; and Past President Cavelle Joseph-St Omer appeared on TTT’s NOW Morning Show on Tuesday 2nd October to share AFETT’s perspective on the Budget Presentation. I also delivered a Presentation at the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Midwives (TTAM) Annual Conference on the topic of Entrepreneurship and Work-Life Balance.


We continue to work for you, raising the public profile of this Association thus putting you our members in an enviable and admired position.


Yours in service,


Yolande Agard-Simmons


Yolande Agard-Simmons

AFETT President 2018/2019

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