This year at JMA we are hoping to encourage the wonderful JMA community charitable spirit! With that in mind we've decided to partner with the WA Police charity, Constable Care and their Comfort Pack Program.
'The program aims to supply front line emergency service workers with care packs to give to children who are being temporarily relocated from their homes due to accident, emergency or as a result of crime. The backpacks are age and gender appropriate and contain necessities such as pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush and paste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair brush, story book, teddy bear, etc.'
Instead of students completing their 5 Leadership Tasks on their grading form we will be asking that everyone assembles a Comfort Pack for children in need. - You can opt out of this and do the normal 5 tasks - The age range is 0-16 so ideally it would be great if students assemble a pack for another child their age but you can choose. You do not need to fill the back pack with all the items, just what you can afford to purchase or even better donate! The idea is to help with Comfort Pack program but also to encourage our students to think about others and how great they will feel knowing they have helped someone else in need.
We are encouraging everyone to participate from all programs including Little Tigers and the adult classes - TKD and Box and Burn - you can also spread the word and ask family and friends if they want to be involved too!
We will be collecting the donations at the club during March leading up to the April grading. Thank you all in advance for your support. We're really excited for this project! You can read more about the program below!
We have some exciting things planned for this year the first of which is offering our babysitting services so parents can have a night out!! Go to the movies, have a meal or just sit in silence!!!
When: Friday 27th January
Where: At the Club
Who: 7 year olds up
Cost: $35 per family
What: We will show a movie to the kids followed by a fun quiz with prizes
Forms are available at the Club and need to be returned before the 27th with correct money to secure the spot.
JMA would like to officially welcome our Saturday morning adults taekwondo instructor Colin Niland. Mr Niland brings a wealth of knowledge to the Club with an extensive background in Aikido, Judo, Karate and Taekwondo. Our Saturday morning class 9am-10am has been running for awhile now and his energy and enthusiasm has rubbed off on us all. We would like to thank Mr Niland for his involvement with JMA and his passion for martial arts!
A belated Congratulations to Box and Burner Kelly Andrews for her wedding to Gary on the 30th October. It was a beautiful wedding and we were thrilled to be able to be a part of it! Kelly looked stunning and every bit the beautiful bride. Excellent speech from father of the bride Chris and Natalie and Marianne looked amazing - your efforts in Box and Burn paid off!!
Kelly supports JMA through her hair salon Kymeli in Joondalup - donating prizes for both our balls and raising money for PMH by donating 10% of all hair cuts/colours from JMA members prior to the ball.
Congratulations Kelly and Gary and to their gorgeous daughter Keira too!!!!
To obtain her red belt three at JMA Sophia Chila must now take on a leadership role. This is an advanced level at our school therefore a higher level of commitment and maturity is required.
Her task is to first recruit a minimum of ten friends and family members from school or otherwise and manage that team to provide a service that can benefit the community.The intention here is to teach the student the importance of team work and leadership. This level shows the power of many hands and the good feeling that comes from being part of a group working together to achieve a common goal.
Sophia has chosen to start the "Australian Earth Kids”Club. Below is some information about the Club.
"As part of joining my club kids will also become members of a non-profit organization known as Kids for Saving Earth which was started by an 11 year old boy who was dying of cancer. His name was Clinton and he had a dream of creating a healthy planet. His mum & dad now carry on the club that he started when he developed a passion about environmental issues & wanted to raise awareness & take action on all the neglect we were showing towards our animals & plants, skies & oceans.
The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth's environment. As a member of this club, we will meet together every 6-8 weeks (or more often if we want to !!) to discuss and act upon environmental issues that we can really do something about! We can access educational materials from KSE & many other Australian resources & work to protect our planet in many different ways.
In our first meeting we learned how to create a small natural habitat at home; next meeting we are making bird feeders and soon we will have a guest speaker to talk about solar power & it’s benefits. There is so much to learn about and one thing I have discovered is that every person CAN make a difference !!
If any members of JMA are interested in my club or topics I am happy to provide information to them. Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to think about ways in which I can make the world a better place."
Well done Sophia, this is an inspiring way to complete your leadership task and a great way to help teach others about the environment.
Click here for Sophia's first newsletter
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to the JMA Ball in July! We had over 130 people attend on the night, all looking smokin hot! The Joondalup Resort provided a beautiful setting and fantastic food and drink, thank you to Claire and Russell for helping to organise the event.
Music was provided by eleveneleven throughout the night, thank you Dave and Skye for getting everyone grooving! and to Ola the magician for entertaining with tricks and magic throughout the night.
We gave away a few prizes on the night kindly donated by a few different businesses:
2010 Supermum Award to Megan Thompson for her dedication to her family, friends and training. Megan won toys donated by Toy World Balcatta, a Facial from Tranquility Health and Beauty and a photographic make up session and portrait photo shoot from Sonia Lee Makeup and Nails and Paul Karan Photography
Box and Burn (female) of the Month went to Karen Sutherland she won a hair care kit from Kymeli Hair in Joondalup
Box and Burn (male) of the month went to Sean Dorman who also won a hair care kit from Kymeli's - but may have to give it to his wife!!
Bell of the Ball went to Jodie Cochrane who won a Kymeli hair kit and a massage voucher from Tranquility Health and Beauty
Beau of the Ball went to Jason Huxtable who also won a Kymeli hair kit
Door Prizes were:
JMA Gift Set including boxing gloves, hand targets, sports bag and 6 months training was won by birthday girl Jodie Pellew
Overnight Accomodation and Buffet Dinner for Two from Joondalup Resort was won by Laura Powley
Kymeli Major Prize including GHD IV Styler (Medium) GHD Heat Role pouch, GHD T Shirt, GHD Styling spray, Voucher Shampoo Deluxe Treatment with cut and Style won by Jackie McLeod
Bigpic's canvas print was won by Jacie Anderson
and there were 3 $50 westfield vouchers handed out during the night to the best dancers!
So a BIG Thank you to all the businesses that donated to the event!!
Joondalup Golf Resort
Kymeli Hair Joondalup
Tranquility Health and Beauty
Sonia Lee Makeup and Nails
Paul Karan Photography
The BraBar Lakeside
We all had a great night and it was made so much more special by all the members, friends and family that attended. We look forward to seeing you all at the next ball - probably in November when we announce our Biggest Looser competition winner!
Colin, Sam and Carla