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VOLUNTEERS at last weekend's Carifta Trials were feted by members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) executive as a mark of appreciation for the hard work they put in at the weekly track and field meetings held across the country.
The dozens of volunteers were treated to lunch inside the VIP Lounge of the National Stadium.
They were later provided a stipend to assist with their travelling expenses.
This was a break from the boxed lunch or fast food usually provided for the volunteers.
JAAA president Dr Warren Blake said it was a means of showing appreciation for the hard work the volunteers put in week after week.
Recently, a few volunteers have complained about the lack of assistance received from the national association in carrying out their functions.
"This is part of our manifesto," general secretary Garth Gayle told the Jamaica Observer.
He added that it was the intention of the executive elected in November 2012 to do more for the track officials.
"We're also looking at how we can have a registry at the national level," he added.
He said it would include names and photos of the volunteers.
JAAA executive members, including first vice-president Dave Myrie, treasurer Ludlow Watts, Gayle, and executive members Michael Clarke and Ewan Scott, were present.
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