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VENTURE CREDIT UNION
CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of VENTURE Credit Union
Co-operative Society Limited will be held on:
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Center Pointe Mall, Main Auditorium,
Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas.
The main business of the meeting will be to:
1. Adopt the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
2. Adopt the Minutes of the Special General Meeting of June 20, 2013
3. Receive Reports for the Year 2013 as follows:
a. Board of Directors
b. Supervisory Committee
c. Credit Committee
a. Board of Directors three (3)
b. Supervisory Committee five (5)
c. Credit Committee five (5)
a. Auditor's Report
b. Accept Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2013
6 Approve the Budget for 2014
7. Consider Resolution: Amend Bye-law #43
8. Approve Recommendations of the Board of Directors
9. Transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Esme Raphael (Miss)
Secretary to the Board
2014 February 24
They say you can never be too rich
or too thin. Surely it goes without
saying that you can t be too good-
looking, either, right? Especially in
But in the popular new film Son of
God, Jesus is so, well, easy on the eyes
that some are revisiting an age-old
question that has vexed scholars for
Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt,
only slightly better?
OK, that exact question hasn t vexed
scholars for centuries. But those who
study religion as portrayed in popular
culture do note that depicting Jesus on
the screen has always been a tricky
business, one that balances weighty
theological concerns---how divine to
make the son of God, and how human?
---with more earthly ones, like how best
to sell movie tickets?
"Listen, films are big business," says
Steven Kraftchick, professor at Emory
University s Candler School of Theology.
"They re probably not going to cast
Jonah Hill as Jesus."
Not that Hill wouldn t provide an
interesting spin. But the producers of
Son of God, Roma Downey (who also
plays Jesus mother Mary) and her hus-
band Mark Burnett, were clearly going
for something different when they chose
the strapping, 6-foot 3-inch Diogo
Morgado, a Portuguese actor who s
dabbled in modelling, for The Bible,
their History channel miniseries. (Son
of God is culled from footage shot for
Downey won t deny her Jesus is
good-looking---not that she d get very
far with that---but explains she was
seeking a subtle mix of qualities.
"Someone with strength, presence,
charisma, tenderness, kindness, com-
passion and natural humility," she says.
"Someone who could be both a lion
AND a lamb."
Casting came down to the wire. A
few weeks before shooting was to begin
in Morocco, there was still no Jesus.
Downey fired off an e-mail to church
and business contacts with the urgent
header: "Looking for Jesus."
Salvation came from an unexpected
place. In Ouarzazate, Morocco, a mem-
ber of an advance team remembered
an actor who d been there more than
a year earlier on a different project. He
searched through hotel registries and
found the name.
Not surprisingly, Morgado s looks
have been a big part of the conversation
ever since. "We not only found Jesus,
we found Hot Jesus," Oprah Winfrey
told him in a TV interview, referring
to a Twitter hashtag about the actor.
"A hunkier Jesus than necessary,"
Variety noted in its review of the movie.
The Hollywood Reporter called it "Jesus
as pretty boy," and noted a resemblance
between Morgado and the young Mar-
But box office is booming. Son of
God came in a close second last week-
end to Liam Neeson s Non-Stop, beat-
ing out the blockbuster Lego movie.
To Morgado, it s all good. "Long after
I m gone, this is going to be my legacy,"
he said in a telephone interview. "So
why should I worry about people calling
me Hot Jesus? I m really proud of this
His key acting challenge, Morgado
notes, was getting that balance between
divine and human: "It s a really tricky
That s always been a problem, says
Jeffrey Mahan, professor at the Iliff
school of theology in Denver. "Jesus
films go back to the very beginning of
cinema, and there s always that tension
between human and divine."
Mahan notes that "this isn t the first
sexy Jesus on film." When Jeffrey
Hunter played the role in the 1961 King
of Kings, he says, people dismissively
dubbed it "I Was a Teenage Jesus," a
reference to Hunter s youthful good
looks (though he was in his 30s).
"I think people who don t know Jesus
will fall in love," Downey says. "And
those who do know him will fall in love
all over again." (AP)
Did he really look
like Brad Pitt?
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Diogo Morgado in a scene from Son of God.
In this 1961 file photo, Mary, played by Siobhan
McKenna, greets Jesus, played by Jeffrey Hunter, in
a scene from the film King of Kings. AP PHOTOS
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