As we reflect on the Anniversary Celebration, the Executive Board and Anniversary Committee will be remiss not thanking our alumni for their outpouring of support to make this event as successful as it was.
We are extremely happy to relay that the members of the St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc. had a splendid 20th Anniversary celebratory weekend, starting with our Dinner Dance at Russo's on the Bay in Queens, New York on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 and ending with the Breakfast Brunch on the lawns of St. Catherine of Genoa after a Service on Sunday, August 31st, 2014. In all, two hundred and ninety seven guests including the Headmistress, Ercellen Cummings, former Headmistress Sister Hazel, teachers Waveney Duarte, Annette Ramrattan, Margaret Dalgetty, Barbara Jekir, Fabia Fonseca-Kunar, June Ann Pinkerton, Ruby Ramsammy, Desiree D’Abreu-Buckley, approximately ninety eight alumni, family and friends. Guests travelled from Canada, England, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Maryland, California, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and the Tri-state area. Our collaboration was confirmed by the presence of the representatives of the Toronto and UK Chapters and from our fellow Alumni Associations – Queens College, St. Stanislaus College, Bishops High School, Christ Church Secondary School and Central High School.
With proceeds and donations received from all the events of the weekend, the Association will be able to meet our obligations to our Alma Mater in Georgetown for this year. We will be able to provide the custodial grant for the 2014-2015 year and the funds for the 2014 Prize Giving Awards. Also, we have made a donation towards the upcoming International Reunion which will be held in Guyana from June 27 – July 3, 2015.
Those alumni who were not able to attend, the Association has copies of the Anniversary Journal from this memorable event available, for a donation of US$10.00 each. Please forward your donation payable to St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc., P. O. Box 22321, Brooklyn, NY 11202-2321 or through PayPal on our website www.strosesalumni.org to get your memento of the Association’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.
As usual, we have been renewed by the interest shown and the support received from so many alumni far and near, and we continue in our commitment to Serviam in the work we do for our Alma Mater. Please join us as we continue in our quest to improve the quality of education and environment of St. Rose’s High School in Guyana and to raise funds so as to meet the needs of the present faculty, staff and students.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Executive Board & 20th Anniversary Committee
St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA