NEWS IN BRIEF - AUGUST 11, 2017
juLY 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
The following is a summary of SFAA monthly financial report for the period beginning July 1, 2017 and ending July 31, 2017
To read details of the report, click on View Full Report below:
JULY 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
BANK BALANCE - JULY 1 $17,338.24
TOTAL FUNDING $1,245.34
TOTAL EXPENSES $345.34
BANK BALANCE - JULY 31 $18,238.24
this week's roll-out:
64, 66, 74, 76, 82, 85, 96
SFAA's Class Page rollout continues. The following classes have been published and are now available for viewing.
Class of '64
Class of '66
Class of '74
Class of '76
Class of '82
Class of '85
Class of '96
Content on each class page includes members of the class, name of the class, year graduated, and a slider deck of current and past pictures of class members. If you notice any errors or omissions, or have class information to submit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STC CELEBRATES 80 YEARS
On April 4, 2017, St. Teresa's Convent celebrated its 80th Anniversary with a mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. His Grace, Archbishop Lewis Zeigler was the main celebrant at the mass.
The legacy of St. Teresa's Convent (STC) cannot be understated. Since its founding in the 1930’s by nuns of the Religious Order of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), STC has educated thousands of girls who have gone on to become productive women both nationally and internationally. Dr. Muna Amelia Wreh, Class of '70, wrote a brief history of STC. You can read it here.
SFAA Congratulates St. Teresa's Convent for 80 years of distinguished service to the girls of Liberia. You can view more on SFAA's congratulatory message by clicking on the button below.
CONVENTION 2017 HONOREES PERFORM
SUrgeries in liberia
Dr. Kevin and Mrs. Natu Youh Strathy, STC Class of '81, traveled to Liberia in June to perform reconstructive surgery on children who are severely scarred or have other facial deformities.
Dr. Strathy, a plastic surgeon, along with his wife Natu, a surgical nurse, have performed over 80 surgeries in Liberia since December 2016, free of charge. They dedicate their medical training, time, and limited resources toward healing Liberians who are in desperate need of such medical services.
Dr. Kevin and Mrs. Natu Youh Strathy were honored with a humanitarian award at SFAA's convention in May 2017.
Read more from Frontpage Africa about the Strathys' amazing charity work by clicking on the button below:
Monthly Meeting minutes
The minutes of SFAA Executive Committee meeting held on June 29, 2017, is now ready for viewing. To view the minutes, log onto the site using the username and password you created to access privileged documents.. Then navigate to the minutes by dong the following:
Click SFAA Reports (Log in)
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SFAA is in the process of establishing regional chapters. The regional chapters will comprise of the following:
o Rhode Island
o New York
o New Jersey
o Washington DC
o North Carolina
o South Carolina
We are seeking voulunteers to help us with this major re-organization effort. If you wish to help, please contact us at:
96 CELEBRATES 20 @ 21
On August 26, 2017, Saints Class of '96 is celebrating their China Jubilee, 20 years, in their 21st year. This milestone is being hosted in Silver Spring, MD.
Known as OMECA, Class of '96 were the last graduates of St. Patrick's High School. Hopefully, they will not be the last class.
OMECA stands for: One of the Most Enlightened Classes in the Arena.
To share in their celebration, the class has invited SFAA's President, Stephen Koffa, to join them on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Koffa plans to discuss SFAA's new direction with the class.
SFAA Congratulates the Boys of OMECA and wishes them joy and blessings.
We will bring you pictures of their celebration as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you can visit the Class of '96 page by clicking on the button below. Leave a congratulatory message in the comments section.
Project Coordinator – Rebuild/Reopen SPHS
Charles E. Cooper, III
Charles E. Cooper III, ’84, Treasurer of SFAA, has been appointed Acting Project Coordinator for Rebuilding/Reopening SPHS. In collaboration with SFAA Chapter in Liberia, he will play a lead role in discussions with the Archdiocese about reopening St. Patrick's High School. Mr. Cooper will act in this role until we find a permanent replacement.
The Project Coordinator for Rebuilding/Reopening of St. Patrick’s falls under the domain of the Project Committee. That committee is organized as follows:
Chair - Project Committee
Project Coordinators - Rebuilding/ Reopening SPHS
Project Coordinators - STC Support
This arrangement will enable Project Coordinators to focus on their assignment while working in tandem with the national organization. Because the schools are in Liberia, the role of the Projects Coordinators in Liberia is critical to the success of SFAA's goals.
STC HONORS STAFF
STC April 19, 2017: St. Teresa's Convent held a ceremony where it retired 7 staff members with honors, and awarded 14 staff members with Long Service distinction.
Archbishop Lewis J. Ziegler and Father Varfee (CES), were among distiguished guests attending the ceremony.
STC's administrators in attendance were:
Sr. Evelina De Guglielmo, FMM – Principal, MSED
Ms. Wokie Kpanyor - Vice Principal, MSED
Mr. Cletus T. Noah – Business Manager, BBA
Ms. Christine A. Dean – Registrar, BBA
Sr. Fatima John, FMM – Dean of Students, BA
SFAA congratulates both the honorees and retirees for their distinguished service. You can view the pictures and names of the honorees on this page.
SFAA currently has open positions that need to be filled:
Members of the Board
Five members representing regional chapters
We are currently on a recruitment campaign to fill these positions. We ask that you please assist in this effort by submitting the names of interested candidates to: