NEWS IN BRIEF - SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
AUGUST 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
The following is a summary of SFAA's monthly financial report for the period beginning August 1, 2017 and ending August 31, 2017
To read details of the report, click on View Full Report below:
AUGUST 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
BANK BALANCE - August 1 $18,238.24
TOTAL FUNDING $631.73
TOTAL EXPENSES $345.34
BANK BALANCE - August 31 $18,869.97
A2S off to a great start
The Alumni-to-Student Sponsorship Program (A2S) launched by SFAA on August 18, 2017, is off to a great start. To date, the program has $20,099.53 worth of sponsorship commitments to support 45 students.
Sponsors include alumni, former students, family, friends and SFAA. SFAA is grateful to all of those who have made sponsorship commitments so far. Your generosity and kindness will uplift the lives of many girls at STC.
SFAA's sponsors recruitment is an on-going campaign with a goal of securing sponsorship commitments for as many girls as possible.
To view details about the program, including the program's FAQ, list of sponsors, cost of sponsorship, President's Message on A2S, click on the button below.
Plans for SFAA's Convention 2018 in Philadelphia, PA are underway. Under the leadership of Martha Zoegan '86, President of the Philadelphia Chapter, the chapter has reserved the venues where the Welcome Party and the Convention Dinner and Ball will be held. Editus Addy '90, member of the chapter, reserved the venues and conducted a walk-through along with President Zoegan.
As a part of Convention 2018 festivities, the chapter is planning to host the farewell party on a river-boat cruise around the city of Philadelphia.
Stay tuned for more information on SFAA Convention 2018. We will bring you details as soon as the chapter is ready to make them public.
EC Monthly Meeting
The minutes of SFAA Executive Committee meeting held on July 27, 2017, is now available 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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On August 30, 2017, SFAA conducted its first monthly committees meeting. The meeting is designed for the President and the Vice President of SFAA to brief the committees Chairs and Vice Chairs on the activities of the organization. It also gives the committees leaders an opportunity to discuss on-going activities of each committee.
Some of the issues discussed at the meeting were progress of the A2S program, plans for a nutrition program at STC, update on seeking external sources of funding and the upcoming fall event being planned by the Planning Committee.
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.
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:
AFTER 100 DAYS...
message from the president of sfaa
Greetings Saints Friskies Nation,
Monday, September 4, 2017 marked 100 days since you elected the current leadership team. When we began our term, rebuilding the organization became one of our top priorities. We have expanded the leadership team by filling all or some vacancies on the following committees: Finance, Planning, Audit, Regulatory Affairs, and Elections. We also embarked on fulfilling the agenda we set, and below is a summary of what we have accomplished so far:
thank you to our sponsors
SFAA wishes to thank all of those who committed to sponsoring 37 students so far. Your kindness and generosity will go a long way in uplifting the lives of the girls of St. Teresa's Convent (STC).
If you wish to sponsor a child, you can register by clicking here.
Sister Evelina, Principal of STC, has informed us that very shortly, she will provide us with the list of students who will benefit from your sponsorship. As soon as we receive that information, we will publish it on the sponsors page.
ALL VACANCIES ON REGulatory affairs FILLED
The Regulatory Affairs Committee is now fully staffed. Bridgette Onike Robers Duncan '80, Shupan Greenfield Abrahams '84 and Francis Gibson '86 were recently appointed to serve as members of the committee. Leading the committee as Chair and Vice Chair are Patricia Minikon '85 and Faustina Bonner '84, respectively.
The Regulatory Affairs Committee will handle all matters related to federal regulations governing charity organizations, such as IRS filings. The committee will ensure that SFAA is following all regulations prescribed by the IRS. In addition, they will keep track of our incorporation status and file our DBA registration. The Regulatory Affairs Committee will also be responsible for drafting all amendments to our constitution.
SFAA congratulates all the members of Regulatory Affairs and thanks them for their service.
OMECA CELEBRATES 20
On August 26, 2017, Saints Class of '96 celebrated their 20th Anniversary in the Washington DC Metro area.
The class went on a bike ride in suburban Washington DC and fellowshipped in Randallstown, MD. At their business meeting, the President of SFAA briefed them on the state of SFAA and the organization's new direction.
Class of '96, Known as OMECA, 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.
SFAA Congratulates the Boys of OMECA wishes them joy and blessings.
To view a few pictures from their celebration, please click 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:
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: