NEWS IN BRIEF - NOVEMBER 11, 2017
OCTOBER 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
The following is a summary of SFAA's monthly financial report for the period beginning November 1, 2017 and ending November 30, 2017
To read details of the report, click on View Full Report below:
NOVEMBER 2017 FINANCIAL REPORT
BANK BALANCE - November 1 $28,289.86
TOTAL FUNDING $1730.50
TOTAL EXPENSES $ 345.34
BANK BALANCE - November 30 $29,675.02
50 sponsors, $23,084.53
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 $23,084.53 worth of sponsorship commitments to support 50 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.
thank you to our sponsors
SFAA wishes to thank all of those who committed to sponsoring 50 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.
BrotheR edward: 56 Years
as brother of holy cross
A native of Norwood, Ohio, Brother Edward Foken sings the praises of Cincinnati's Purcell High School. At Purcell he excelled in football and credits the sport for allowing him to train, work with groups, and develop physical skills; all which would serve him well in his ministries. In 2008, he was one of those nominated for the Purcell High School's "Outstanding Among All" Award.
Holy Cross had an "uncle's influence" (the late Brother Walter Foken) when it came to directing Edward to join Holy Cross. Brother Edward credits Brother Walter for being on of the great influences in his life
LIST OF A2S STUDENTS
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Sister Evelina, Principal of St. Teresa's Convent, sent the list of students that will benefit from the A2S program. The list contains more students than our current sponsorship commitments (50), but our goal is to recruit sponsors for every student listed.
We responded to Sister Evelina acknowledging receipt of the list, and assured her we will implement the next phase of the program immediately.
Over the next few days, we will review the list and assign students to sponsors. We will then notify sponsors of the name(s) of their student(s), and send a ShoutOut informing SFAA Nation of students matched with sponsors. Once this is done, we will move on to the payment phase of the program, and keep you informed of all transactions.
We expect to complete our review and assignment by Monday, November 20, 2017.
Thank you all for your support and generosity.
Below are 50 sponsorship commitments for the following grades:
Grade 12 = 4 Students
Grade 11 = 1 Student
Grade 10 = 2 Students
Grade 9 = 3 Students
Grade 8 = 3 Students
Grade 7 = 1 Student
Grade 6 = 2 Students
Grade 5 = 3 Students
Grade 4 = 2 Student
Grade 3 = 3 Students
Grade 2 = 3 Students
Grade 1 = 6 Students
Grade K-2 = 8 Students
Grade K-1 = 9 Students
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:
visits stc, fPA reports
Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended students of St. Teresa's Convent Catholic High School and recounted the tremendous contributions of Liberia’s late President, Edwin Barclay some 80 years.
She said she is glad to be part of St. Teresa's Convent family adding - 80 years after one of our great Presidents, Edwin Barclay had being here to open and contribute to this school.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement on Thursday, November 30, 2017 on the campus of St. Teresa's Catholic High School where she had gone to visit and motivate students during the commemoration of the school's 80th anniversary.
SFAA TO ESTABLISH AN AWARDS COMMITTEE
SFAA is in the process of establishing an Achievements and Recognitions Committee (ARC).
The function of ARC is to define an award and recognition process. The committee will also review and approve names of individuals nominated for awards. The committee will comprise the following 5 members:
1. SFAA National President
2. Convention Host Chapter President
3. Member of SFAA
4. Member of SFAA
5. Member of SFAA
At every convention, we want to recognize those who make extraordinary contributions in helping us achieve our goals. Details on the recognition and award process will be announced in the coming weeks.
EC Monthly Meeting
The minutes of SFAA Executive Committee meeting held on September, 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 doing the following:
Click SFAA Reports (Log in)
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You can also view the minutes by clicking on the button below. If you have any questions, please contact .
BrotheR Thomas: 66 Years
as brother of holy cross
At age 22, I had completed three years of university studies in Engineering, and had a reasonable social life. I happened to read Thomas Merton's Seven Story Mountain. Suffice to say, this served as a significant turning point in my life, and in January, 1950 I entered the postulate at Watertown, Wisconsin.
I entered the novitiate in August, 1950, at Rolling Prairie, Indiana. It is only in retrospect I realize how austere our novitiate program was as compared to today's standards.
I studied at St. Edward's University and continued there in General Engineering studies toward that degree.
the late BrotheR william: 56 Years As
brother of holy cross
William was born in Detroit and entered the Brothers in Watertown in 1939. After his novitiate year he worked as a cook, first at Sacred Heart Juniorate, then at the Generalate in Washington, D.C. and at St. Joseph's Center in Valatie. His business skills came into play when he was assigned to the publication staff at Ave Maria Press to serve as a canvasser for 2 years.
In 1950, he joined the faculty of Boysville and served in a variety of roles for 19 years. He is probably best remembered at the school for his efforts in developing athletic programs. As Athletic Director, his football, basketball, baseball and track teams won 13 championships. In 1969, William was able to fulfill one of his dreams of going to the missions.
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: