SAINTS FRISKIES RESIDING IN LIBERIA FORM INTERIM COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE SFAA'S AGENDA IN LIBERIA
Saints Friskies Alumni Association's (SFAA) goal of re-establishing a chapter in Liberia has taken an encouraging turn.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, graduates and former students of St. Teresa's Convent (STC) and St. Patrick's High School (SPHS) met on the campus of STC to begin the process of re-establishing SFAA's Chapter in Liberia. Classes represented at the meeting spanned a cross-section of generations from 1969 through 2002. Some of those present, among many others, were Charles Collins '69, Varmunyah Sherif '73, Dr. Odell Kumeh '84, Annette Kiawu '75, Dr. Mohammed Sheriff '75, Fatu Gbedema '83, Wynston Doe '86, Borkai Sirleaf '73 and Angela Cassell Bush '85.
An interim body was set-up under the leadership of Wynston Doe '86 and Dr. Odell Kumeh '84 as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively. The purpose of this body is to promote SFAA's A2S Program and Rebuild St. Patrick's initiatives in Liberia. Along with other activities, the body will serve as a liaison between SFAA in the US and the offices of Archbishop Lewis Zeigler and Sister Evelina, Principal of STC.
As soon as we receive the complete list of all Saints and Friskies who attended the meeting, we will update this report.
SFAA'S DELEGATION PRESENTS REBUILD ST. PATRICK'S PROPOSAL TO ARCHBISHOP LEWIS ZEIGLER IN MONROVIA, LIBERIA
Sept 12, 2018 - Monrovia: Varmunyah Sherif, right, presents SFAA's Rebuild St. Patrick's Proposal to Archbishop Lewis Zeigler in Monrovia, Liberia
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Varmunyah Sherif '73, lead a 5-member Saints Friskies delegation to meet with Archbishop Lewis Zeigler in Monrovia, Liberia. Members of the delegation included Borkai Sirleaf '73, Wynston Doe '86, Angeline Cassel Bush, Ellen Meima Moore. Former Senator Cletus Wotorson, Saints Class of '55, also participated in the meeting via telephone.
The delegation discussed our Rebuild St. Patrick's initiative and presented the Archbishop with SFAA's proposal and annual report. While rebuilding is our primary strategy
for re-establishing this great institution, the delegation asked Archbishop Zeigler to consider the option of renaming SPIRITAN Academy back to St. Patrick's High School. SPIRITAN is the school that currently occupies the campus of St. Patrick's. Senator Wotorson stressed that it is about time our glorious institution be restored to its prominence in order to resume its mission of educating boys.
At the end of the meeting, Archbishop Zeigler expressed his gratitude for the meeting. He promised to present our proposal to stakeholders in the Archdiocese, and get back to us with the results of his meeting with the stakeholders.
A general meeting of all graduates and former students of SPHS and STC is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 3:00pm on the campus of St. Teresa's Convent.
Sept 12, 2018 - Monrovia: SFAA's delegation meets with Archbishop Lewis Ziegler Attendees include Angeline Cassell Bush, Archbishop Lewis Zeigler, Varmunyah Sherif, Borkai Sirleaf, Ellen Meima Moore and Wynston Doe. Senator Cletus Wotorson participated in the meeting via telephone.
If you reside in Liberia, please plan to attend the meeting. Archbishop Zeigler promised to attend this meeting. The agenda includes re-establishing SFAA's Chapter in Liberia. More information about the meeting coming soon.
A Step in the Right Direction
Greetings Saints Friskies Nation,
I am excited to report that we have taken another step towards the rebuilding of St. Patrick's High School.
Over the last few months, the Committee to Rebuild St. Patrick's (CORES) has been working on estimating the cost of rebuilding our school. The estimated cost is $296,566.80.
How did we determine this amount?
To answer this question, click on the proposal located on the Rebuild St. Patrick's Bulletin. As you review the document, keep in mind that estimating construction cost is an imprecise science. Any change to the estimate will assume contingencies for unforeseen conditions and/or hidden costs.
Our goal is to begin construction of the foundation in December 2018. We know this is ambitious. But with your support, participation and donations, we believe we can embark on this early construction phase. An announcement about the start of our fundraising effort and construction project plan is coming soon.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com, or call 301-526-8705.
Stephen J. Koffa '79
President - SFAA