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Newsletter March 2010

Dear Ladies of Loreto. 

It is time, once again, to get in touch, and to inform you of what we have been up to!

The last LHAA event we wrote about was the Reunion held in February, 2009.  Well that was a year ago, so let us fill you in with what happened after that.


Our AGM was held on the 27th June, 2009.  The notices appeared in the papers as required well before the due date.  After the business of the day was over, we all chatted and caught up with friends over tea and snacks.


Then came the great day when the Raffle Draw took place.  A hall full of Loreto girls clapped and cheered as the winners collected their prizes.  As usual the prizes were very good and we wish to thank all those who took so much trouble to gather them from our ever-generous donors. The Raffle draw was followed by a treat for the children of the Roof School.  This is our Annual event involving the free school (set up on the roof of the school building) for the poor children of slum-dwellers in our neighbourhood.  As we have mentioned in our last newsletters, we have ever-growing numbers in the free school as well as in our well-run dormitory for homeless kids, up there on different parts of the roof. As usual we were given a charming entertainment by the children and were gladdened by their excited smiles as they received their gifts and food packets.

On the 13th February, 2010, we held a very unusual Reunion.  The theme was ‘Never say Goodbye’ and everyone received a ‘Friendship band’ as a memento. This year the LHAA Committee felicitated 27 past teachers with a ‘Gurudakshina’ of Rs.10,000/- and a beautifully framed citation.  You can imagine the nostalgia and sentimental emotions of all our past teachers!  We have attached the list of the recipients.  The citation (framed in gold) read –

“We the members of the Loreto House Alumnae Association wish to felicitate you, our beloved teachers with a token of our regard and appreciation for your dedication and devotion to us throughout our school life.  With thanks, which cannot be merely expressed – may God bless you”


As per our usual practice, we handed over a cheque for the annual salaries of the teachers of the Roof school.


What is fast becoming a regular feature, took place again in December, 2009, and yet again in January, 2010.We are referring to the private reunions, held by batches of past pupils. In December, 2009, all the teachers were invited to a lovely tea and the pupils of 1979 batch got together from far and wide to meeting after years and years. Again in January, the batch of 1984 got together after contacting each other worldwide on the website and Facebook, etc.  They, too, had a wonderful lunch get together.  Both the reunions were very well planned and held a series of lunches, dinners, etc. and made a great fuss over their old teachers.  Now We here that there is another batch planning a reunion in December, this year !!!


What next?

We are holding our AGM in June and are already working towards the huge Christmas Bazaar to be held in December, 2010.  This time, again, we will request help from our volunteer sub-committee, who did such a sterling job the last time.


That’s all for now.  We will report again after the Christmas Bazaar.  Till then please keep in touch and visit our website….www.lhaakol.org


With regards,

The Executive Committee

Loreto House Alumnae Association


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