MR. AJAY GOYAL
A great beginning has indeed been made !
The SJA alumni association with a truly global appeal is now a reality. This has become possible because of the great enthusiasm and generation of ideas that we witnessed over the internet and otherwise from across the countries over the past few months.
Congratulations to one and all who are now a part of this great family and we all share a common bond called SJA.
My team and I, as members of the 1st management committee, are profoundly pleased to be entrusted with this daunting task of putting our house in order and of organizing a gala evening for members on the 18th of Dec 2010. We accept this responsibility with all humility at our disposal and assure you that we shall discharge it with a true, collective Josephite spirit.
The new management committee seeks to establish a strong autonomous, transparent and vibrant association with a truly international representation. This association will be a body that shall make meaningful contribution to our Alma Mater and at the same time promote camaraderie amongst its members.
To be able to accomplish the above, some of the tasks that demand our immediate attention are as follows:
Membership base to be strengthened. The current registered members as per the school records handed over to us is around 1700+ members for which the committee has undertaken the humungous task of updating / correcting the data base, which is hopelessly outdated, in respect to the current contact details of all the members. Detailed screening of this data base has been carried out and all members, whose contact members, were available, have been called, however this formidable exercise has met with very limited success given that 75% of the numbers are obsolete. Simultaneously, this data base has been digitized and we are now putting it up on our website for all of us to see. We request you all to check out this membership list and help us update not just your own data, but also of anyone on this list that you know of.
A great mission pending for ages, will have been accomplished through your valuable, proactive inputs.
At the same time we are pleased to announce the drive for new membership. I beckon you all to go for it . It is sure to endear us to teach other and make great things possible !
The process of becoming a member is available on the main menu of the website.
All those whose name figures on the old membership list are not needed to pay the membership joining fee .However, they shall be required to pay an annual subscription. They are also requested to refer to the FAQ section on the website.
Launch of the SJA Alumni website. The long awaited website is now a reality before you. This will be integrated with the SJA school website under the aegis of the principal. We strongly recommend to make our website as featuristic as possible. Any suggestion to enrich its features are welcome.
Alumni Chapter to be established country/ continent wise and also within various states in India. I urge all willing Josephites who have become members of the Alumni to come forward to represent their geographical domain and work.. In the mean time we look forward to your suggestions for seamless establishment of such chapters.
Alumni also plans to take up concrete projects in discussion with the school to make meaningful contribution for the betterment of our school.
To organize an alumni gala meet and make this an annual event. One important task before us is to organize the Alumni Gala Meet scheduled for 18th and 19th of December this year. I shall look forward to your spirited participation and to your esteemed presence on this occasion to make it a huge success.
To be able to accomplish all these tasks, we shall be forming committees and subcommittees, for which we will need focused volunteers in respective domains and areas. We welcome members who are willing to spare time for various assignments.
So let’s get going. We are highly excited at the prospects of meeting our friends from across the Globe. See you in Doon on the 18th of Dec 2010!
with best wishes,