SRAA USA

St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc.

Background

The St. Rose’s Alumni Association was founded by a group of concerned alumni in the mid 1980’s.  In July 1994 a network of alumni decided to formally incorporate the association.  On December 29, 1994, the St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA (NYC) Inc. was granted incorporation under the laws of the State of New York as a domestic Not-for-Profit Corporation.  The Association was recognized as exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in a determination letter issued in June 1997 by the US Internal Revenue Service.  On August 13, 1999 the association received its Exempt Organization Certificate from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance providing the organization as exempt from NYS Sales Taxes.   On March 4, 2011 the association registered its official name change with the Division of Corporations and State Records of the NYS Department of State to St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc.  On January 1, 2014 the association registered with the Charities Bureau of NYS Attorney General.

Our Mission

  • To establish a network among past pupils of the St. Rose’s High School (Ursuline Convent) worldwide;
  • To improve the quality of education and environment of St. Rose’s High School, Georgetown, Guyana hereafter referred to as St. Rose’s; and
  • To raise funds so as to meet the needs of present faculty, staff, and students of St. Rose’s by utilizing our membership resources.

Structure

The association is administered by an Executive Board.  The officers comprise of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer, two (2) Board Members, and an Ex-Officio.  Officers are elected by and from Active Membership of the Association.   All elected officers serve a period of two (2) years and may be re-elected for a second consecutive term in the same position after their term expires.  The primary function of the Executive Board is to formulate policy. Various committees are elected to execute functions as delegated by the Executive Board.

The membership of the Association is open to all alumni, their families, and friends and those who will help to promote the goals of the Association.  The Association holds two General Business Meetings annually; one each in the spring and the fall.  At those meetings financial reports of the organization, reports of the Executive Board and Committees, and such other items of business come before the general membership.  There are seven standing Committees: – Membership, Fund Raising/Events, Project Planning, Communication and Public Relations, Nominations/Election Committee, Arbitration Committee, and Audit Committees.

The fiscal period is for twelve (12) month period from April 1st to March 31st.  St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc. encourages the participation of all students who had attended St. Rose’s High School, Georgetown, Guyana.

Collaboration

Over its years of existence, the Association was involved with internal structural repairs to St. Rose’s High School including the refurbishment of the Physics and Chemistry labs.  The Association furnished electronic and computer equipment to the Head Teachers, Faculty, staff and students, in addition to three Teachers’ Retreat and supplied books and magazines for the library.

In collaboration with the Toronto Chapter provided grants for custodial maintenance, monetary annual awards and certificates to the students for Outstanding and Honourable Academic Performances at both internal and regional examinations.

We plan to intensify our efforts to encourage alumni to become active members of the Association, to strengthen the bond amongst the various alumni worldwide and work in conjunction with the Board of Governors, Headmistress, faculty, staff, and students to continue to support the effort of making St. Rose’s High School a school of excellence and learning.

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And the badge that shows our motto
Shall be ever dear
And for God we’ll serve our neighbour
His own image here,
“Serviam” shall be our watchword,
Marching on we’ll sing
Battling against the pride of Satan
Serving Christ our King
Battling against the pride of Satan
Serving Christ our King

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