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Background

The St. Rose’s Alumni Association was founded by a group of concerned alumni in
the mid-1980s.  In July 1994, an alumni network decided to incorporate the

association formally.  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 which exempts the association 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

A.    To improve the quality of education and environment of St. Rose’s High School, Georgetown, Guyana.

B.  To establish a community among past students of St. Rose’s High School, hereafter referred to as St. Rose’s to benefit students, their families, faculty, and staff of Georgetown, Guyana.

C.    To raise funds to meet the needs of present students, faculty, and staff of St. Rose’s.

D. To support the events of NY Guyanese High School Alumni organizations, associations, and clubs on behalf of St. Roses High School and to get involved in other Guyanese community events that is agreed upon / approved by the Executive Board.

Structure

The association is administered by an Executive Board.  The officers comprise of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, 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 in April and October.  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/Mediation Committee, Audit Committee & Ad-Hoc committees formed as needed: Reunion & By-Laws.

 

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

Background
Our Mission
Structure

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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors, overseen by the Ministry of Education through the Coordinator, School Boards Secretariat, plays a crucial role in the governance of our educational institution. Comprised of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, including alumni, educators, community representatives, legal and financial experts, the Board aims to streamline school operations effectively and efficiently.

From policy development to managing resources, overseeing curriculum delivery, maintaining facilities, and nurturing school-community relationships, the Board of Governors' primary objective is to ensure the smooth functioning of our school. Together, we strive to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.
 

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Pictured left to right: Shanomae Milling, Tracy Smith, Evita Walcott, Shonta Noel, Aafreeda Hakh, Deodnarine Hardat (Director, School Board Secretariat), Nigel Abraham, Rondeen Robeiro, Rayon Tobin (Headmistress Ag.), Yolanda Welch (Deputy Headmistress Ag.), Rashida Hardy, Shankar Cyril, Kenrick Thomas (Chairman BOG), Eldon Williams, Shevon Sutton, Glenice Fordyce and Elisabeth Harper.  

 

Missing: Keon Smith, Sameerah Mohamed-Ferouz and Julian Cambridge

Chairman: Kenrick Thomas
Vice Chair 1: Kemie Williams
Vice Chair 2: Tracy Smith
Secretary: Rondeen Rebeiro
Treasurer: Sameerah Mohamed-Ferouz
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer: Shanomae Milling
P.R. Officer: Aafreeda Hakh
GTU Rep: Julian Cambridge
MoE Rep: Shevon Sutton
Teacher Rep: Glenice Fordyce
Student Rep 1: Rashida Hardy
Student Rep 2: Shankar Cyril
Old School (GY Alum) Rep: Shanomae Milling

PTA Rep: Raul Jerrick (newly elected PTA rep)
Principal (Ag): Rayon Tobin
Deputy Principal (Ag): Yolanda Welch

Board Members:  Shonta Noel, Elizabeth Harper, Nigel Abrahams, Eldon Williams and Keon Smith

The School

The School

Mrs. Rayon Tobin is truly an extraordinary woman, born and raised on the Essequibo Coast, also known as the Cinderella county. With twenty seven years of experience shaping the minds of the nation's children, Mrs. Tobin has exhibited grace and dedication throughout her career.

Her journey in education began at the Cyril Potter College of Education, following her secondary education at Charity Secondary School. She furthered her studies at the University of Guyana, earning a Degree in Geography and later a postgraduate Diploma in Education Administration. Additionally, Mrs. Tobin holds an Education Management certificate and is currently pursuing her Master's in Education Leadership at John Moses Liverpool University.

In addition to her professional achievements, Mrs. Tobin is a devoted wife and mother of three young men. She currently serves as the acting principal of the esteemed St. Rose's High School.

Mrs. Tobin's belief in the power of a positive mindset to drive success exemplifies her unwavering commitment to her students and colleagues. She is truly an inspirational figure in the field of education.

Ms. Rayon Tobin

Headmistress Ag.

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Ms. Yolanda Welch's academic journey showcases a profound dedication to education and personal growth. Since embarking on her teaching career in 1993, she has continuously invested in expanding her expertise. Her specialization in English at the Cyril Potter College of Education in 1998 and subsequent completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communication Studies at the University of Guyana in 2005 underscore her commitment to excellence.

Ms. Welch's leadership qualities were recognized early on, leading to her appointment as Head of the Department of English at St. Rose’s High School. Her ongoing pursuit of knowledge is exemplified by her current endeavor towards a Master's in Educational Leadership with Emerging Technologies at MIU City University in Miami, Florida, USA.

Despite her demanding schedule, Ms. Welch remains passionate about literature and the exploration of new ideas, which align seamlessly with her academic pursuits and interactions with diverse cultures and individuals.

Currently serving as the Deputy Headmistress Ag. at St. Rose’s High School, Ms. Welch's progressive career trajectory reflects a formidable combination of academic rigour and leadership acumen.

Ms. Yolanda Welch

Deputy Headmistress Ag.

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