St. Roses Alumni Assoc. to host virtual garden party

Attendees at a garden party organised by the St. Rose's Alumni Association USA.
St. Rose's Alumni Association USA/file

A virtual Garden Party, set for Saturday, April 17, from 4 pm – 5:30 pm, will give patrons an opportunity to enjoy the spring season while donating to the Scholarship Fund of the St. Rose’s High School in Georgetown, Guyana.

A donation of $25, and early bird privilege of $20, on April 11, gives patrons access to win exciting prizes for Best Spring Décor, and Best Spring Attire for ladies, gents and kids. Tickets could be purchased via www.rosesgardenparty.eventbrite.com. Email- [email protected] for more information.

Host, St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA Inc. said it was pleased to announce the afternoon of entertainment, competitions and opportunities to win great prizes at the event that Andrea Bradshaw and Raymond McMillan will emcee.

The 501(3) C not-for-profit, whose main objective is to support the principal, faculty, staff, and students at St. Rose’s High, one of the top secondary schools in Georgetown, will present an exciting afternoon of singing, dancing, door prizes, and a raffle with three monetary prizes.

The interactive online extravaganza, will also judge the Best Spring Décor contest. Patrons are asked to submit a photo with their name and telephone number, by (1pm EST) on April 17. Each photo must match the display on the day of the event.

Ladies, gents and children (13 and under) are asked to make a fashion statement and enter the Spring Fashion Splash Contest to win a prize.

For submissions go to [email protected].

The organization, through its fund raising and support from loyal donors and supporters, said it was proud to have contributed US$22,053.00 to its alma mater during 2020. This includes annual monetary scholarship to students who excel at the CSEC and CAPE examinations.

Additionally, the association funded wash troughs with liquid soap and dispensers to cope with COVID mandates at the school. The Class of 1979 sponsored 40 laptops and 60 tablets to facilitate remote learning for both teachers and students due to COVID, and the purchase of a freezer and water cooler for the Home Management Room.

In 2019, one of the major donors sponsored a state-of-the-art computer lab equipped with smart boards, one of the first among the secondary schools.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the, 2020 Brunch Honoring Males and Anniversary Gala scheduled for Sept. 2, 2020 were cancelled.

The executive board members are President: 
Vice President: 
Treasurer: 
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Desiree Wharton Board Members: Claire Moseley-Taylor, Michelle Matthews. Lorraine Croft-Farnell is an ex-officio member.

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