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Change or Perish: Lessons from Joe's Drive

A few lessons learnt from Joe’s drive

Opportunity to Tap current membership:

  • An opportunity exists to tap the potential of 1700 registered St. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association (SSESA) members and thousands more who are yet to join the association.

    Leadership from Within:

  • The SSESA leadership needs to have a set of projects that each committee member is responsible for individually or in consort with another Management Committee member.
  • The committee member then takes ownership and provides regular status updates leading to completion with the help of volunteers.
  • This means that those
    who lead SSESA have to think in that fashion.

    Replicating Success/Project Based Management Committee:

  • Replicating the recent success requires project driven model at the Management
    Committee Level

  • If you are not implementing a project individually or with another MC member amongst other
    things – It might be time to support the membership in other ways.

    Proactive Vs Reactive leadership:

  • We need to carry out projects that we lead from the front and not keep responding to –
    As and when the school needs us.

  • We have to show the school the way, in part incorporate projects based on requirement gaps that exist at the school.

    Diversity in the Management Committee:

  • The committee is not reflective of Stanislites at large.
  • To grow to the next level, one has to
    start embracing diversity and more importantly getting out of our comfort zone.

    Continuous Improvement and Continuous Involvement:

  • Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. retires as Principal

    Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. retired as Principal on Wed, Feb 28,2007 after almost eleven years as Principal of our school and President of SSESA.

    Fr. Joe D'Abreo S.J. revived the association, Fr. Edmund Carrasco S.J. consolidated the functioning of the association, it was Fr. Lawrie who took the association to new heights both on the national and international fronts of Jesuit Alumni.

    Today thanks to Fr. Lawrie for the gift of an office premises right in the heart of the school.

    WE WILL MISS YOU TALL DARK AND HANSOME

    Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. retires as Principal

    Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. retired as Principal on Wed, Feb 28,2007 after almost eleven years as Principal of our school and President of SSESA.

    Fr. Joe D'Abreo S.J. revived the association, Fr. Edmund Carrasco S.J. consolidated the functioning of the association, it was Fr. Lawrie who took the association to new heights both on the national and international fronts of Jesuit Alumni.

    Today thanks to Fr. Lawrie for the gift of an office premises right in the heart of the school.

    WE WILL MISS YOU TALL DARK AND HANSOME

    Fr. Jude Fernandes S. J. the New Principal

    Fr. Jude Fernandes has taken over as Principal of our School on Thursday, March 1, 2007 from Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. Fr. Jude was our Vice Principal from June 2006. He was previously the Parish Priest of Holy Family, Chakala, Andheri East as also the Vice Principal of Holy Family School, Andheri East. We wish him all the best.

    Class of '72

    Passed out from our prestigious institution in 1972 and like all others from every other batch;  went our own separate ways. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to be in touch with most of the 140 boys (at approx 35 per class x 4 divisions) from this batch.

    It would please me to be able to 'connect' with these guys, once more. Request anyone who knows someone (could be your dad, uncle, brother, cousin, friend, neighbour ...) from the Class of '72 and get them sign up on this portal.

    Thanks

     

    Some Things we did

    On some Sundays the Prefect would announce that we would be going to Lands End for an outing. We knew what it meant, so we had old jam bottles ready. Then we treked in orderly lines in pairs on Hill Road towards St Andrews Church and along the sea face to Lands End. Once there we went onto the Rocks and looked for black maulies, found them and managed to get them into the jam bottle along with the sea water. These were our pets and every day we rubbed two guttlies to gether to drop the crumbs into the bottle to feed the fish. I am not sure where, but we at times managed to get raw mangoes, cut them into bits and soak them in salted water as a pickle.

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