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  • January 2016 Alumnae Association Newsletter

Dear Alums,

The Legacy Scholarship is open to Alums with daughters currently attending SJVA or will be entering as a Freshman in the next class. It is a $500 scholarship which will be be given in June.

The following are the requirements to be completed in order to have your name entered in the drawing for the Legacy Scholarship:
Attend 7 out of the 13 annual Alumnae meetings/events (September/October/January/February/ March/April/May meetings, September Bingo Night, Homecoming, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Christmas Brunch, Basket Auction, Friends & Family Dinner); and pay the Alumnae annual dues ($20).

The Alum/SJVA student will be anncounced in June at the Alumnae Friends & Family dinner (the Alum and her daughter must be present).

You can contact us with your questions, and let us know if you wish to participate, at alumnaehs@sjva.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Eugenia Hand '57 and Andrea Lewis '80, Co-Presidents, SJVA Alumnae Association

Upcoming Alumnae Events

October 12 -- "A Bootiful Night"
November 9-- Cornucopia of Blessings
December 3-- "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas" Brunch (Saturday, at the Manor House, no formal meeting)
January 11-- "And the Ball has Dropped!"
February 8 -- "Cupid is as Cupid Does"
March 8 --"A Little Bit of Blarney"
April 12 -- "Easter Hoppenings"
May 10 -- "Celebrating Marvelous Mom's"
June 14 --End of Year Friends and Family Celebration

All the meetings are on a Wednesday except for December and all begin promptly at 7:15 in Founder's Hall.

Reserve Your Spot NOW!

Reserve your seat in advance as seating is limited!
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The Annual Homecoming Brunch is on Sunday, October 30, 2016 with Mass in the Chapel beginning at 11:00am followed by brunch in Founder's Hall. This will be a Spooktacular event to remember with everyone encouraged to wear their Halloween best to the Brunch. There will be plenty of raffles and prizes as well including 2 tickets to the "Broadway Show Beautiful".

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Our Annual Christmas Brunch on Dec. 13, 2015 at The Phunky Elephant was a huge success!

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Alumnae Homecoming Mass & Brunch

THANKS to all our Alums who put together a weekend of wonderful SJVA memories, especially the hard-working Committee that organized Homecoming Mass and Brunch. CONGRATULATIONS to the Classes of 1964 (50th); 1974 (40th) and 1989 (25th) on their respective Anniversaries. Special Thanks & Congratulations to our newly installed Executive Officers: Co-Presidents - Eugenia Rosenthal '57 Hand & Andrea Lewis '80; Recording Secretary - Kathy McVey '64 Rauscher; Corresponding Secretary - Toni Ann Parisio '95 Tobin; Treasurer - Mary Koren '71. Our sincerest thanks to Monsignor Edmund Whalen, Celebrant at Mass and the St. John Villa Sisters.

Photos taken at Homecoming by Maureen Maydick '80:

Alumnae Association Officers:
Co-Presidents - Eugenia Rosenthal '57 Hand and Andrea Lewis '80
Recording Secretary - Kathy McVey '64 Rauscher
Corresponding Secretary - Toni Ann Parisio '95 Tobin
Treasurer - Mary Koren '71

Happy 102nd Birthday, Sr. Ermelinda!

Celebrating 102 Years of Life and 85 Years as a Baptistine Sister

March is the month of many celebrations. But none will be more joyful than those for Sr. Ermelinda Cordasco, C.S.JB. If 1st and 50th birthdays are noted with joy, what shall we say of a birthday that marks 102 years of life? Happy Birthday, to our dear Sr. Ermelinda! We thank God for her gift of such a long life. A life spent in loving service to hundreds of girls and boys – students of every age.

The most treasured mark of Sister’s many years is the moment of grace when she answered God’s call to religious life and began a remarkable life-journey with her God and God's people. This year Sr. Ermelinda celebrates 85 years as a Sister of St. John the Baptist. Congratulations and God’s blessings, Sister!

In her advanced years, Sister puts many of us to shame as she devotes hours praying for each of us and using modern technology (computer) to keep in contact with her family, friends and students. From our hearts we say: “Thank you” and “God bless you”. May you have many more years of health and happiness. We use the words of St Paul: “We thank our God whenever we think of you. And when we think of you, we pray with joy! (Phil: 1:3)

Send cards to: Mt. Saint John Convent, 150 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577

In this photo, Sr. Ermelinda enjoys her birthday celebration with Sr. Claudette, Provincial Superior.

Some Villa Merchandise for You to Consider...

Alumnae Association meetings are usually held at 7:15pm in the High School Library, 2nd Fl, 25 Landis Ave. The location can change depending on Academy functions, so please check this page for specifics prior to meetings. We would love to welcome you to join us. It really is a fine group, so join us for some brainstorming, future event planning and fun! SEE THE SPECIAL EVENTS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ON MANY OF THE EVENTS ABOVE.