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The Good and True
Official Newsletter of
Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Association, Inc.
Florida Chapter

March 2008

Members of the Executive Committee at the January meeting, hard at work
 planning the Spring Fling Dinner- Dance --- (Photo: C.A. Provost)

Hello Alpha Family! This is the first issue of the CMAAA Newsletter for the 2008 New Year. We hope that it finds you healthy, prospering and well blessed. Enjoy!

Get involved.

Committee’s Report

The New Year kicked off in a positive direction and your Alpha Alumnae Association has been busy. In January of 2008 the CMAAA executive leadership saw election of new members. Officers were elected and our new President, Patsy Lee (class of 1967), along with her team of Committee and Sub-Committee members, have already initiated goals for 2008. We anticipate a year filled with excitement, revitalized energy, new blood, hopes, dreams, visions, plans and accomplishments. So Stay in touch.

Here’s some of what we are up to: We would like to hold at least two events annually. The first event for the year is the upcoming Spring Fling Dinner/Dance, set for next month (April 19). Preparations are in full swing. This event is much anticipated, is going to be a blast and expected to be sold-out-hot! Print and prominently post the attached flyer.

Mark your calendars! Book the airline tickets!
Book the babysitter!! Hire the limo!!! Be there!!!!

The proceeds from the July, 2007 Reunion Weekend have been well spent. We should all be proud, as we made enough, after expenses, to start up the outfitting of a much needed Media Center. Although the reunion weekend started out as a reconnect, and not as a fundraiser, the magnanimous generosity of our alumnae resulted in over twelve thousand dollars in proceeds, after expenses. The decision was made to purchase and donate $ 12,000 worth of computers, printers and peripheral equipment for the start of a Media Center which was on Alpha’s “wish list”.

These items are already in transit to Alpha as of press time. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back! Way to support your school! After all that Alpha has given us, it certainly feels splendid to give back and to contribute to providing opportunities for success for the future generations of alumnae, the upcoming strong young women of Alpha and Jamaica.

It was suggested that our next project should be to “take on” the Library. Several of us have observed and expressed despair over its abysmally depleted condition. Discussion is afoot on how and what we can do.

In order for our projected missions to be accomplished, we are in great need of your support and help. There is much, so much yet that needs to be done. For those living outside of Florida, please spread the word to your family friends. Support may be in the form of word, deed or sowing a seed. “every mickle makes a muckle”, so give what you can; do what you can…

C.M.A.A.A. SPRING FLING Dinner-Dance
 Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
 FIU Graham University Center Graham Center
 F11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Fearuting Mighty Vikings Band, Road March King Roger George
and DJ Pablo of Hardcore Disco
Come socialize, fraternize, network and reconnect.
 Partake of delectable cuisine and cut a rug ’til dawn!

Individual tickets dinner/dance are $45.00 per person before midnight, April 5th, and $50.00 thereafter. Advance table reservations are also available. Book early!

Tickets are available from Committee Members at - Broward 954-708-0363 and 305-978-8955, Dade - 305-389-8605 and 305-299-7728. Tickets may also be purchased at the following locations: NORTH DADE: Nice Mon Restaurant, (305) 652-3602; SOUTH DADE: Island Restaurant, (305) 305-388-5118; BROWARD: Pines West Indian Products & Music, (954) 431-6599; and Kara’s (formerly Sango), (954) 432-5828.

Please support the event by selling dinner-dance and raffle tickets to your co-workers, families and friends.

Raffle tickets: $5.00 for a book of six and $1.00 for single tickets. 1st PRIZE: round trip tickets from Miami to Jamaica for two (2) (Taxes not Included - Non transferable) (donated by JAMFLIPS, Inc., Penny Lee and Leila Chen); 2nd PRIZE: a 22” HD LCD Television (donated by Javier Daley); 3rd PRIZE: adult Mountain Bike (donated by June Chin).

Souvenir Program: We are producing a program and are selling "alumnae banner advertisements", which are 5" x 1-1/2" in size, for $20.00 each. Content will include a short message (e.g., Thank You, Alpha); Name (first, maiden, and last name); Year of graduation; Contact information (e.g., e-mail). This would afford you and your Alpha sisters the opportunity to reconnect. Send your information and content details by e-mail to or

Business Ads: Price listing is available for those who would like to purchase quarter-, half- or full-page business advertisements. Please help us to sell ads to employers, affiliated organizations, or friends and families who are business owners. (Contracts are available from Addy Chin--

Networking Table: As an additional perk, we are having a "networking" table at the dinner-dance for attending Alpha alumnae to display their business cards. Bring your cards in person, in a tasteful, standard-sized standing holder for display.

If you are interested in any of the above, or for more information, please contact the CMAA at: , or for Broward (954-708-0363) or Dade (305-389-8605). Checks should be made payable to CMAA, Inc. Order early so that your ad will make deadline, or tickets can be mailed to you in a timely manner.

Stay in touch. Get involved. Support your Alma Mater.

"Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments."
 Psalm 119:73



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