…hold AGM, empower members, Alma Matres
By Fr Obinna Dike / Princess Chinecherem Efobi
The Savio Bosco Old Boys Association (SABOBA), held her biennial annual general meeting at White Castle hotel Neni, Anambra state, on December 30, 2022. The reunion of the old students of two Minor Seminaries; St Dominic Savio Seminary Akpu, and St John Bosco Seminary Isuaniocha, had the major highlights on the table: the welfare of the two schools, and the welfare of SABOBA members.
SABOBA President Celestine Oguegbu’s opening address set the tone of the meeting. He appreciated all the members for taking the Association to a higher level, and appealed for more collaboration among members to achieve the vision of the group. “Without you we could not have come to this level.
Thank you for your contributions, financial obligations and support, your commitment so far in our alma matres, and even personal donations to me as your chairman to motivate me. If not you, we will not be here. (O bu unu k’anyi ji biri)” Oguegbu popularly known as Ostende said.
The Secretary of the Association, Cee Cee Iloghalu, gave a succinct break down of the Association’s activities during the meeting year in bits and details. The Board of Trustees’ Chairman, Valentine Obienyem, assisted in guiding the suggestions towards improved welfare package for members, as well as more support for the seminaries.
The meeting rose with a member Dominic Nwankwo offering to sponsor willing members to empowerment in transport business. Another alumnus John Okafor led the raising of fund for the Association official vehicle. Awka and USA branches promised to revamp their branches, while the members took time to socialize, alongside good food and drinks. Eighty eight members were in the official attendance list, as SABOBA convention was voted for August 2022.