Saint Maur Reunion in Los Angeles
The Saint Maur Reunion on January 6, 2018 at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach (Los Angeles), the first ever outside of Yokohama, was a great success. Attended by about 60 alumni, former students, spouses and friends from the mid-1960’s to 2007, a few traveling as far away as Japan, New York and Minnesota, everyone seemed to have enjoyed reminiscing with old friends, meeting new ones and watching the slide show on the history of the school (1872 – present) and seriously answering trivia questions which followed. There was laughter throughout the evening, especially when memories of Saint Maur were shared about how strict the Sisters were and how they helped us to be who we are today. Many were curious to learn about all the innovations at Saint Maur; meeting three alumni (coeducation), listening to Sean from Class of 2007 play the trumpet (band program), speaking to those who had gone through the Montessori and IB programs (preschool & IBDP), etc. It was truly a huge Saint Maur family event!
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A big thank you is extended to all who joined us (even in spirit). In particular I would like to thank Marie Ruger Roper (Class of 1974) and Chizuru Kato Melendez (Class of 1984) who were the ‘guardian angels’ sent by the Sisters to help plan all the details of the reunion. Last but not least, Terry Jane Roper Kurobe (Class of 1974) whose sale’s pitch had most guests purchasing raffle basket tickets at the registration desk. We can humbly add $385 to the Sister Carmel’s Fund, thanks to all the generous guests and raffle prize donors. As Sister used to say,
“Charity begins at home”Sister Carmel O'Keeffe (1918-2011)