Loyola Old Boys' Association
Back to School on October 2, 2004.
2003-04 onwards: OBA's revamped website has news, newsletters and other goodies.
2003 AGM: Was held on 12 July 2003 at Trivandrum Club. Legendary Principal Fr. C P Varkey was guest of honour. Youngsters were elected to lead the Association.
2002-03: On February 9, 2003, about 35 people gathered at Kumarakom for the Kottayam Regional Meet organised by Jimmy Antony and friends. Fr. John Manipadam attended. In January 2003, four alumni and Fr. Edasserry represented Loyola OBA at the World Jesuit Alumni Congress in Kolkata. 'Back to School' in October 2002 was a roaring success with more than 280 people taking part. During the year, LOBA also launched its official website.
2002 AGM: Was held on 14 July 2002 at Loyola School.
2001 AGM: The annual general body meeting of Loyola OBA was held on July 29 at Hotel Residency Tower (Trivandrum). 1988 and 1991 batches shared the Best Batch Award. Mr.Sunil Gangadharan (1972) was re-(s)elected President, while Rajeev Madhavan (1984) took over as Secretary. The post-meeting entertainment show included group instrumental music by 2001 batch, and a superb mimicry performance by a professional artiste.
2000 AGM: It was held on July 23, 2000 at Masonic Hall (Behind Sree Moolam Club), Trivandrum. The meeting witnessed a record turnout of Loyolites. 1991 Batch Loyolites (NOBLES) won the "Best Batch" award.
About Loyola OBA
25 years of existence. More than 1000 members. The initial efforts of Jimmy Antony (1969) and friends have been carried on by successive teams of office-bearers.
The Executive Committee meets regularly (once a month, or once in two months) to plan and operationalise programmes. Every year, the OBA organises an Inter-School Quiz (Oct/Nov), and Inter-House Quiz (Oct/Nov), assists regional chapters in arranging annual meets, gives trophies to Loyola students who excel in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities, and felicitates staff members and outgoing students.
Once in two years, a medical camp is organised. Atleast two newsletters are published every year. Membership directory is also brought out (usually once in two years).
LOBA also organises a 'Back to School' programme. Recent years have seen the revival of the Regional Chapter at Bangalore.
Report of activities, and financial accounts are presented at the Annual General Body Meeting, usually held on the second Saturday of July. Office-bearers for the following year are also elected at this meeting.
LOBA is an active charter member of the 'Federation of Jesuit Alumni/Ae Associations of India' and has hosted the Southern Province Jesuit Alumni/Ae Association Forum Meet, in 1993 and 2000, at Loyola campus, Trivandrum.
Loyola OBA Membership
Members receive newsletters free of cost, are informed of forthcoming LOBA activities, and can participate in Annual General Body Meetings.
For all applying for Membership within a year of passing out: Admission Fee - Rs.50 plus Life Membership - Rs.250. Total = Rs.300/-
For all applying for Membership within 7 years of passing XIIth Standard or within 9 years of passing Xth Standard: Admission Fee - Rs.100 plus Life Membership - Rs.500. Total = Rs.600/-
For all others: Admission Fee - Rs.500 plus Life Membership - Rs.1000. Total = Rs.1500/-
How to Join LOBA - 3 Methods
1. Download the form, take a printout, and mail the filled-in form (along with DD/Cheque drawn in favour of "Old Boys' Association, Loyola School, Trivandrum") to the Secretary.
2. Application forms are available with the Vice-Principal, Loyola School. Fill-up the form, pay in cash, collect your receipt on-the-spot.
3. If neither of the two methods above are convenient for you, contact the Secretary and do as directed.
Office-bearers for 2002-2003
Patron: Fr.Varghese Anikuzhy SJ (Principal)
Director: Fr.Joseph Edassery SJ (Vice-Principal)
President: Shajy Thomas Thelly (1978)
Vice-President: P. A. Murukan (1984)
Secretary: Joy Elamon (1978)
Joint Secretaries: Rahul Sharma (2004) and Diveensen Geeth (2004)
Treasurer: G. Ramprakash (1977)
Dr. Joy Elamon
Loyola School, Sreekariyam,
Trivandrum 695 017
Phone: 0471-2556250 (R)
Joy Elamon (Secretary 2004-2005)
Update Your Bio-Data
Change in address (official/correspondence)? Change in occupation? Change in email ID? Don't forget to inform Loyola OBA.
Please download the OBA membership-cum-biodata form, and e-mail or post the filled-in form to Joy, LOBA Secretary. Alternatively, take a printout, and post the filled-in form to the Secretary.
OBA or LOBA?
The name of the Association is "Old Boys' Association, Loyola School, Trivandrum." Both acronyms -- OBA and LOBA -- are used, the latter enjoying more popularity these days.
LOBA membership-cum-biodata form