ALPS HOLD THEIR REUNION AFTER A LAPSE OF THREE YEARS
Over the past three years whilst the Covid-pandemic was at its peak,
the members and friends of The Association of Lyceum Past Students,
never failed to keep in touch by means of mobile texting, or e-mail
announcements that have from time to time been issued by ALPS.
And now, after a lapse of three years came the time to again send an invitation to
all members and friends of the association, for holding a 28th anniversary reunion
celebration. On Saturday the 24th September 2022, the Gizwiti church at Valletta
came truly alive with a numerous congregation participating for holy mass, listening
to a well prepared homily by none other than the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Doublet. Mons. Lawrence
Gatt also concelebrated with Fr. Nicholas The ceremony lasted nearly an hour in church.
The ALPS group then walked into the Old Liceo Building at Merchants Street Valletta, where
they could meet and enjoy each other’s company after a long time. Those were hard times
when the association could not bring together its members and friends for socializing.
Many are now of advanced age and such occasions that ALPS organize for them, keeps them
in touch and happy, to reminisce from the good old times of their younger years.
The reunion party lasted till late. Guests were then ferried back by shuttle mini-bus transport
to their cars that they had parked at Floriana.
It was memorable evening to remember. It certainly brought back memories of happier times.
With the inoculations that most of us have received over the past year, the guests were seen
laughing and chatting and joking and having a real good time. Face masks were put aside. Hopefully
there will be no new infections recorded from such gathering.
When addressing the guests, The Alps president George Stagno Navarra, emphasized on the fact,
that the association makes its best to keep members happy and fully adjourned with all that is going
on around them in this world. He went on to tell everyone, that the time is fast approaching for a change.
A transition from the old to a younger generation of council members, will ensure continuity to lead ALPS
into a bright future. The association motto NIL MEDIOCRITER plays its role. We must therefore continue
to do things in the right way, for the benefit of our members and friends and to the benefit of ALPS.