EASTER MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
This is an opportune time of reflection when we can all look
back and think about recent achievements by the Association
of Lyceum Past Students.
Since the beginning of 2007 we have managed to organise quite
a few events, each of which has proved to be a great success.
Suffice it to mention that from two fund-raising dinners that
were held at the Paradise Bay Resort Hotel and the Topaz Hotel
we raised the handsome sum of Lm900. This amount was added
to the funds raised by the Lyceum Bicycle Marathon in aid
of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. This year’s event kept most
of our council members – and, I must gratefully add,
their respective wives – very busy helping out during
all three days for this very noble cause.
The generous support of so many Members and Friends of ALPS
with the sale of Marathon lottery tickets continued to reap
more funds, and the bottom-line figure contributed by ALPS
for this year’s Marathon reached the total sum of Lm1,700.
It was indeed with great pleasure that I presented, on behalf
of all ALPS members, the full cheque that was received with
great applause from all present at the closing ceremony on
the Sunday night.
From here on we can all look forward to other important forthcoming
events that are more than adequately covered in this issue
of ALPS News. It would give all Council of Administration
members great satisfaction if you would note these dates for
With sincere best wishes for a very happy and peaceful Easter
to readers and their families
GEORGE STAGNO NAVARRA
FOUNDATION DAY CONCERT WITH A DIFFERENCE
The next major function for the Association’s members
and friends will be the Foundation Day Concert on Saturday
28th April. As already pointed out in past issues of ALPS
News, Cultural Commission Chairman Joe Fenech has pulled out
all the stops to come up with a concert with a difference.
The event, to be held at 7.30 p.m. at the Salesian Hall in
Howard Street, Sliema, will take the form of a concert version
of Franz Lehàr’s La Danza delle Libellule. Soloists
Karen Camilleri, Louiselle Pace Gouder, Connie Frances Zerafa,
Joseph Aquilina and Joe Huber will be singing the operetta’s
catching tunes, interspersed with a running commentary by
compères Monica Attard and John Dimech. Cynthia Genovese
will be on the pianoforte while Mro James Bernard Agius will
be directing the Youth Orchestra of the Società Filarmonica
Sliema. Also taking part will be the Choir of the University
of the Third Age, trained by Yolanda Micallef, and the CATS
Dance Company with choreography by Mariosa Pavia.
All proceeds will go towards the Salesian Youth Centre, Sliema.
Tickets at Lm2.50 are available from the Salesian Hall, telephone
9949 1024; Studiomoda, telephone 21 386812; and Joe Fenech,
telephone 21 410632. Parking free in St Patrick’s Grounds.
CULTURAL TOUR OF ZURRIEQ
Members and Friends of ALPS would do well to pencil in the
date of Saturday 12th May for a cultural tour of Zurrieq,
to be led by Mr Tony Terribile. Current plans pinpoint the
Xarolla Windmill, St Catherine’s Parish Church, St James
Church, Hal Millieri Chapel and the exterior of the Armoury.
The tour will be followed by a light lunch, but fuller details
will be carried in the May issue of ALPS News.
SPIRITUAL RETREAT IN GOZO
The now-traditional weekend spiritual retreat at Manresa
House in Gozo will be held between Friday 25th and Sunday
27th May. This year’s programme will be led by Fr Henry
Formosa SJ with the help of Manresa House Director Fr Anthony
The price for the full weekend on full-board basis will be
Lm20 per person. Just for the Saturday it will be Lm5 per
person until after lunch or Lm7 per person until after dinner
(no accommodation). Since accommodation at Manresa is very
limited, bookings will be accepted on first-come-first-served
basis. Telephone Alex Borg on 21 386812 or e-mail email@example.com