- Allowing Alumni to re-connect
- Providing exciting exposure to current students at JB
- Fund raising for upgrading facilities at our school.
- Bringing together current and future members who will together lead the Alumni Association forward.
REUNION & WEBSITE LAUNCH
13 NOVEMBER, 2014
The JBPAA launched their new website on November 13,2014 at a rocking party held at the Royal Oaks, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. Attended by many alumnae, the event was in true J.B. fashion, full of fun, laughter, and bonhomie.
Amidst many boisterous women, wine, and song the website was launched and appreciation offered to all the contributors who ensured it is the next step in our movement "Ever Forward". The reunion also allowed many alumnae to re-connect with old friends and batch mates and this made it really special. The brilliant DJs got everybody to end up on the dance floor and that added another dimension to the evening. The album showcases how much fun J.B. reunions are and is also an invitation to all future events celebrating the J.B. spirit.
4TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12 AUGUST, 2014
The 4th Annual General Meeting of the J.B. Petit Alumni Association was held at Parool Merchant's home. Members were offered thanks for their tremendous effort that resulted in our successful fundraising. The impending launch of the website designed by Togglehead was discussed. Togglehead's main designer is Tanvi Gupta who is an ex J.B.ite. Thanks were expressed to Krish Ramani from Togglehead who has assisted this project. Mr. Rajeev Sathe, owner of Paperplane was also thanked for his invaluable guidance. The launch of the installation of the Playsafe surface for the entire playground of the school was approved. This project will ensure generations of J.B.ites playing in a secure environment. Appreciation for funding provided by the Sanghis for this project was expressed as was our thanks to Mr. Karun Sanghi, proprietor Ecoflex for his generous discount. Additionally, our initiative with the J.B. Petit School to begin an Excellence Lecture Series was approved with the support of Mrs. Beneifer Kuttar, our principal. The date for the reunion event to launch our website was confirmed. Ayesha Surty and Myleeta Aga resigned from the Managing Committee and agreed to become part of the Advisory committee.
15 NOVEMBER, 2013
In keeping with our fund-raising goals, The Alumni Association decided to have an event that all current students and alumni could attend. We chose to have Ability Unlimited perform for us at the Sophia College Auditorium.
Ability Unlimited is a national award winning troupe of performers all of whom have disabilities. Many are physically challenged, while others have hearing impairments. In spite of this, they are able to put up and outstanding show that involves dance, gymnastics, and acting.
The Alumni Association is very proud to announce that the show was a terrific success and our audience was very moved and surprised by the level of performance put on by the troupe. Our deepest thanks to our main sponsors The Forbes Foundation and Mrs Pooja Shetty Deora who made it possible for us to host the event. In addition, many friends offered ads and other facilities for our brochure for which we are very grateful.
3RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2 AUGUST, 2013
The AGM this year was a smaller event than before as we realized our members wanted to meet at events without the clutter of speeches, and other formal procedures required. Parool Merchant kindly offered her home for the same. We resolved to make fund raising a priority so that we could fund projects like our website and other developmental schemes at the school. Many members attended including our generous patron Mrs. Sophie Ahmed who has unstintingly provided funding for various projects since the inception of the JBPAA. The Ability Unlimited fundraising project that was to be held in November was extensively discussed. Thanks were expressed to Mrs. Rati Forbes, Mrs Pooja Shetty Deora and Mrs. Zia Mody for their generous contributions. In addition, Parool's substantial fund raising effort was commended. Heartfelt gratitude was expressed to Radhika Jain for her outstanding creativity and Ayesha Surty for all our media forays. Mrs. Jeroo Buhariwala became a member of the Managing Committee.
ONE BILLION RISING
14 FEBRUARY, 2013
One Billion Rising was a fantastic event held at the J.B. Petit High School. Organized by Mahabanoo and Kaizad Kotwal and the Alumni Association, the event required women from all over the world to dance as a testimony to their rights and empowerment. Currently, in many countries, dancing by women is still regarded as a form of rebellion. The purpose of women dancing all over the world, on this particular day, was to allow them to express themselves and promote their unity, no matter where they came from.
Mrs. Kuttar, called in the tenth standard, and only one teacher, and asked them to come up with their own program of dance and song, without letting other students and staff know. Early morning, on Valentine's Day, we all gathered in the quadrangle, with media, photographers, members of the Alumni Association, Mahabanoo and Kaizad, and the entire student body watching them from every part of the school.
The result was electrifying. The students from the tenth standard did an amazing job of choreography, choice of songs, and presentation. The energy in the quad was stupendous and excerpts from this event were broadcast on NDTV and other channels. This event really epitomized the J. B. spirit of empowerment and expression.
2nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2 November, 2012
The Second Annual General meeting of the J.B. Petit Alumni Association took place at the Bombay Gymkhana. Ayesha Soonawalla, chairperson of the J.B.P.A.A., thanked Rati Forbes for her support and assistance in creating a database that included all past students of the school to date. It was an extensive project, completely funded by Mrs Forbes and has been essential to expanding the Alumni organization. At this meeting Ayesha announced her resignation as chairperson. Many thanks were offered to her for her dynamic and focused leadership. Myleeta Aga, founding member and our extremely savvy treasurer also tendered her resignation. Tushna Kapadia (nee Divecha), a founding member of the JBPAA, took over as the new chairperson. Parool Merchant (nee Punater), former treasurer of the Cathedral PTA, agreed to share her expertise and become treasurer of the JBPAA. Yasmin Divecha (nee Kharas), a dedicated founding member, became the new secretary. Radhika Jain(nee Somani) and Ayesha Surty joined as members of the Managing Committee.
1ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
29 SEPTEMBER, 2011
The J.B. Alumni Association, as one of its first projects, requested renowned architect Abha Lamba Narain to given a comprehensive plan to renovate the J.B. Petit School. She presented a fantastic book outlining the entire scope of her vision for J.B. The AGM meeting, held at the Bombay Gymkhana, was well received and there was much excitement among the ranks. The book was handed over to Mrs. Beneifer Kuttar to be given to the trustees.
J. B. PETIT FUN FAIR - JB NOSTALGIA
Since our Association had just started, we had a little funfair at J.B. with memorabilia like T-shirts, magnets etc. for both current and ex-students.
Our first event was a big get together of current Alumnus at the Joss.
Party room at Kala ghoda. It was a big success with J.B. ites attending in droves and signing up to become members of the Association
EXCELLENCE LECTURE SERIES
The Excellence Lecture Series is a long-term project being implemented by the Alumni Association. In today's world, exposure to exciting and inspiring individuals is integral to motivating and introducing young minds to new ideas. The Alumni Association hopes to achieve this aim by regularly bringing in renowned speakers from various fields to address the student body at the J.B. Petit High School.