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SOMETHING GREAT HAPPENING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS? TELL US!! THE PICTURES & VIDEOS OF THE MARVELOUS, ExSSA-CAMEROON 2015 AGM IN KUMBA ARE POSTED ON THE ExSSA-WORLD2 PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW! http://www.sakerpride.com/ExSSA-WORLD2.html THE PICTURES & VIDEOS OF THE MARVELOUS, ExSSA-USA 2015 CONVENTION ARE POSTED ON THE ExSSA-WORLD2 PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW! http://www.sakerpride.com/ExSSA-WORLD2.html
ExSSA-UK'S 2015 CONVENTION IS ON IT'S WAY! 28th - 30th AUGUST 2015 SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE SASSE IS 75!!! 1939 - 2014 SOBANS CELEBRATED THE EVENT IN STYLE IN DECEMBER OF 2014 PLEASE CLICK ON ICON TO THE LEFT TO READ THE ACADEMIC DISCOURSE PRESENTED BY Dr. JULIUS OBEN
The long awaited 75th Anniversary of St Joseph’s College Sasse Buea has come and gone. It was a resplendent occasion full of pomp, pageantry, color and class. Thank God some of us were able to make it to this once-in-a-lifetime time occasion. This historic event was graced with the presence of the Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, who was the personal representative of the Head of State. I was opportuned to be a part of the Minister’s official entourage from 3813 on the Tiko-Douala road to Sasse and back. The driving to Sasse and back was very fast as traffic was halted to make way for the Minister’s convoy. People ran to the streets to see the August guest being escorted to Buea in such an impressive motorcade. For me, the fast drive was a walk into the past as each village we drove through brought sweet memories of my days in Sasse – Likomba, Mutengene, Dibanda, Mile 14, Mile 16, Mile 17, Molyko, Bonduma, Great Soppo, Bongo Square, Long Street, Small Soppo, Tole, Gbwiyuku, Meveyo/Mevio, and then the Sasse main gate. The road from the main gate leading up to the main building was dusty. However, it had recently been bulldozed and flattened. Mass was already underway when we made it to the main block. Things quickly settled down as the protocol issues were quickly sorted out. Among the other dignitaries present were Grand Chancellor, Former Prime Minister and Senator Peter Mafany Musonge, Minister of External Relations, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, Cameroon’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, Nkwelle Ekeney, Prof Julius Oben, Prof. Ngwafor Ephraim, Soba America delegates, Soba UK delegates etc, etc. Excited to be part of this grand occasion and to be back on campus, I seized this moment to immortalize the day in pictures some of which you can see here: ……. After mass, the minister’s entourage went to the Father’s residence for a tea break. It was at this time that I was formally introduced to the minister who turned out to be jovial, engaging and down-to-earth. We had a very good conversation. Thereafter, we returned to the festivities for other events including the different speeches. The Minister’s speech was delivered entirely in perfect English, and received a standing ovation. At the end of the official events we returned to the Father’s residence for lunch. Once lunch was over, we accompanied the Minister’s delegation back to 3813, on the Tiko-Douala road from where they continued to Yaounde. The Buea delegation, which included the Governor’s representative, the Provincial Delegate for National Security & the Gendarmerie headed back to the Governor’s office for the close of official business. The anniversary was definitely a memorable one for all those who participated, but it was even more so for me because I had the opportunity to get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how things unfolded. I am already looking forward to the Sasse Centenary in 2040! Are you guys with me? Best Regards Edwin~Daniel Ndoko
**Article & Photo Album Re-posted here at the express request of Mr. Edwin-Daniel Ndoko himself**
IN COUNTRY, TOWN OR CITY ...
LET'S GIV'EM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT!!
EXSSA-UK CONVENTION!!! 28th - 29th OCTOBER 2017
THE SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE'S FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE: JUNE 16 to JUNE 18 2017
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PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO VIEW 2017 V-DAY PROFESSIONAL PHOTO ALBUM
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EXSSA-UK CONVENTION!!! 26th - 28th AUGUST 2016
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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW PICTURES OF FRIDAY NIGHT'S SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS, SATURDAY'S AGM & COMMUNITY OUTREACH! THE 2014 ExSSA-USA ANNUAL CONVENTION, DALLAS TX. JULY 31 - AUGUST 3 2014 IT WAS, INDEED "A CONVENTION LIKE NO OTHER"
SUNDAY'S EVENTS: Click to View! Church Service, Class Roll Call, Barbecue/Lunch
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LEFT: SAKER ANTHEM
RIGHT: WELCOME SONG IN BAFAW BY ExSSA-DALLAS!
TONS OF PICTURES AND OTHER VIDEO CLIPS ON THE
PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE!
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CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO CLIPS & ALBUMS OF ExSSA-UK CONVENTION 2014
CLICK ON PICTURES TO VIEW PHOTO ALBUMS DIRECTLY BELOW RIGHT: Friday's Events; MIDDLE: AGM & MBANGA BUSH Challenge; RIGHT: GALA NITE
PLEASE CLICK ON ICON ABOVE TO READ THE ExSSA-UK CONVENTION 2014 REPORT by Mrs. Celine Edimesumbe Loader, President of ExSSA-UK & IRELAND CARATS, CATS & PASTOR RECESS AFTER SERVICE
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO THE LEFT TO VIEW THE PICTURE ALBUM OF THE EVENT, COURTESY OF Mr. EDWIN DANIEL NDOKO THEY WERE SASSE! GRADUATING CLASS OF 1943 SOBAN #178 - Late Ebai A. MBIWAN (below, left), and his son, GRADUATING CLASS OF 1975 SOBAN #2020 - Late Acha M. MBIWAN (below, right). REQUIESCAT IN PACE!
GO, ExSSA-HOUSTON!! PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW TO VIEW BOTH CAPTIONED ALBUMS
As I type this, on this 13th day of April 2013, CLASS OF 1969 MAJOR, Dr. STELLA CHINWE NWIGWE ANYANGWE should be off to her very last work-related trip in Geneva, just a day after her 62nd Birthday!! Come April 29th, she will be taking her already booked flight to Cameroon and her much anticipated trip to BUEA where she plans on enjoying what she herself refers to as her "FREE LIKE NJANGA" retirement status!
The only person who could possibly be surprised at her level of excitement, would be some "clueless" individual who, from their abode under a HUMONGOUS ROCK, has managed to be unaware of HOW MUCH this one-woman-machine has put into her professional life as a DOCTOR, while handling her duties of Wife, Mother, and SAKERETTE, with brio.
Given the fact that I am still in reasonably good possession of my senses, I will NOT; REPEAT, NOT attempt to write a biography of this ACCOMPLISHED WOMAN OF SCIENCE & CHANTEUSE A lA VOIX D'OR! I will just pray for energy and perspicacity for the person who is bold enough to take on the arduous task of telling the complete story of this individual who makes thousands of us PROUD to call ourselves not just WOMEN, but SAKERETTES also.
HATS OFF TO YOU, BIG SIS!! If a feather were to be added to your cap for every one of your achievements, the world of the AVES, as in birds, would be thrown into deep mourning for its innumerable featherless brethren.
Buea will not know what hit it when it wakes up on April 30th! That's for sure! 12th ANNUAL EXSSA-USA CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY AUGUST 1st - AUGUST 4th 2013 Please CLICK On Images Below To View Captioned Albums THE 1967 COMRADES SANG AGAIN! THIS TIME IT WAS "LEAD ON O KING ETERNAL' AS THEY MARCHED MAJESTICALLY DOWN THE MAKESHIFT CHURCH'S AISLE WHEN THEIR TURN FOR "CLASS ROLL CALL" CAME UP AFTER SERVICE! EXSSA-U.K. CONVENTION 2013!!
My dear UK EXSSANs,
Anyone who was in Worcester this past weekend for our 2013 Convention would feel as stupendously proud and privileged as I do right now, to belong to this unique group of girls and women!
Let me first commend the incredible dedication and hard work of the Convention Team :-
...our able Vice President/Secretary General, DIALLE MOFA epouse TAKANG, MANTINA NJIE NTUBA epouse AHLIJAH, JANET AGBOR epouse TABOT, YOTI MOFA epouse OBENGE, PLAYNE AGBOR epouse EBAI, DOREEN MBUAGBAW epouse McGOUGH, DIBO NKELE epouse MAXWELL, SHARON MEKUMBE epouse EWANE, KAREN TARKE, .... and my humble self CELINE EDI-MESUMBE epouse LOADER
Each year, we've seen the COMMITMENT, ENERGY and EXCITEMENT that this team brings to the planning and (almost flawless) execution of what has quickly become the event of the year in the annual calendar of the entire UK Cameroon community. This year, not only did they pull off yet another successful event, but they took it to the NEXT LEVEL in terms class, glamour and fun.
The location of the scenic English city of Worcester, complete with a golf course Hotel, set the scene quite nicely for the 2-3 days of activities that spoke eloquently to our dual objectives of keeping the sisterhood alive whist making meaningful material contributions to support our beloved alma mater, Saker Baptist college. In quick summary, our AGM deliberations/decisions were serious & impactful, our uphill "Charity" climb to the Worcester Beacon was energetic & exhilarating (kudos to those who reached the summit, your aching muscles are reminders of your stunning achievement!), the evening entertainment was exciting & full of surprises (the memory of that scintillating Michael Jackson performance by "Bad" girl herself Doreen Mbuagbaw McGough during the 'EXSSA UK Got TALENT' segment, will linger for ever!), our Patrons were very appreciative & generous, and the glamour scale was off the charts! (Saker girls no day take last!) And who would forget the inspiring speech by our guest speaker, our big Sis, the very distinguished Dr. Stella Nwigwe epouse Anyangwe. We appreciate this accomplished role model for taking time out of her retired-but-not-tired busy schedule to honour our invitation.
If you missed this year's convention....WHY?? Well, the pictures will tell the story better and we can only hope and pray that you'll be inspired to start gathering your glad rags to join us next year - same time, a different place! The bar has been set quite high, can we beat it next year? Of course, we can!
(Look out for the Minutes and Pictures from the Secretariat, to follow soon.)
Thank you all once again for your sisterhood, love and unity!
I look forward to seeing you all at our next gathering as we continue to celebrate togetherness towards a better tomorrow, for us and future generations of EXSSANs!
Yours sincerely and proudly,
CELINE EDI-MESUMBE epouse LOADER NATIONAL PRESIDENT EXSSA UK
ExSSA-MASS HELD ITS FUNDRAISING PARTY ON MARCH 29 2014 KUDOS, ExSSA-MASS!! CLICK ON PICTURE TO LEARN/SEE MORE! D.C. METRO AREA-BASED CLASS OF '81-ERS "CHILLAX" AT SPA WORLD! Please Click on Picture to View Album! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO VIEW ALBUM! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO VIEW ALBUM! PLUCKY CLASS OF '77 (i.e. "LIFE CHOPPERS INTERNATIONAL"), TAKE YAOUNDE BY STORM!! CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW FAB PICTURES!!! EXSSA-D.C. CONVENTION 2009 LOST & FOUND PICTURES OH!! CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW! "JOLLY GOOD FELLOW" Mr. DON WITT, Principal of Saker Baptist College from 1966 - 1969 celebrating his 82nd Birthday IN STYLE, on May 6th 2012. (Behold the Florist-delivered Plant & Card sent with the utmost GRATITUDE to him on behalf of ALL his "SAKER GIRLS"!!) May God continue to Bless & Keep him! Miss Eunice KERN turned 81 on MOTHER'S DAY, May 13 2012!! She was THRILLED to have been acknowledged at the Beginning of the Sunday Service at her Church, and to receive a Bound Copy of The Tributes 28 of her Saker Daughters addressed to her on the ExSSA-USA forum and/or emailed to me a few months back! She was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED alright!! The Picture above was taken at The Service. PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO to view the captioned mini Album of the event. HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Miss Kern! GOD BLESS YOU!! WAKE FOR MA RUTH NTUBA AT SIS KIDI NTUBA MAKIA'S RESIDENCE IN DALLAS-TEXAS Friday, April 5th 2013 Please Click On Image Above To View A Few Pictures Of The Event. (They are a little dark, but they still tell our ExSSA LOVE, UNITY & SISTERHOOD Story, LOUD & CLEAR! OOH LA LA!!! QUELLE MERVEILLE! ExSSA-UK DID, IN FACT, TAKE PARIS BY STORM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16 2013!!!! Please Click On FLYER To The RIGHT To View Entire Picture Collection , And Then On ICON BELOW To Read Mrs. Edith Fielding Soyombo's "Langa"-Inducing, Step-By-Step Narrative Of « CE QUI S’EST PASSÉ CHEZ LES GAULOIS »! You bet things kicked up a whole series of notches when SUPER CAT, CLEMENT N. FONDUFE Esq. (husband for 2 decades and counting to Class of 1984's Anne YAKUM Fondufe, got involved!!! Did I mention that he is a Graduating Class of 1981 SHESAN - and CCAST Bambili Classmate to the likes of Celine Edimesumbe, Angeline Asobo, Beatrice Mensah & Egbe Mbiwan? TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM (LOVE NWANTITI & ALL), PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE LITTLE GIRL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN , PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: http://www.charlottefive.com/nobel-prize-winner-visits-charlotte/ The Dynamic Mrs Abong Fankam & her Philanthropic daughter, Ms Mongai Fankam, Founder & CEO of "A PLACE OF HOPE" & Founder of The "No Back Pack Day Project" respectively And To Learn More About The Powerful "Mothering Force" behind this child prodigy, PLEASE CLICK on the Link Below: http://www.placeofhopescameroon.org/ Left: With Mrs. Leymah Gbowee Mrs. Gbowee made this trip to the U.S. (paying her own way), solely to support Mongai's Project! She flew into Charlotte on Friday 20th and returned to Liberia on Saturday 21st right after the Event featured on the Poster further Above! For More Information on the INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE FILM ART PRODUCED BY CAMEROONIAN OWNED & MANAGED ZONETAK STUDIOS Please Click on this LINK: http://www.zonetakstudios.com/ To show your support, "LIKE" them on FACE BOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zonetak-Studios/559603610760312 ExSSA-DALLAS PERFORMS AT TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GIVING THE CONGREGATION AN "AVANT-GOUT" OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ExSSA-USA COME SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd 2014!!! "ExSSA-CINCINNATI" IN THE WORKS ... (Pics courtesy of Arabel Ajame Anagho)
We had a great 3 weeks. The towns were all 5 times bigger than when we lived there, and the road network improved out of recognition. Victoria, where the school is located, is now called Limbe and has broad streets with pavements and even a set of traffic lights! The school has grown and now takes girls up to A level but, apart from a number of new buildings, it remains the school we knew. Roger was amazed to find that the Periodic Table he lovingly painted on the Chemistry Lab wall is still there. On Day 1 of the celebrations Carol was delighted to meet up with Judy, her star Domestic Science student, and the first 3 people Roger bumped into were girls who were in his class. Roger’s slide presentation from the 60s, that he expected to be of limited interest, had wide appeal. There was lots of interest in what the school, and Victoria, were like in the early days, and there were numerous cries of “There’s my Mum!”, “There’s my Auntie!”, “There’s my Grandmother!”
The Periodic Table painted in S.B.C.'s Chemistry Lab 45 years prior to his return visit to the school from the U.K. in January 2012!!
Starting a girls’ secondary school in the early 60s was very controversial when there were very few boys’ schools, but the Old Girls have done very well, with a good number in prominent positions in Cameroon and internationally. The school has fully justified the faith and vision of the Founders. Four days after arriving back Carol caught a flight to Chicago for another reunion, this time of those who graduated with her from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago 50 years ago. As well as attending the various functions, and visiting friends, Carol flew to see Don & Ruth Witt - Don was the Principal of Saker when we taught there, and Roger’s best man. In September we returned to France for the first time for many years to see Delphine, who once lived with us when she was studying at the Mcr Met Uni. We drove to the Loire Valley, where we spent 4 delightful days chez the Tourillons, Delphine’s parents. We loved the sunshine, swimming pool and view over vineyards stretching as far as the eye could see, and the chance to see Tours again, where Roger once spent a sabbatical term. From there we drove to the Dordogne sightseeing, staying in Chambres d’hôtes. On the return journey we stopped at Saumur for a 3 day visit with Delphine, Eric and their 2 young children. Carol still looks after the nearby grandchildren twice a week after school, which she loves. We went to Holland for the twins 1st bd in April, and they will be coming here for Christmas. The boys are now fully mobile and keep us on our toes. With very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Roger & Carol
Ms STELLA TONGE MATUKE FIRST FEMALE CAMEROONIAN PRINCIPAL, July 2012 - DATE ExSSA-YAOUNDE VISITS THE CAPITAL'S KONDENGUI PRISON "When I was hungry, you fed me ..." CLASS OF 1983 AT THE FUNERAL OF PA MOFOKE IN BONJONGO "Weep with those who weep ..."
This is what the simple but oh, so HEARTWARMING note that came along with the BEAUTIFUL Video footage below said:
"Happy New year my dear sis. Please Exssa Kumba asked me to forward this video to you, onward to Saker Pride. This was our Sunday meeting in Grace Beta's house where we exchanged gifts with each covenant sister. The purpose is to be one another's keeper. Sharing and caring in spiritual and social matters.Thanks be to God for your vision. Have a glorious year. Ur Royal Sis. Glory Nanji Fobizshi for Exssa K. T." Any surprise Ma SakerPride HASTENED to share it? Any wonder why she's had this silly grin on her face all day??? ExSSA-KUMBA OYAAAAAY!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW PHOTO ALBUM OF THE EVENT, & ON ICON BELOW TO VIEW PROGRAM! Ms Hortense Akame Ngoe President of S.O.H.)
A BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO A MAJOR Class of '69 "MAJOR" AS SHE RETIRES!! GODSPEED, Dr. STELLA CHINWE NWIGWE ANYANGWE!!
Please Click on ICON to the left to READ the BRILLIANT & CANDID Interview she recently accorded to GUARDIAN PROFESSIONAL where she talks about everything from her work with WHO to her RETIREMENT PLANS, and on the ICON to the right to READ her FAREWELL ADDRESS to her colleagues, and to VIEW 2 PICTURES FROM HER RETIREMENT CEREMONY!
A TEENY, TINY PEEK INTO HER PROFESSIONAL LIFE!
Dr. Stella ANYANGWE participating in the 2010 Africa Day which was commemorated with the launch of the Africa Progress report 2010 by the Africa Progress Panel, in Johannesburg.
The Panel members included our very own former UNSG and Nobel Laureate, Mr.
, (former) President
esident Mandela’s wife), TONY BLAIR (former PM of the UK), Michel Camdessus (former IMF MD), Peter Elgen (Founder of Transparency International), Bob Geldof (Musician and businessman), Linah Mohohlo (Governor of the Bank of Botswana), Robert Rubin (former Secretary of the US Treasury), Tidjane Thiam (CEO of Prudential Plc) and Muhammad Yunus (Economist and Nobel Laureate). The launch was done by Kofi Annan, President Obasanjo, Peter Elgen and Linah Mohohlo. The programme director of the launch was Michael Keating (Executive Director of the Panel and former UNICEF Rep).The UNCT was ably represented at the launch by three HOA (UNICEF, UNHCR and WHO), and in the audience were also some UN staff members. THE DEVOTED AND EXEMPLARY SAKERETTE ...
1969 ... Left: Preparing for the Cameroon College Singers' Tour of North America. (2nd from left with "troway" plaits, next to Claudia Fokam, now Bumakor.) Right: On the Tour, "strutting" down the Streets of New York. (Far Right, in head wrap)
ABOVE: She is recognized in SBC's GOLDEN BOOK for her service as NATIONAL PRESIDENT. Far Left & Right: Attending SBC's GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS in Limbe, January 2012, where she was accorded the well-deserved, distinguished honor of being the KEYNOTE SPEAKER! PLEASE CLICK ON ICON TO THE LEFT TO READ THAT MOVING & INSPIRATIONAL ADDRESS
DR. RACHEL KIENTCHA TITA, MD RPh Receives the U.S AFRICA AWARD FOR MEDICAL EXCELLENCE Friday, May 12th 2012
With Dr. and Mrs. Fonge With Proud Mom
Dr. R.K. TITA & Her Supportive Husband at the Award Ceremony
Please click on icon to view Original AWARD Document
Rachel Kientcha-Tita is a board-certified Family Practice Physician, Registered Pharmacist and proprietor of Medstar Clinic & Medstar Clinical Research Associates.
She was born in Tiko, Cameroon, West Africa, where she attended primary school at St Mary’s catholic school, as well as the prestigious All-Girls’ Saker Baptist College, graduating in the top 5% in her class. Upon successfully obtaining her GCE Advanced Levels in 1988, she attended the University of Cameroon in Yaounde briefly, before continuing her studies in the U.S.
Because Rachel had always been driven by an innate desire to help others, she decided to pursue a career as a healthcare professional. She graduated from TSU School of pharmacy with honors in 1994. After working as a pharmacist for a while, she still "harbored" an unfulfilled need to help others, and figured she could do a lot more as a physician. She, therefore, enrolled in and later earned her MD degree from University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston. While at UTMB, Rachel experienced first-hand what she could do as a physician when she undertook a medical mission to Guatemala. She then enrolled and completed a residency at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Family Practice and was Board Certified thereafter.
After residency, Rachel worked briefly at IBN Sina, - a local medical Foundation clinic in Houston, and also briefly with Juno Medical, after which she went into private practice, opening Medstar Clinic & Research in November, 2008.
Dr. Tita has always been passionate about missionary work. She has always had a zeal to help the poor and medically underserved, reason why she chose the rural track of Family Practice at Baylor for added experience. This lifetime commitment of hers has spurred her to organize numerous health fairs with other medical groups and churches. As local chapter president of her alma mater's Alumni Association, (EXSSA Houston, USA), she pioneered their first ever health fair to give back to her community. She has also partnered with local churches and community groups like Chapel of Praise for their Bi-annual Healthfairs and medical education projects; Nursing Bridges, (as Medical Director) a local foundation serving Houston & Nigeria at large.
Dr. Tita is also the founder of Medstar Global Foundation which has sponsored several medical missions to Africa, the most recent one in July of 2011, in collaboration with AMWA and Hope Floats Foundation.
She is also a clinical researcher, participating in several ground-breaking drug studies/trials with pharmaceutical companies in the treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, chronic pain, elevated cholesterol, asthma, migraines, and headaches, just to name a few. She uses the research arm of her practice as a conduit for providing free clinics and drugs to her patients who cannot afford care because of lack of insurance coverage.
She mentors other young Africans aspiring to enter in the healthcare arena such as Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
Dr. Tita is married to Edwin Tita, a pharmacy manager with Coram Specialty Infusion Services. They are the proud parents of a 7 year old boy. During her free time, Dr Tita enjoys dancing, music and helping her son with his piano and soccer lessons.
With this latest achievement and all the other ones that preceded it, Class of 86's Dr. Rachel Kientcha TITA has proved that Saker is by no means living on past glories, nor are its alumnae resting on their laurels, for its younger generations are following hard and fast in their elders' footsteps!
C ONGRATULATIONS & GODSPEED DOC!!
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING! KICK-OFF CEREMONY! BUS TOUR/TIMES SQUARE EXPERIENCE!
THE SUNDAY SERVICE, CLASS ROLL CALL & THE POOL PARTY!!! THE GALA! By the way, there certainly was a serious ExSSAN-related "TO DO" going on in the WEST COAST oh! Sis Dora Mbanya's CARAT was getting married and there were at least 7 Sakerettes present, as the pictures below show! In fact, 3 of them double-dipped,flying (right back, for one of them) to the EAST COAST, to attend the Convention!! Enjoyment go kill some people oh!!
Patience Fielding, Anita Balinga Eta & Boh Fielding Geh Left: The "SHU" ExSSANS: Dr. Florence Shu Acquaye -'76, Professor Dora Shu Mbanya - '72, (Mother of the Bride), Sis Joan Shu Asobo - '78, and Dr. Stella Shu Chungong - '80) The "SHU" Girls and their CATs Mr. Martin CHUNGONG & Dr. Jean-Claude MBANYA Sister Flo & Ste!! Proud AUNTIES OF THE BRIDE ENJOY VIDEO SNIPPETS BELOW FROM THE CONVENTION... THERE ARE NO WORDS KNOWN TO MAN TO DESCRIBE THE TIMES SQUARE EXPERIENCE OH! YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE BEEN THERE TO UNDERSTAND! THE WORD "EUPHORIA" DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO ATTEMPT TO TRY TO DESCRIBE THE FEELING! "SOMTING PAAAASS WE BODY INTO WE HEART" TRUE-TRUE!! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GET A VERY FAINT IDEA OF OUR REACTION WHEN THE BRAND NEW EXSSA-USA LOGO WAS UNVEILED & THE PICTURES OF ITS LEADERSHIP BEAMED ON THE TIMES SQUARE JUMBO TRON. MANYAKA MA SHOW-SHOW OH!!! https://picasaweb.google.com/114615696818508918297/TIMESSQUAREVIDEO?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIje3M7Aw47WwwE&feat=directlink
MARIE-SOLANGE EVEHE, AUNTY CLAUDIA FOKAM BUMAKOR, JESSIE ATOGHO EKUKOLE & DORA EKO MEOTO SANG "HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULTS" FROM THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CHOIR ALBUM, DURING THE SUNDAY SERVICE! CLASS OF '67 COMRADES - ESTHER TANGA GADPAILLE, SYH CHONGONGEI MASANGO, JANET (MBOTI) NGONGI, CHRISTY NGONG CHOP & BERTHA NGEN TARKEH, SANG "'TIS THE LANGUAGE OF MY SOUL" (taught by to them Mrs. Henderson), DURING THE CHURCH SERVICE, TO MARK THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THEIR ENTRANCE INTO SBC & LASTING FRIENDSHIP!
MONSIEUR ET MADAME AKPO-ESAMBE (Class of '76 MAL's Mercy Bekondo Akpo-Esambe & her CAT) DANCE EVER SO EXPERTLY TO "LE PETIT CHAPERON NOIR" By "LES AIGLONS". I had kicked off my shoes and settled down in my seat determined to only get up again when it was time to go up to bed. Leapt to my feet and went a-recording without a second thought when I noticed the Married-For-Thirty-Years-And-Counting Couple dance with the fluidity of a well oiled-and-dripping-with-manyanga machine!! KUDOS BIG SIS & BRO!!
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS PICTURES , INSPIRING SPEECHES & DAZZLING DANCE PERFORMANCES THAT GRACED THIS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION, ON THE PHOTO-GALLERY PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE!! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GO THERE DIRECTLY: http://www.sakerpride.com/Photo-Gallery.html
ExSSA-DALLAS' CHOIR THRILLS THE AUDIENCE AT THEIR COMMUNITY'S SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT DAY
CONDOLENCE VISIT TO THE EWUSIS / ELADS
ExSSA-DALLAS LADIES ...
... & Their "COPY RAT" ...
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW CAPTIONED ALBUM
CLASS OF 1972 "SUBTEEN", GLADYS ETOMBI IKOME OFFICIALLY BECAME HONORABLE G.E. IKOME, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TODAY, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 2013!!
THE SELABOYS, THROUGH THE SELABOY FOUNDATION, HELD AN AWARD CEREMONY AT S.S. CLUB BOTA IN WHICH SEVERAL EX-SAKERETTES WERE RECOGNIZED. QUITE A CROWD-PULLING EVENT ...
Don't know me by how manage these pictures got left out of the D.C. 2009 Album to start with oh! The rest of the Album has been on the GALLERY PAGE from Day 1! SURPRISE OUTING FOR VISITING-FROM-CAPE TOWN GUEST, Ms IRENE TAMAJONG
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS KERN!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. WITT!!
CLASS OF '81's JUSTINE MBIANDA TURNS 50 WITH A WHOLE LOT OF PRAISE & THANKSGIVING!!!
PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE MEMORABLE EVENT!!
THE WONYA NAMBEKE FAMILY GROUP in the U.S. held a "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" Event on Saturday, March 16 2013, in honor of Saker CAT, DAD & PATRON, Late Mr. HENRY NJALLA QUAN. ExSSA-DC METRO "REPRESENTED" BIG TIME! Please CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW to view some pictures of the event, Courtesy of CAT Allotey.
ExSSA - MINNESOTA!
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF ExSSA-MINNESOTA'S SATURDAY MAY 11 2013 MOTHER'S DAY FUNDRAISER!
And who do you SPY - all dressed in a classic RED pant suit, classy scarf around the neck and sporting a glamorous pair of shades??? CLASS OF '81's CELINE MUKE EDIMESUMBE LOADER!!
ExSSA-HOUSTON ORGANIZES A 4-IN-1 EVENT: MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, VALENTINES DAY CELEBRATION, Dr. RACHEL K. TITA'S BIRTHDAY BASH , AUNTY MAMMIE (GENEVIEVE) NDANDO'S 60th BIRTHDAY BLAST!!! Date: Saturday, February 16 2013 Venue: The Ejedepang-Koge Residence
Enthusiastic host, CAT KOGE, gives the Victory Sign. CAT JOHN NJOWO serves himself THE NO BACK PACK DAY PROJECT & A PLACE OF HOPE WELCOME LEYMAH GBOWEE, 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE & PEACE ACTIVIST TO CHARLOTTE, NC
LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION ... CUT!!! STOP BLINKING!!! THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR VISION!! The MOVIE STAR you see featured on the far left of the poster directly below and smack dab at the CENTER of the one on the right is, indeed, our very own Dr. GENEVIEVE ABA TAKUSI MAKIA!!!! (Class of 1990)
STORMING "THE STORM"!!! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO THE LEFT TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE MOVIE PREMIERE! Genevieve on the set of "THE STORM", a ZONETAK STUDIO Production. Poster of the Upcoming Movie "BETHANY" She plays a minor but very vital role in "THE STORM" which premieres on Saturday March 29th 2014, (See Poster above left), but she is the Lead Actress in "BETHANY", which premieres in the Fall, with shooting starting in April. Some might be surprised at this "revelation", but I am certainly NOT one of them, because it has ALWAYS been apparent to me that there was an ACTRESS lurking behind the PHARMACIST persona that Aba Takusi Makia has carried around for years now. When I found out she WON THE DRAMA/THEATER PRIZE at her 1990 SBC Graduation, my reaction was "NO WANDA", not "HOW MANAGE??"!! (LOL!) Wish her the very best as she navigates between all 4 of the major roles she now occupies: Wife, Mother, Pharmacist & Actress!!
Dr. Genevieve Takusi MAKIA turned 40, her marriage turned 10, her wedding gown still fits 2 adorable CARATS after, & her CAT's even more in love with her now than he was a decade ago! To celebrate, Dr. & Dr. Mrs. MAKIA decided to "host" ExSSA-HOUSTON's April Meeting at The STRAITS Asian Bistro & Lounge, treating the entire Chapter to an exquisite evening of Wining & Dining!
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PLEASE CLICK ON "STRAITS RESTAURANT" LABEL TO THE RIGHT TO HEAR/VIEW A MUSICAL SNIPPET! (Limo or no Limo, Glam or no Glam, Sakerettes know to Cherish & Cling to "The Old Rugged Cross" above all else yah!)
Above, it says "PROFESSIONAL PICTURES AWAITED", well ... HERE THEY ARE!!! CLICK ON CENTER IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW ALBUM!
MA LAMBE'S 75th BIRTHDAY BASH! Saturday, April 12 2014 HOUSTON - TEXAS
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(Shared with his permission)
CELEBRATING FOUNDERS DAY 2016!!! S.B.C. STILL GOING STRONG THROUGH THE YEARS ... Mr. WILLIAM NSO TAYUI aka BABA (RIP) FIRST CAMEROONIAN & LONGEST SERVING PRINCIPAL, July 1972 - 1992 TRIBUTES TO "MA BEE" & "BINDER-MOLULU" by a "Brightened Teen in the U.K."
Ms BERNEICE WESTERMAN FIRST PRINCIPAL OF SBC Jan. 1962 - Dec. 1962 Miss B. Westerman attending the 25th Anniversary at SBC with her beloved PIONEERS! January 29 1987 Right to Left: PIONEERS Mary Mbu, Bertha Njie Effange (RIP), Playne Fuondjing, Miss Westerman, PIONEERS Maria Mukete, Joanna Ntune & Alice Suh Fobang.
Our Dear Miss Binder on the Cover of the October - December 2011 edition of SUMMIT Magazine.
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ExSSA-HOUSTON TRENDSETTERS DELIVERED - AS USUAL! BEING YOUR SISTER'S KEEPER!!!! ExSSA-KUMBA'S WORTHY EXAMPLE!!!
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW THE FIRST FEW PICTURES FROM THEIR SATURDAY, JUNE 18 FUNDRAISER EVENT!!! LOVE WAS IN THE DALLAS AIR ONCE AGAIN IN 2016...
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... AND ALL AROUND THE SAKERETTE WORLD AS WELL!!!
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CELEBRATING YOUTH DAY 2016!!! 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!!
IN LIMBE ...
Saker Baptist College's Band looking SPIFFY in their Brand New Uniforms! OUT WITH THE OLD!!!!!! (Youth Day 2014) ...
... & IN WITH THE NEW & IMPROVED!!! (Youth Day 2016) CUTE AS A BUTTON & AS PATRIOTIC AS CAN BE!!!
Photo & Video shot by Class of '69 MAJOR Mrs. Eyere Mbiwan Takor, from her LIMBE I Councillor Vantage Position at the Grandstand!! Her namesake leads ALCEF in their March Past, and her Alma Mater's Band stands ready to perform!! Talk about a Moment of PRIDE!
CARAT ELIORA EYERE MOTANGA Daughter of Class of 1997's Mrs. Marja Etchi Motanga and Grand Niece/Namesake of Class of 1969's Mrs. Eyere Mbiwan Takor!!! Ably representing SAKERETTE-OWNED ALCEF Nursery & Primary School! GO BABY GIRL!!!!
... & IN BAMENDA
Photo Creds: Mrs. Emilia Fonkem Chindo SACRED HEART COLLEGE OUR LADY OF LOURDES COLLEGE PRACTICE & PERFORMANCE BY S.B.C. MARCHING BAND AT PTA MEETING THIS MORNING (Saturday, February 13 2016) SAKERETTES OF HOUSTON (S.O.H) IMPACTING THEIR COMMUNITY (Saturday, April 15 2017)
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On Saturday, April 15th 2017 will go down in the history of the newly minted SAKERETTES OF HOUSTON group, (S.O.H) as the day they accomplished their very first Community Outreach "Act of Service", choosing to make their mark in a very worthy and meaningful cause that is close to the hearts of Women the world over: THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER. KUDOS, TO THE LADIES & THEIR SUPPORTERS for their participation in the 2nd ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RUN organized by "RUN FOR A CURE AFRICA" (RFCA)