The Coorg OBA Connect was held on 10th October 2015 at Capitol Village Resort, Madikeri, Coorg.

The program was:
4.00 To 6.00pm: Football. Inter House Shuttle Relay. Coffee, Snacks, Beer!!!
7.00 pm: AGM Coorg Chapter Business Meeting!!!!
Special Guest – Shashi Lewis, President, SJBHS-OBA, Bangalore.
Presenting the Josephite Pride in COORG!!! Report for 2014-15.
New Committee for 2015-16.
8.30 pm onwards: Fellowship and Dinner.
Bonfire n Music ALL NITE LONG

Unfortunately the football match and the relay could not be held as most of the locals were busy as Saturday was the Payment day and the outstation old boys were too tired to play, except for CC Thimaiah and Rahul Tadimal. So we left the ground for a scrumptious Tea and Snacks.

We regrouped at 6:30 pm for registration. The total head count was 80 Pax and it included 46 old boys from Coorg and other places. The Meeting started off well With the President Mr. Ashok Subbhia welcoming all the old boys to the Coorg Connect. The President of OBA Bangalore Mr. Shashi Kiran Lewis was the Guest of Honour. He was called upon to give a speech and he also cut the OBA cake. A new committee was selected comprising of

PRESIDENT: C.C. Thimaiah
VP: Shyam Appanna
Secretary: Ajit Bopanna
Treasurer: Deep Appaiah

It was also declared that the next event was a golf tournament which will be held at Mercara Downs Golf Club on Jan 16, 2016. All old boys of SJBHS are invited to participate or attend the event. The meeting ended with the school song and we regrouped for the photograph. After the photograph the band took over, the beverages began to flow and post beverages the nicknames and the naughty events at SJBHS were remembered. The scrumptious feast which obviously included the famous Coorg Pandhi curry, was relished by one and all. In all it was a very well organised event. All the guests, young and old had a wonderful time, with the place beautifully lit up in the school colours of blue and white. The party finally came to an end at 1:00 am.

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SJBHS OBA Connect – North America 2018

Months of meticulous planning culminated in a high energy North America Connect – in attendance were 120+ Josephites and their families, batches ranging from 1963 to 2014 – all the way from India, United Kingdom, Canada, and across the United States. The banquet on Sat, May 26 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dulles, Virginia. The event included custom OBA 100 giveaways, cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert, a photo booth, video messages from teachers and staff, and dancing. The MC, Samir Stewart ‘89, brilliantly energized the crowd and flawlessly conducted the event. He introduced Nitin Pereira ‘97, who delivered the welcome address and thanked the generous sponsors; Fabian Correia ’63, who reminisced about the school days and led the crowd to sing the School Song; and Jimmy Anklesaria ‘72, who stressed the importance of giving back and highlighted fundraising goals.

Custom memorabilia were available for purchase along with a showcase of the auction items, a cricket bat and pair of gloves autographed by Rahul Dravid. A picnic was held at Lake Fairfax Park on Sun, May 27, which turned out to be a fun filled day with games, including a nail biting football match, lunch and networking. Kudos to the batch of 1977 who had the largest turnout of 15 Old Boys. It was an event to remember, thanks to the organizing committee: Prathima Appaji ’09, Kamran Abbas ’08, Nikhil Mascarenhas ’07, Pradeep Menon ’83, Navin Pothan ’97, Nanjappa Palekanda ’97 and Nitin Pereira ’97.

Nitin Pereira ’97
SJBHS OBA North America Chapter