Antigos Alumnos Dom Bosco
By Mr. Acacio Gutteres
Secretary General of National Federation of the DB Alumni
(Antigos Alumnos Dom Bosco) Timor Leste - ITM
Dili, Timor Leste, 25 July 2016 -- As the Secretary General of National Federation of Don Bosco Past Pupils in Timor Leste I'm happy to invite you to join the 11th EAO Regional Congress of the Salesian Family Alumni in Dili, Timor Leste - October 4-8.
In the name of the organizing committee - National President Mr. Agostinho Dos Santos Goncalves and the World President Mr. Michal Hort I'm happy to extend through the AustraLasia link my greetings to the Alumni in all 22 countries of East Asia and the Pacific.
We are happy to invite you to this 11th Congress, the first historical international event of the Salesian Family in East Timor ever! We expect about 200 international participants and 300 Timorese Past Pupils of SDB and FMA education background.
We are happy to receive recently two visitors who are helping us with the better preparation of the Congress: last June we hosted the Asia Vicepresident of the DB Alumni Mr. Rajesh Gupta from India and last week the SDB EAO regional councilor Fr. Vaclav Klement.
We are happy to receive already the recorded video message of the 10th Successor of Don Bosco Fr. Angel F. Artime for the Congress participants. The Rector Major is happy with our theme: 'Serving God through our fellows by promoting good education, economic solidarity and social justice!'
We expect this Dili Regional Congress will contribute to the growth of our Don Bosco Alumni Association and help to build up the basic structures of it especially in some countries without the Federation - like Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar and so on. Viva Don Bosco!
However we face a challenge to connect to most of the East Asia and Pacific Past Pupils. So far we have only confirmed participation from the Philippines, South Korea and India. We are still waiting to connect to the remaining 20 countries of the EAO with thousands of DB Alumni: Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Vietnam, China - Macau and Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Samoa, Australia, Indonesia, Laos and Mongolia.
Our contact address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and from the Boscolink website you can download the (1) program; (2) registration form; (3) Don Bosco Alumni Statutes
On the photo is the whole, almost complete EAO Alumni Congress Preparatory Committe in Dili, July 9, 2016 after the installation of the new ITM provincial Fr. Apolinario NETO, SDB.