The Old Boys Association of Archdeacon Dennis Seminary, Mbieri has expressed its determination to partner with the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, the proprietors of the school to bring back the school to its glory.
This was the primary objective of the 2012 annual general meeting of the Old Boys meant to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated infrastructure at the institution.
To this end, the three-day programme to mark the event with the theme; “ADJS, Owerri Diocese & the Old Boys: the way forward”, featured Eucharistic thanksgiving service, fund-raising, honours award and dinner.
The national president of the assocaiton, Chief Nnamdi Iroegbu asserted that the Old Boys were committed to bringing back the institution to its old glory in terms of academics and morality through the rehabilitation of classrooms, laboratories, teachers’ quarters and other structures.
He then called on members, invitees and friends of the institution to join in raising funds for the exercise adding, “the ultimate demonstration of faith, sacrifice and friendship, is in giving”.
As part of the celebration, the immediate past president, Mr David Duruji lectured on “ADJS, Owerri Diocese and Old Boys: the way forward”, members also visited the school during which members addressed the students on morality and cleanliness as well as on academics and sports activities and equally donated food items to the staff and students.
The principal of A.D.S, Rev. G.C. Nwankiti appreciated the Old Boys for their kind gesture.
The programme also featured honours award to the speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Benjamin Uwajimogu and their former teacher, Rt. Rev. Edward Osuegbu and seven members of the association for their contributions to the school and association.
Preaching at the Eucharistic service Ven. Uche Nkemdirim described the occasion as a thanksgiving for God’s guidance through the dangers of this time. He contended that Christians who had good health and successful in their respective endeavours, are not more righteous than the afflicted but that they came about it purely through the grace of God.
The preacher commended the Old Boys for being good ambassadors of their alma mater citing the case of one of their members, Sir Akwaiwu, who donated a vicarage to the Diocese of Orlu.
The Old testament lesson from 2nd Chronicles 26:1-16 was read by Barr Colins Onumajuru while Mrs David Duruji took the Epistle from Romans 9:9-16 as Rev John Amadi read the Gospel from Luke 8:16-18 while Emperor Iwuala, KSC, played on the organ. The intercessory prayers were conducted by Ven. Dr. Olebara.