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!
CONGRATULATIONS & GODSPEED DOC!!
Ex-SAKERETTES IN BOSTON PAY
CONDOLENCE VISIT TO THE EWUSIS / ELADS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. WITT!!
"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!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS KERN!!!
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 MOTHER'S DAY, Miss Kern!
GOD BLESS YOU!!
12th ANNUAL EXSSA-USA CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY
AUGUST 1st - AUGUST 4th 2013
Please CLICK On Images Below To View Captioned Albums
HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY
Wednesday, January 29 2014
STILL GOING STRONG THROUGH THE YEARS ...
FLASHBACK TO GOLDEN JUBILEE 2012 … MR. ROGER HAND REMINISCES!
(Shared with his permission)
The year started for us with a trip back to Cameroon to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Saker Baptist College, where we taught from 66 to 68, and where we met and married. We wondered if there would be anyone there who knew us, and worried that it would be a big anticlimax and spoil our treasured memories. We arrived at Douala airport to be met by a loud cry of “Mr Haaaand” as not one but 9 ladies, all in matching dresses, met us. All our anxieties evaporated in an instant. Carol was presented with a lovely bunch of tropical flowers and one lady threw her arms around Roger; “You taught me Maths, parallelograms!”, she said. We were looked after overnight, and then driven the 30 miles to Saker the next day.
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!”
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
OOH LA LA!!! QUELLE MERVEILLE!
ExSSA-UK DID, IN FACT, TAKE PARIS BY STORM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16 2013!!!!
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
TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM
(LOVE NWANTITI & ALL),
PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE
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!!
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!!
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?
(Wona check say how ah manage get de photo dem?? Ah beg ...)
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.
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!!
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
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!
Going Home for The Holidays!! ('60s)
The School's ENTRANCE in 1967.
A BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO A MAJOR
Class of '69 "MAJOR"
AS SHE RETIRES!! GODSPEED,
Dr. STELLA CHINWE NWIGWE ANYANGWE!!
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!
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. KOFI ANNAN, (former) President OLUSEGUN OBASANJO of Nigeria, GRACA MACHEL (President 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.
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!
THE DEVOTED AND EXEMPLARY SAKERETTE ...
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)
CELEBRATING RECENT BIRTHDAYS WITH CHARACTERISTIC "JOIE DE VIVRE"!!!
Her 60th, Her 61st, and Her 62nd, just yesterday, April 12 2013.
We certainly wish her many Happy & Blessed Returns!!
A CLASS OF 1969 "MAJOR" Through & Through, and a STAUNCH MEMBER OF ExSSA-MAL (MEMBERS-AT-LARGE)
She will be sorely missed when ExSSA-MAL's LOSS becomes ExSSA-BUEA's GAIN!
Attending ExSSA-USA's Golden Jubilee Celebrations in LOS ANGELES in 2012. With her MAJOR Classmates, Sis Christy Ewusi Attere, Dr. Rosa Njee Befidi & Sis Ndedi Ngonga. (Far Left and Far Right.) With MAL REP. Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo (Center)
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, and on the PLAY button below it to savor that melodious voice of hers as she sings the solo in one of the most loved tunes on that 1969 Cameroon College Singer's Album! WHAT A GIFT OF A VOICE!!
It’s already past midnight so I guess I might as well get a head start on my MOTHER’S DAY Wishes – and THOUGHTS.
SO THEN, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO …
-YOU, whose child or children came to you via epidural, C-Section, or just plain “PUSHING” in a “Labor Room”, Taxi, Living Room, or ambulance somewhere on the globe!
-YOU, whose child or children came to you via a Court of Law because your Great Big heart decided it had more than enough LOVE to go around!
-YOU, who are raising that child or those children ON YOUR OWN by choice, by design, because of "conditions", (as in "tori long; time short"), and "Wayo", or because disease and/or death have robbed you of the support of a spouse!
-YOU, who are sure you can hear that baby still inside of you or the one still on his or her way to you courtesy of their Creator - or that Adoption Court Hearing, say, “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, MOM!
-YOU, TEACHER, who mould, nurture and mentor Child after Child, Day after Day!
-YOU, PEDRIATRIC NURSE or DOCTOR who soothe and calm the fears of the Children under your care at a time when even their own parents are unable to!
-YOU, AUNTY, GRANDMA, BIG or SMALL SISTER who is “STANDING IN THE GAP” because the “Original Mom” is not present in some child’s life for whatever reason!
-YOU, DAD, who has had to step up to the plate in your spouse’s absence, (via death or otherwise), and learn to pack lunches, braid hair, and explain a first period or the snares involved in dating to your child!
-YOU, for whom this will be the FIRST or yet another Mother’s Day when you are going to have to ask JESUS to pass on your Mother’s Day wishes to your Mom who has gone to be with him.
-YOU, for whom this will be the FIRST or yet another Mother’s Day when you don’t get to be wished a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY by one or more of your children whom God has called home!
-YOU, who will spend the day by your Mother or your Child’s sick bed wondering whether or not you will be privileged to still have them with you next Mother’s Day!
-YOU, whose heart breaks as you PRAY for your “prodigal” son or daughter to “COME HOME”!
-YOU, who, like My Dear Jacquie P., are actually in the process of planning your Mother’s funeral!
WHATEVER YOUR SPECIFIC CASE MAY BE,
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU, and MAY GOD GRANT YOU THE GRACE TO ENJOY THE DAY
because it is, after everything,
A DAY THAT HE HAS MADE, and HIS wish is that YOU REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!
Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo (c)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
To commemorate MOTHER'S DAY this year, I thought it would not be a bad idea to re-post the 2012 MOTHER'S DAY MESSAGE which I penned and posted on this same page a year ago today, not just because it was so well received, but particularly because it has taken on NEW significance for me, following my Mother's passing, just four months afterwards! Please CLICK on the icon below for a "customized" version I have put together in her honor or simply read the text below!
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF ExSSA-MINNESOTA'S SATURDAY MAY 11 2013 MOTHER'S DAY FUNDRAISER!
ExSSA - MINNESOTA!
THE SELABOYS, THROUGH THE SELABOY FOUNDATION, HELD AN AWARD CEREMONY AT S.S. CLUB BOTA IN WHICH SEVERAL EX-SAKERETTES WERE RECOGNIZED. CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW TO SEE A FEW PICTURES OF THE CROWD-PULLING EVENT ...
ENJOY VIDEO SNIPPETS BELOW FROM THE CONVENTION...
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!
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!
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!!
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!!!
BUS TOUR/TIMES SQUARE EXPERIENCE!
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!!
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)
Sister Flo & Ste!! Proud AUNTIES OF THE BRIDE
The "SHU" Girls and their CATs Mr. Martin CHUNGONG & Dr. Jean-Claude MBANYA
Patience Fielding, Anita Balinga Eta & Boh Fielding Geh
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING!
THE SUNDAY SERVICE, CLASS ROLL CALL & THE POOL PARTY!!!
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,
.... 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
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FABULOUSPICTURES, INSPIRING SPEECHES & DAZZLING DANCE PERFORMANCES THAT GRACED THIS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION, ON THE PHOTO-GALLERY PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE!!
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!!
LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION ... CUT!!!
THE 2014 ExSSA-USA ANNUAL CONVENTION, DALLAS TX.
JULY 31 - AUGUST 3 2014
IT WAS, INDEED
"A CONVENTION LIKE NO OTHER"
STORMING "THE STORM"!!!
PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO THE LEFT TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE MOVIE PREMIERE!
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!
Poster of the Upcoming Movie "BETHANY"
Genevieve on the set of "THE STORM", a ZONETAK STUDIO Production.
Friday, May 12th 2012
MADAM MD COMMISSIONER FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS,
KATE ATABONG NDI
EMCEES THE AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS DINNER
AT WASHINGTON D.C.'s PRESTIGIOUS ST. REGIS HOTEL
Mrs. Kate Atabong Ndi had this to say about the Event honoring the President of Tanzania, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Executive Secretary of NCPC Nigeria, which took place on Wednesday, April 9 2014, and was streamed LIVE on T.V. in The Republic of Tanzania:
"What a great honor it was indeed to have been selected to Host the 2014 Outstanding African Public Servants Awards Dinner. It was a splendid event. ... Great job to the organizers: African Leadership Magazine."
PLEASE CLICK ON FRAMED PICTURE DIRECTLY ABOVE TO VIEW A FEW MORE CAPTIONED PICTURES OF THE EVENT!
Wednesday April 9 2014
MA LAMBE'S 75th BIRTHDAY BASH!
Saturday, April 12 2014
HOUSTON - TEXAS
PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW ENTIRE ALBUM CAPTIONED BY Mrs. Dolly Lyonga LAMBE.
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!
ExSSA-DALLAS' CHOIR THRILLS THE AUDIENCE AT THEIR COMMUNITY'S SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT DAY
CLICK ON PICTURE TO THE LEFT TO VIEW ALBUM OF PICTURES AVAILABLE SO FAR.
(PROFESSIONAL PICTURES AWAITED!)
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!)
Silver Jubilee (1987)
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!!!
PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE EVENT!
ExSSA-DALLAS LADIES ...
... & Their "COPY RAT" ...
ExSSA-UK'S 2015 CONVENTION IS ON IT'S WAY!
28th - 30th AUGUST 2015
Above, it says "PROFESSIONAL PICTURES AWAITED", well ... HERE THEY ARE!!!
CLICK ON CENTER IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW ALBUM!
APRIL 2014 MEETING
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW TO VIEW BOTH CAPTIONED ALBUMS
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW CAPTIONED ALBUM
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW VIDEO CLIPS!
LEFT: SAKER ANTHEM
RIGHT: WELCOME SONG IN BAFAW BY ExSSA-DALLAS!
TONS OF PICTURES AND OTHER VIDEO CLIPS ON THE TIDBITS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE!
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 ALL 4 IMAGES ABOVE TO VIEW PHOTO ALBUMS
Dancing away to "Sweet Mother"
ExSSA-K TOWN Arrives!
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Comment from ExSSA-LIMBE President, Mrs. Eyere Takor:
"ExSSA Douala took the AGM to a whole new level. Kudos Dr. Belinda Assam and her team of indefatigable girls and Cats. ExSSA is in a class of its own. After Kumba next year can we come again in 2016? Thanks for a wonderful and memorable weekend."
Ethel Mofa Takang
Celine Edimesumbe Loader
ExSSA-MINNESOTA POISED TO HOST ExSSA-USA ANNUAL CONVENTION
THURSDAY, JULY 30 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 2015
VENUE: HILTON MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON
ALL ROADS ... & HEARTS DID LEAD TO DALLAS THIS 2015 VALENTINE'S DAY!
WATCH THE VIDEO (BELOW LEFT) & CLICK ON IMAGE (BELOW RIGHT), TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THE GLITZ & GLAMOUR-FILLED EVENT!!
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IN THE WORKS ...
(Pics courtesy of Arabel Ajame Anagho)
OUR LESA (LOURDES Ex-STUDENTS ASSOCIATION) CAMEROON SISTERS HELD THEIR 2015 AGM IN BUEA ON V-DAY!
(Pics Courtesy of Dr. Asheri Kilo Fofung)
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VALENTINES DAY &
YOUTH DAY 2015
WERE CERTAINLY SPECIAL
ExSSA-DALLAS DID IT AGAIN!
Said Guest Ms Edith Pikwa: Yes ooh! It was an Oscar Valentines day party. Classy, glamorous; Everything and everyone on point. We thank You, our Sakerrette divas, for giving us the best Val party. Spectacular!
Can't wait for next year!
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SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE SASSE IS 75!!!
1939 - 2014
SOBANS CELEBRATED THE EVENT IN STYLE IN DECEMBER OF 2014
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?
**Article & Photo Album Re-posted here at the express request of Mr. Edwin-Daniel Ndoko himself**
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The Philanthropist and The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at the Fundraiser/Welcome Soiree
ABOVE: Click To View Pictures Of The Event.
LEFT: Click To Listen To An Excerpt Of Mrs. Leymah Gbowee's Speech.
RIGHT: Click To Listen To A Snippet Of One Of The Evening's Highlights; An Opera Performance Of The Classic,
"LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH"
BELOW: Click To Read Speech Delivered by Ms Mongai Fankam. (Unedited)
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!