April was a busy month for us, here is what you can find in this newsletter:
- Reunions in TURKEY, SWITZERLAND, and the USA. - New website search system - Boarders and alumni meet in China - Upcoming CDL survey - An interview of CDL Director General Marc Paloma - Featured: alumni author and a rap band!
Collège du Léman VIP Event Date: April 30th, 2009 City: Istanbul, Turkey Information/Register here. Check who is registered here.
This event is on TUESDAY. If you intend to attend, please check that your name is on the list of registered guests, or register as soon as possible!
Alumni Reunion Summer 2009 Date: June or July 2009 City: Geneva, Switzerland
NB. This event is organized independently by a group of alumni volunteers. Find out more, volunteer, or give your opinion by clicking here.
Alumni Reunion in San Francisco Bay Date: Summer 2009 City: San Francisco, USA
NB. This event is organized independently by a group of alumni volunteers from the classes of 1986-88 and is open to all CDL alumni. Find out more about this event by clicking here or by contacting the organizer, Kerstin Goldsmith.
Strategic Planning complete
Thank you to the members of the ACLA strategic Planning Committee for their hard work and dedication! We are now reviewing the recommendations and will keep you up to date with our progress.
New website search system
A new search system on the website now allows you to type in any word or name to find information on the entire site. If you have lost track of some of your old CDL friends, this is a great way to find out whether they are registered on the site, if they have submitted pictures, etc.!
Access the search feature directly from the front page at www.cdl-family.com (left hand bar)
Boarders travel to China
A group of 12 boarding students spent their Easter vacation travelling across China. In two weeks the group visited seven cities, learnt a few words of Chinese and got a unique perspective on one of the world's oldest civilizations.
On their last day in China the students got a chance to meet Michael Finn (CDL 1993), Nejla Matam (CDL 1992) and Yuri Valazza who all now live in Shanghai. Many stories about life as boarders (and getting around school rules) were shared. Thank you Michael, Nejla and Yuri for your hospitality!
Collège du Léman is planning to run a short online survey of alumni within the next week. Please check your email in the coming days for more information.
Interview of CDL Director General
Director General Marc Paloma was interviewed last month for the UN Magazine "Genève Internationale" about his plans for the school's future as CDL's 50th anniversary approaches. Read the article (in French) by clicking here.
René-Phillippe Dubout (CDL 1984)
Rene-Philippe Dubout graduated from Collège du Léman in 1984. He has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva, Switzerland Bar Association since 1990. He practiced as a litigator for 10 years before moving to Thailand in 1999. In 2002 he founded the local law firm Rene Philippe & Partners with a group of Thai lawyers. He is featured here for publishing his book: HOW TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE OFFSHORE SAFELY: THE CASE OF THAILAND.
A-Stout Rap Group (CDL 2000-01)
Julio Nkowane (CDL 2000), Mixtli de la Peña (CDL 2001) and Fred Nwaneampeh (CDL 2001) met in classes at CDL in High School. One day Julio shared a track of his work with his two friends and everything kicked off. A-stout performed once at CDL for the Fashion Show before band members graduated from the school and went on for further studies at university. They are preparing to publish their first album soon.
The Association of Collège du Léman - www.cdl-family.com