World Congress IX
The De La Salle Alumni Association – Metro New York Chapter was founded in 1982 by a group of alumni in the New York/New Jersey and surrounding areas. Our vision is to keep the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle of Religio, Mores, et Cultura alive in the hearts and minds of fellow Lasallians. Our mission is to foster meaningful relationships with the Christian Brothers Schools, promote the welfare and benefit of fellow alumni members, and provide invaluable support to local communities.
In line with the association's revitalization and streamlining efforts, and to be geographically and culturally accurate, we changed our name in 2009 from the East Coast Chapter to "DE LA SALLE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – METRO NEW YORK."
Service to fellow Lasallians is one of the values that has united our alumni association for the past 30 years. The synergy of our Lasallian education, alongside the commitment to sincere fellowship and strong presence of goodwill, transcends the group's existence as a social organization. It is a family of La Sallians seeking a consequential contribution to the improvement of its members and the community it serves.
This integration of FAITH, LIFE and CULTURE in various programs and activities has made our presence in Metro New York a meaningful one. The chapter largely depends on members' commitment and participation in various activities.
Our Chapter's membership comprises residents in the metropolitan New York area, specifically New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We have redesigned our website and online networking programs to stay in synch with the evolving interests of our growing active membership. Similarly, the Chapter's projects, while keeping with those that we've traditionally been involved with, are also being geared to the current times. The Board is excited with the new and renewed energies brought about by these changes.
As President Tess Canlas-Mojica (DLSU FAST/LiaCom '86) says, "We aim to be a truly pro-active association, in a fluid dialogue of its leaders and members, instituting programs that both stimulate and develop the Lasallian as a well-rounded individual and professional, forging strong ties with other associations, all of these while keeping alive the vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle – the importance of religio, mores et cultura in all that we do."
As Brother Richard Duerr FSC, the chapter's founding Spiritual Adviser Emeritus, used to say to the alumni…"The future begins here, and the future is now.