CMC Vellore Alumni ​​

​​ NORTH AMERICAN REUNION ​​        [Since 1981]

 37th GOTC: 21 - 24 June 2018: ​TORONTO

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There are wonderful  opportunites to be a part of reunion programs elsewhere or even joining us in planning and implementing a gratifying program to benfit the underserved in needy areas.

Where our Alumni offer a Helping Hand 

True to our motto: 'Not To Be Ministered Unto But To Minister', our worldwide alumni offer their time and expertise in underserved areas, contribute towards institutional projects and provide guidance and support to individual alumni who are faced with a shortage of resources.

These efforts have been going on for decades through individual motivation. The Alumni Association in Vellore, the Vellore CMC Foundation in New York, the Vellore Ludhiana Committee in Toronto and all the Friends of Vellore organizations around the globe, have been invovled in structured and targeted efforts to support the alma mater in numerous and hugely beneficial ways.

These projects mentioned here are only the formalization of 'informal' efforts among social media and email networks and the GOTC participants to be part of a good cause.   


Vijay Anand and Ann Ismavel receiving the prestigeous Paul Harrison Award for meritorious service in challenging situations, from Kiran Bedi, a well known former Police Commissioner. This was at the Graduation Ceremony, 2016.
  1. Buddies
    In July 2016, the CMC Vellore Global Medical Alumni group on Facebook launched a program called the 'Alumni Buddies Program' to formalize and facilitate sharing of resources with hospitals in peripheral settings. Bhaktharaj Chelliah was the first to visit Makunda Christian Hospital in Assam and served with Vijay Anand and Ann Ismavel. Alexander Daniel will visit the same hospital in April 2017 and will be the second resource at Makunda. Download project plan here.
  2. Corpus for Care
    In early 2017 the alumni group felt that some degree of support was required for the long serving mission hospital staff during critical illnesses being treated in CMC or at any other large recognized hospital. A corpus built on worldwide contributions is being suggested and an informal but frank discussion is currently on to thrash out the details of how this can be approached. First, a core group of informed alumni will meet to decide if this is indeed a necessity. No concrete decision has been taken yet but many interesting suggestions are on the table. As deliberations are on we ask for your support and prayers to bring this to any fruition that's appropriate
  3. N American Association
    The CMC Vellore North American Alumni Association was launched on 17 June 2017 and the office bearers were elected. The uniqueness of this body is that it is an organization of all alumni that includes nursing and allied health. The constitution was adopted after discussion and modifications and we are all set for a new and exciting chapter for CMCites. President: ALBERT JOHNSON Vice President: MARGARET KAMALINI KUMAR Secretary: ANITA SHARAN JESUDAS Treasurer: CHRISTIE P THOMAS Social Affairs: KALYANI PREMKUMAR
Project Plan
The Charter
Constitution

THE OTHER WORLD WIDE ALUMNI EVENTS

  1. Vellore: The Original
    The 2017 reunion in Vellore will be held from 10 -12 August. The 1992 batch will be the most special batch, celebrating the traditional silver anniversary. The 1987, 1982 and 1977 batches also will be special invitees celebrating 30, 35 and 40 years of becoming CMCites. Classic traditions had it that the oldest batch to be officially felicitated was the one celebrating its 'Ruby' anniversary. Things have changed and alumni beyond the half century vintage find themselves among the special batches. The oldest batch being invited is celebrating 75 years! More details as we get closer.
  2. UK: The Classic
    The annual reunion in the United Kingdom will be held this year from 15 -17 September 2017. The venue remains the same; at the Holiday Inn Coventry which is an interesting strategy. The program details are awaited. This year they have introduced online registration at http://www.pab2u.com/cmc. Please contact Johnson Samuel at Johnson.samuel@btuh.nhs.uk for further details. Watch this space for more details!
  3. Australasia: The Innovators
    The 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian CMC Alumni Association will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 20 -22 October 2017. The theme of this year’s meeting is : "INNOVATIONS IN MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE: STEPPING UP TO THE CHALLENGES OF 2018”. The Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor. Hosted by Nitin and Anu Verma
  4. World: The Spirit
    They keep happening all over! From the recent one in 2017 in Kuala lumpur, in Malaysia closely on the heels of the reunion in Chennai there were joyful reunions in Hyderabad, Shillong and Bangalore and a few years ago in New Delhi. There have been sporadic meets in the middle east and in other Indian cities.
  5. Africa: Gathering the Tribe
    Aptly named The African Gathering (TAG), the first meet is planned for 2017 December in a famous resort in Zimbabwe. May their tribe grow!