Class of 69
The Class of 69 has several types of gatherings:
(a) Monthly breakfast gathering
M69ers meet at Royal Rose Restaurant (Taw Win Hnin Si).
RRR is run by U Soe Nyunt (a Paulian who is junior to us).
They are joined by their classmates from other disciplines as well. They include Civil (e.g. Ko Han Sein), Chemical (e.g. Ko Albert Kyaw Min), Electrical (e.g. Ko Shwe), Textile (e.g. Saw Yu Tint), Architecture (e.g. Uzin Bobby Myo Tun), …
Usually, there is a host to celebrate an event (Birthday, Anniversary, …).
(b) Meeting for 69er Health Care Fund
I was invited to a meeting held at U Aung Min’s house. We had Mohinga.
(c) Welcome gathering
Some gatherings took place at Kandawgyi Western Park.
I attended a gathering hosted by Daw Myint Myint (C69) to welcome Daw Nyunt Nyunt Wai (Millie, T69).
Some gatherings take place the Royal Rose Restaurant.
Daw Lin Lin Aung (T69, Singapore) hosted the Breakfast gathering to welcome her former classmates.
(d) Anniversary gathering
In 1999, there was a gathering and mini-SPZP to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Graduation. U Tint Lwin (Daniel, M69) and Daw Saw Yu Tint (Alice, T69) e-mailed me about the event. I informed the sayas and alumni in a Newsletter (which became known as RIT Alumni International Newsletter).
Sad to note that some organizers for that event (U Kyaw Than, U “NarYi” Sein Win …) are GBNF
In 2009, the group celebrated the 40th Anniversary.
In 2014, the group celebrated the Golden Jubilee (GJ) of Admission to the first ever 2nd BE in November 1964.
The true Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary of Graduation) is planned for 2019)
Class of 70 and 71
The group is known as the Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 65.
The group has held monthly breakfast gathering [usually at Sein Hlyan] for two decades [or so].
The Sein Hlyan restaurant was run by U Han Tun Maung (multiple athlete at St. Paul’s High School). U Han Tun Maung was also active in Old Paulian’s Association (OPA), Kokkine Swimming Club, Archery, and Equestrian
Class of 72
M72 group is the most active in the Class of 72. It used to have lots of mini-gatherings.
The group decided to have less mini-gatherings and donate more to the RIT-related projects (such as Library Modernization).
The Group holds an annual Reunion and SPZP, where they invite all the eligible sayas and sayamas who have taught them. The Group also has honorary members from the other disciplines.
Mini-gathering in Southern California
U Ohn Kyaw (EP73) is a friend and disciple of his former classmate U Jotika. He visited Southern California and a side trip to the San Francisco Bay Area to hold Abhidhamma classes and discussion.
The photo was taken at a mini-gathering. Attendees include U Win Htay (Walter, M70), Daw Thida Swe (Met72), U Ohn Kyaw (EP73) & spouse, Saya U Tin Htut (M60) and U Than Saung (M72).