The youngest member of the Alumnae Family is the Miami Chapter which was officially launched on May 25, 1991 at the Christ the King Lutheran Church Hall in Miami.
Although youthful in its formation, this Chapter boasts a membership of over 300 graduates and was let by its first President Mrs. Marva (Robinson) Lasoff. Later on Miss Heather McPherson was elected President and is supported by an executive.
At the Official Launching ceremony the Chapter honoured Sr. Maureen Clare Hall, OSF, and Miss Lisa Narcisse among others for outstanding contribution to the Association and Alma Mater.
The New York Chapter
In the summer of 1984 a group of five "old girls" from the Graduating Classes of 1965, 1966 and 1970 met informally at the invitation of Sheila Murray (nee Holtham '64), Maureen Thompson ('65) Ethel Barnes (nee McQueen '66) and Maxine White-Levy ('70). Though small in number, the enthusiasm of that group was enormous and from that small, informal beginning, the New York Chapter grew and was inaugurated in the spring of 1985.
Our current membership consists of a diverse group of alumnae 'old girls', graduating classes from as far back as the 1940' and '50' as well as more recent graduates from the 1980' and 90'. These graduates are mostly career women excelling in fields that span various professions, such as; Banking, Science, Law, Medicine, and Education, while still fulfilling their roles as wives and mothers.
Each year since its inception, the New York Chapter has hosted two fund raising events, the proceeds of which are contributed to the Alumnae Scholarship Fund.
In the Fall of 1977 Sr. Maureen Clare visited Toronto to encourage the forming of a Toronto Chapter of the ICHS Alumnae Association. She held meetings in the homes of Sadi Wong, Marjorie Lyn and Adrienne Aarons. A large number of 'old girls' who had relocated to Toronto were very receptive to the idea and on June 12, 1978 the Toronto chapter of the ICHS Alumnae Association was born, with Sadi Wong as its official Convenor.
The Constitution of the Jamaica Chapter was used as the basis of the new chapter' own constitution and on June 12, 1978 the Toronto Chapter of the ICHS Alumnae Association was registered as a non-profit social organization with the Government of Ontario.
In the first few years, the Chapter held regular fundraising functions, gradually building its assets. The first objective to aid our Alma Mater was met when they donated all the equipment for the newly built science labs, making them the best equipped on the island.
Over the years the Toronto Chapter has continued its gracious support and constant growth, and today boasts a Canadian mailing list of over 400 alumnae.
The first records indicate that the first meeting of the Alumnae Association of the Immaculate conception High School (ICHS) was held in the Assembly Hall of the Duke Street Convent in March 1932 when Miss Marjorie Lennan was elected the first President.
Miss Lennan served as President until November 1932 when Miss Lisa Narcisse succeeded her, remaining in the office until March 1936. Two ladies who were also Instrumental in guiding the Association in its formative years were, alumna Sr. Eloine Marie OSF and Sr. M. Daniel OSF.
Later a Constitution was drawn up and the aims and objectives stated as being:
- To foster at all times the interest of ICHS
- To bring those educated at ICHS in close and constant contact with each other and with their Alma Mater.
- To assist whenever possible charitable and educational institutions. These have continued to be the aims of the Association
The current President is Md. Carol Anglin (class of 71) who continues to guide the Association in its tradition of vibrancy.