RKSOSA

Welcome

The RKS Old Scholars Association was formerly known as the RKS Old Boys, a social club of sorts that would organize functions/events (usually dances, fundraising drives, dinners, picnics and rugby games) for its members (usually made up of former students and teachers). Slowly, over the years in extended its membership informally to include family members of Old Boys who had passed on. Inclusiveness in the modern era led to a change in name to RKS Old Scholars Association, embracing at last the participation and contribution of women in the development of the school.

Vision

Strengthening the Lodoni Global Network

Motto / Slogan

Mai Lodoni Mai

Know Your RKSOSA Officials

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL SECRETARY TREASURER
AY PateN SR KK
ALIVERETI YAYA ALIPATE NAIOROSUI SEMI RAROGOASAU KALISI KETENILAGI
1975-1976
Degei
Degei Ma’afu Ma’afu
MEMBER ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY MEMBER ASSISTANT TREASURER
AK PV
APISAI KETENILAGI PAULIASI WAQANOKONOKO PAULIASI VURUYA USAIA RAVONO
Ratu Sukuna Ratu Sukuna 1980-1982
Cakau
Cakau
MEMBER Lodoni Investment Company Rep MEMBER MEMBER & TUIRARA LEVU
WD MB
WAISEA DAVUIQALITA SAKEASI SERU VILIAME KOTO MARAWA BUNE
Ratu Sukuna 1966-1971
Ratu Sukuna
Ma’afu
IT & PRO SPORTS & EVENTS Lodoni Rugby Club Rep
URAIA GONEYALI Vacant AISEA TUAMOTO
1983-1988
Ma’afu
Vacant

Affiliate Organizations

There are three direct affiliates and nineteen branches.

Affiliates

Lodoni Investment Trust

This entity manages the shares of RKSOSA members in a trust fund.

Lodoni Investment Company Limited

This is the business arm of the RKSOSA.

Lodoni Construction Company Limited

This is the general building construction company formed to provide employment for former Carpentry & Joinery vocational students and retirees from the industry who can provide hand on guidance to recent school leavers.

Lodoni Rugby Club

This is the sporting arm of the RKSOSA currently has a 15’s team in the Suva Rugby Union Koroturaga Grade Competition and sends 7’s teams to local competitions.

Related Organizations

There are two related organizations.

RKS Parents, Guardians & Teachers Association 2018

President: Akapusi Tuifagalele (Degei)

Vice President : Josevata Qalubau (Sukuna)
Treasurer: Mr Luke Narara Vakacakaudrove (Ma’afu)
Vice Treasurer: Mr Peni Niumataiwalu
Secretary: Mrs Joey Cakobau
Vice Secretary: Mrs Unaisi Qalubau
PROs : Mrs Kata Rayawa Waqanokonoko & Mrs Sereima Bainivalu.

PGTA HOUSE PRESIDENT
Ratu Sukuna: Mr Lai Joji & VP: Mr Draunibaka
Degei: Mr Jovesa Korovulavula & VP: Mr Uluiburotu
Cakau: Mr Josevata Qalubau & VP: Mr Pita Mataitoga
Maafu : Mr Akimi Qauqau & VP: Vuniani (Tuvuki) Cakobau.

RKS Former Teachers & Employees Association

This is an informal group who have slowly been absorbed into the main RKSOSA and will eventually become a sub-branch.

Branches

There are nineteen branches altogether.

House Branches

Cakau Branch – President: Pauliasi Vuruya
Degei Branch

Ma’afu Branch – President: Joji Nakaora

Ratu Sukuna Branch – President: Usaia Tukana

International Branches

RKSOSA Aotearoa (Auckland)
RKSOSA Sydney (Aussie)
RKSOSA Cook Islands
RKSOSA Germany
RKSOSA Golan Heights
RKSOSA UK
RKSOSA Nauru
RKSOSA PNG
RKSOSA Solomon Islands (Honiara)
RKSOSA USA
RKSOSA Vanuatu

Local Branches by Region or Town

RKSOSA Northern (Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea, Cikobia, Kia, Laucala, Yacata)
RKSOB Eastern (Navua, Namosi, Beqa, Vatulele, Kadavu, Lau)
RKSOB Northland (Wainibuka to Nadaro, Korovou to Dawasamu, iVolasiga-RKS, St Vincent-Natovi, Nukuvuto-QVS)
RKSOB Tebara (Nausori, Tailevu, Naitasiri, Rewa)

RKSOB Nadi
RKSOB Lautoka (Lautoka to Ra)
RKSOB Ovalau
RKSOB Nadroga/Navosa Stallioned Herons

Organization Branches

RKSOSA WAF (Water Authority)
RKSOSA RFMF

Sub-Branches

By Decade

RKSOB 70’s & Earlier
RKSOB 80’s
RKSOB 90’s
RKSOB Millenium (2000 & Beyond)
RKSOSA Gen-X (2010+)

Lodoni Day – Reunion & Fundraising

The construction of the iVolasiga drained the RKSOSA coffers – literally. The association needed a new way of raising funds for the RKSOSA Resource Center and Club House but keep the active membership numbers high, so the Lodoni Day concept was born. First celebrated on 21st April 2012 at the FDB Foreshore to assist in renovations at the school, it continued through out 2013 and was held for the first time at Ratu Sukuna Memorial School in 29th November 2014, where it has continued to be held each year since. The old scholars however have been meeting on an annual basis since, 1945 but for the last three years, the Lodoni Day celebrations has been held together with the RKSOSA AGM.

Sources:

The Fiji Sun: Lodoni Day 2016Lodoni Day 2015 – Lodoni Day – 2014 (May – Nadi) (August – Lautoka) (November – Suva) – Lodoni Day 2012
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