|13 Dec 2023
As the year draws to an end I have been reflecting on the most recent events and achievements of our Association.
International reunions were hosted by Headmaster, Tim Browning, who shared news of the School and provided our overseas members with the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce.
The 34th Old Blues Lunch was a wonderful celebration for old scholars and their partners and also served as a special celebration for those marking their 60 Year Reunion. Photos can be viewed here.
A highlight of the year was the Combined Milestone Reunion Dinner, bringing together old scholars from the classes of 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003. Nearly 200 guests attended, creating an atmosphere filled with laughter, shared stories and the rekindling of friendships. Photos can be viewed here.
2024 is set to be another busy year. Reunion events are planned for the classes of 2019, 2014, and 1954. A Combined Milestone Reunion Dinner for the classes of 2004, 1994, 1984, and 1974 will be held on Saturday 2 November. The class of 1964 will also have its own special celebration.
In addition to reunions, the calendar for 2024 includes business lunches, annual Intercol events and the eagerly awaited return of the Annual Dinner on Saturday 27 July 2024. This event will be hosted by winemaking members of the Saints community, and promises to be a true highlight of the year.
I’d like to thank the team of volunteers who support the activities of the Association and all the SPOC sporting clubs – their contributions and dedication make our community immensely stronger.
I wish to also specifically thank our Events & Administration Manager, Bianca Harms; President, Oren Klemich; Treasurer, Andrew Jonats, each of whom has made an enormous contribution to the success of SPOC this year, together with David Docwra, whose tireless work trawling the School’s archives has been the source of such enjoyment for Old Scholars through his regular newsletter articles.
Thank you for your continued support, and I wish each of you, and your families, a very Merry Christmas.
Oliver Sheahan (HWK 2007)