The Old Philologians Association
Annual Dinner 2014
If you havenít done so all ready, you can still book to attend the BBQ at The Old Mill in Forest Green on Sunday 14th Sept from 11.00. Please contact Omar Harmon on 020 7226 5721 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. However so we can cater for the right amount of guests-Do it now. Hope to see you there Rgds Rob Tims
2014 Annual General Meeting
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held at Abercorn School 248 Marylebone Road, courtesy of the Headmistress, on Wednesday 9th April 2014. The attendance was slightly better than most years, around twenty-five, because prior to the formal proceedings we were to be entertained by Dr Keith Crook, the son of the never-to-be-forgotten K.D.
A summary of Keith's talk can be downloaded from here which can be read together with some photographs which will be new to most Old Philologians.
For the Photographs Click Here
A copy of the Officers' reports presented at the meeting can be found by clicking here. These were approved by the meeting. There was a minor hiccough in that the Annual Accounts for 2013 could not be presented due to an administrative problem. However these can now be downloaded. Both candidates who stood for re-election were duly elected and the Committee were delighted that the vacancy for one Committee member was filled by Brian Saperia. (Well done that man!)
A slightly unusual step was taken at the meeting when Sir Brian Vickers proposed that Dr Keith Crook be made an Honorary Member of the Association in view of his close links with S.M.G.S. and his knowledge of the school gleaned from experiences with his father. A nem con vote was recorded and it was further agreed that Peter Walter send an Association tie to Keith. The meeting closed at approximately 8.45 p.m.
We are sad to announce the passing of Gerald "Gibby" Gibson.
The following Deaths notice appeared in the The Wiltshire Times today : GIBSON Gerald M. A. Flt. Lt. On Tuesday January 28th suddenly at home.....aged 102. A service of thanksgiving on Thusday 13th February, 11a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge followed by cremation at West Wilts Crematorium. Flowers happily received but donations preferred please for RNIB c/o Barker and Courtiers 52 Bond Street, Trowbridge BA14 0AS.
2014 Annual General Meeting
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Association will be on Wednesday 9th April 2014. It will be held at the old school premises now Abercorn School. A formal notice will be issued in due course. This year there will be a departure from the procedings. Following the formal business there will be a talk by Dr Keith Crook, the son of our former master.
Two years ago an inaugural lunch was held at the Saracens Amateur Rugby Football Club thanks to Gary Donovan for organising it. Those who attended were delighted with the quality of the food served and the hospitality we received. As many of us know we have a strong bond with the Club having founded it in the late 1890s and some in their younger days actually played for one of its teams. This year the lunch is planned for Saturday March 22nd and the menu, for which the cost is £25 per head and includes wine at the table, is as follows :-
Starter Smoked Salmon Cannelloni served with cucumber spaghetti and toasted bread
Main Course Steak and Guinness Pie served with glazed seasonal vegetables and creamy mashed potato Dessert Medley of Deserts including profiteroles,,cheesecake and mini-pavolova with chantilly cream
Can you let me know in advance if you are vegetarian, or have any food related allergy, so that the chef can prepare a special meal for you?
Please advise Dick Durran if you would like to attend and send a cheque for £25 made out to "The Old Philologians"