Hi to all the Old Boys,
Well, the Reunion is long in the past and we are two months into 2013. My how time flies! We raised a little over R14k at the Reunion and this is thanks to some very generous Old Boys who contributed to the financing of a number of items. A very big thank you to these lads for without them we would not have had the Reunion we had.
Well, what to do with the change left over from Founder’s. In chatting to the OSA staff and some of the school staff about the schools’ needs, we purchased a “stand”. This not a “grand stand”, it is too small for that, but a stand like the one we sat on to watch the Ceremony of the Key. This costs us R20k and the good news is that it will generate funds for us to reinvest at a later stage. How this works is that the school or OSA will sell advertising space on the back of the stand at a cost of R6k per annum and the purchaser will commit himself to a period of 3 years. We are a little short of the R20k required but the school has agreed to “loan” us the R6k. Once all advertising revenue comes it will be paid over to the school and the debt settled. I bet you never thought you would jointly own assets with your school mates.
For those of you who left Mommy at home and travelled from afar to the Reunion, plus the local OB who also joined in the activities, we have produced a video of the weekend activities so you can show her what you were up to. Plus, for the OB who had other commitments and could not visit us, they can have a look at this class of rapidly greying, balding and sometimes paunchy OBs and guess who was who. Some faces you won’t recognise. The DVD is 1hr 29min long, is a little short of 4.9Gb and had to fit onto a duel layer DVD disk. It has scenes from the Thursday evening braai, the full Ceremony of the Key, music in the quad, breakfast at Lavender Blue and the evening at the Blue Lagoon. Stompie’s serenading Janet Conner is there as well. Love never dies…… A number of still shots have also been included.
For those who are interested these are for sale at R50.00 each. Being duel layer the disks are rather pricy and can be as much as R78 each in some shops. However we found a cheaper provider and have passed the discount on to you. For those that want one these will be posted to OB’s out of town and for the local lads, they can collect these from the OSA offices at the College. I have made 20 copies so far and will let you have them on a first come first served basis. If more are needed we will cut them.
Interested – deposit R50 into our bank account and send me an email with your name and address (just to check we have your latest address). I will post these out or, for local OB, advise the OSA office that you have paid and you can collect your DVD from them.
· Account Name C R Waterson
· Bank Capitec Bank
· Account No 1308271059
· Branch code: 47 0010.
· Ref: Your Name.
· Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ (for international transactions)