As 2022 draws to a close, it is opportune to reflect on the highs and lows. Without a doubt, the biggest high of 2022 for Old Sydneians was the ability to get out and meet again after two years of ‘COVID-19’. The Great Debate saw record numbers of attendees and the Annual Long Lunch was a great success. The lows, unfortunately, were what seemed a larger than usual number of Old Sydneians passing away, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those Old Boys.
But on to 2023, and, with great optimism, I can say that next year promises to be even busier – more events and special celebrations for the 130th birthday of OSU. Thankfully, we have a great Committee for next year. Following the AGM on Tuesday 29 November, we now have bolstered the ranks to 14. I welcome and congratulate our new committee members:- Dom Knight (OS 1994), Andre Bressan (OS 2000), Thomas O’Neill (OS 2009), Cian Bowes (OS 2021) and David Zhang (OS 2021). The future looks bright.
I also want to congratulate this year’s OSU Scholar, Will Jones, who stood out from an exceptional group of interviewees. Well done Will!
Finally, I want to thank the Committee for all their efforts this year, Wendy Scotter, Steve Gonski and the Alumni team for their support and assistance, and of course all the Old Sydneians who participate and get involved. If you want to get more involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Committee member or me. We are also looking for Old Sydneians who may be interested in addressing the boys in Assembly, describing the path(s) that they have travelled since leaving school.
On behalf of the Committee, I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and look forward to catching up with as many Old Sydneians as I can next year.