Dear Old Sydneians,
This is my first message to the community this year and it’s already April. It is with great excitement that I write this message to you all, as this year marks the 130th anniversary of the Old Sydneians’ Union. It was on 22 September 130 years ago that the OSU, at the instigation of the great Albert Bythesea Weigall, was established. Thus, this year is a special year and we plan to stage a number of events to mark the occasion.
First and foremost, please pencil into your diaries Friday 22 September as we intend to hold a gala event on the anniversary itself. Also, back by popular demand, will be The Great Debate, which will be all the more special this year now that Dom Knight is on the Committee. It will take place in July (date to be advised). In addition, we are planning to hold two golf days this year with a special 130th trophy for the winner. (Stay tuned for those dates as well). There will also be the usual plethora of reunions and the 1989 and 1990 years will be competing in The GPS Gold Challenge in October. If you are from those years and want to participate, please contact me (email@example.com) and I’ll direct you to your year captains. I can say personally, after attending my Gold Challenge last year, that it was and will remain one of the most enjoyable Grammar related events I have been involved in since leaving school. Beating both The Scots College and St Joseph’s College (both containing former Australian Schoolboys) in the touch football was a highlight.
On a less joyous note, there has been the passing of quite a few Old Sydneians since last year. My condolences go out to their families, and I recommend that you all read the obituaries/memoriams at the end of this newsletter about some of these great Old Sydneians.