Thank you to all Old Scholars who came to Westminster on Friday 26 July to tour, catch up or play sport. Of course, all Old Scholars were special guests but we acknowledged the Class of 1969 with a 50 Year Reunion luncheon held at the School. Next year it will be the Class of 1970’s turn and we will have a similar arrangement to allow Old Scholars to see the School in action while still having good time to catch up with one another.
The Annual Dinner this year will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the exclusive Gilbert Suite. It will be a momentous occasion as long-serving WOSA committee member and former President Andrew ‘Ange’ Harding (’77) retires from the WOSA committee. Please join us to thank Andrew for his outstanding service to WOSA and Old Scholars, in general. Bookings have officially closed but if your circumstances have changed at the last minute and you are keen to attend, please contact me on the details below. Ticket price is great value at $100 per head for an ‘all inclusive’ dinner but wait there’s more - to encourage younger Old Scholars from the Classes of 2014 to 2018., we are offering a special price of $50.00!
We are holding our second Canberra reunion at the Water’s Edge Restaurant, Commonwealth Place, (East) Parkes. Invitations have been posted or emailed but if you did not receive it or just happen to be in Canberra that weekend, please contact me on the details below for further information. To book for the event, please visit www.trybooking.com/BDVPL. All welcome!
Old Scholar Jimmy Ashby (’16) is giving a presentation on his ‘Around the World by Bike’ journey that has supported MND. Many of you would have followed Jimmy over the past year and know how challenging this ride has been with its goal of 40,000 kms for $40,000. His inspiring adventure will make you wonder, laugh and think deeply about what Jimmy has seen and achieved.
Friday 18 October, 6.30 pm in the Murray Centre
Visit Jimmy Ashby Around the World by Bike for more information, which includes the link to his trybooking event to book.
Many will know Darren Davis, not only of the father of Sam Davis (’14), but also as one of the most popular driving instructors to have helped many Westminster students obtain their driving licence. In the Preparatory School, the Davis family is behind the Monty Kitteridge Award, announced at the annual Certificate Ceremony. A long-time advocate of road safety, Darren has been instrumental in setting up the Get Home Safe Foundation, created for the purpose of developing, producing, delivering, and supporting road safety initiatives.
The Foundation’s guiding principles are as follows:
We are a not-for profit organisation that relies on funding to help us develop and support programs that create better road user behaviours, knowledge, and attitudes.
We aim to support road safety groups across Australia with mentorship, funds, and any support that is required.
Our Foundation is not controlled by any Federal or State Government department and is not owned or controlled by any corporation.
The Foundation is independent and aims to work with all road safety agencies to create connections that link the various programs delivered across Australia. This means that our Foundation will work with (not in competition with) other road safety organisations.
Through research of global best practices we want to help Australians to become amongst the safest road users in the world.
As our funds grow, our ability to support road safety initiatives will grow.
Download the invitation for the Foundation’s cocktail styled gala fundraising event being held on Saturday 10 August, 7.30 pm at Ayers House, North Tce. Darren and his family would welcome your support by attending this fabulous night. We also know that the music will be top notch, given that Darren has been the lead singer for a number of excellent bands around town and ‘moves in the right circles’ to ensure this is the case.
Peter Trenorden (’77)
T: 08 8276 0234