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SPOCA Dinner 15 November

posted Nov 10, 2019, 5:51 PM by Saint Patricks
Fellow Patricians,

Be part of the Photograph at the 2019 SPOCA Dinner!

This has been the first quiet social year for SPOCA since 2014 – no Jesuit anniversaries, no milestone reunions, no SPC Ireland tour and no closure commemorations. Enjoy the milder November weather this year at the SPOCA Dinner at Green Acres Golf Club on Friday 15 November.

In addition to the dinner’s main purpose of catching up with your school-mates, our film maker Steve Bowman (SPC 1949-54) will propose the toast to the Jesuits and the College and tell us how the film “SPJC – Our School Reflections” came about.

You will see a 10 minute highlights reel of the film, which includes extracts from school movies from several eras and interviews with 60 to 90 yo alumni. A recording of our school song by the Xavier College Choir will also be shown.

The Reflections movie will be launched on the night and DVD copies will be available for purchase with a launch night discount.

 Other features will be:

  • an update on the inaugural St Patrick’s/ACU perpetual scholarship
  • a report on the Jesuit Partner School support initiatives
  • the consolidation of hundreds of SPC memorabilia items in the expanded Xavier College Archives and the 2020 plans for opening the archives for viewing
  • recording of a filmed and accompanied alumni rendition of “Semper Fidelis”, our 1960s SPC school song. All present will form the SPC Choir for the evening.

 An evening not to be missed, so please complete and return the attached booking form. Partners (and drivers) are most welcome.

Semper et ubique fidelis

Gavin Wayland (SPC 57-65)

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Saint Patricks,
Nov 10, 2019, 5:51 PM
Saint Patricks,
Nov 10, 2019, 5:51 PM