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St Patrick's Old Collegians - Gavin mesage re dinner 10 August

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:43 PM by Saint Patricks

Dear Patricians

There have been many significant dates through the 164 years of SPC history. This year of 2018 is one of those for SPOCA, being 50 years since we have had any new additions to our ranks.

But we want to look forward, as well as back. So in addition to a memorial on 24 November 2018 remembering the day the last students left SPC (see them racing out the gate on the attached flyer), SPOCA will reinforce the SPC legacy by endowing a teaching scholarship. This is to acknowledge our gratitude for what St Pat's and the Jesuit and lay teachers gave us and to contribute to a continuation of good education for others.

The schedule of events for the remainder of the year includes:
•    The annual Dinner for 2018
•    A 50 year reunion of the class of ‘68 on 1 September 2018
•    The 50th anniversary of the last day of school, 24 November 1968

To balance this schedule the annual Dinner will this year be held on 10 August at the usual venue Green Acres Golf Club. The notice and booking form is attached.

At the Dinner there will be several initiatives announced:
•    A teaching scholarship
•    The 50 Notable Patricians (“Team of the Century”) nominations
•    The Patrician Anecdotes page on the website (

Paul Buttigieg is also leading an effort to refresh our contacts list which stands at 400 out of a possible 600. Please send him details (email and phone) of any Old Boys with whom you might be in touch. Paul is at Thanks to those who have already responded.

See you at one or all of the functions in the coming months.

Gavin Wayland
For committee SPOCA

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