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from the development office Overseas Reunions Twill spread members of the Aloysian Family to the farhe College realises that in this modern world andever-mobile society, the winds of trade (and love) corners of the world. Often it is difficult, if not impossible, for some people to get back to Australia. In recent years the College has undertaken a series of annual overseas reunions to enable foreign based members of the Aloysian Family to remain connected to the College. A senior member of the College staff is always in attendance at each event and when possible, the Rector travels to the city to present his College Report. Overseas Reunions are held annually in the following regions: Singapore – South-East Asia last three years the event has been held at The First Floor Hong Kong – North-Asia Restaurant in Notting Hill which has become the de facto London – UK and Europe Aloysian home in London. San Francisco & New York – United States and Canada Old Boys in attendance ranged from Trader Faulkner Invitations to these events are sent to those members OME (SAC 1945) to those members of the Class of 2010 of the Aloysian Family (Old Boys, Current Parents, Past who were in the United Kingdom or Ireland on a Gap Year. Parents, Prospective Parents, Past Staff and Friends of the A number of prospective parents also attend the event. College) who, according to the College database, are We recently had a boy start at the College whose living in the region. We know of some people who are parents attended one of the dinners in the past few years. based overseas who leave their mailing address Australian Despite the (at times) over enthusiastic welcome they based – they will not be sent an invitation. received they still continued with their sons enrolment. If you have recently moved, or know of someone living They recently commented to me that it was based on the overseas, please contact the College Development Office vibrancy, spirit and obvious passionate love of the College to update the address to ensure that an invitation to these displayed by those gathered at the London Dinner that they events is forwarded. knew the College was the right place for their sons! The following reports cover the 2011 Reunions held in Paul Schaafsma (SAC 1989) kindly donated a wonderful London, Singapore and Hong Kong. selection of premium wines from the Australian Vintage 2011 UK-Europe Aloysian Reunion Bergin (SAC 1968) through his London based company,Warwickrange. Ticketing for the event was co-ordinated by IAloysian Family living in the UK or Europe travelled to very grateful to all three men for the ongoing loyal support kindlyAlistair Dalzell (SAC 1999)Triangle Partners andacted as the local liaison person with the restaurant. I amn November 2011 the seventh annual Aloysian UK-EuropeReunion was held in London. Over sixty members of the London to celebrate what is always a great night. For the of this Reunion, which gets bigger and better each year. A hearty rendition of the School Song at the UK-Europe Reunion. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 7


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