Message from Bob Andrews, 2017

Unfortunately I missed this year’s Dave Pollard Memorial Lunch back in March due to a pre-arranged holiday, so this did not give me the opportunity to thank the Trustees for their commitment. I understand an enjoyable day was had by all the 100 plus who attended. However, it was a shame about the result of the game! Alan takes the lead on this annual event with administrative support from Les and once again I would like to thank them both for their time & enthusiasm. I am putting the next DPML on 24th February 2018 in my diary early and look forward to seeing you all there.

OWMT Remembrance Service at St. Cecilia’s School, November 2017

Les also found the time to arrange the OWMT Remembrance Service at St. Cecilia’s School on 10th November which was well attended by OW’s & guests. Lunch was also provided at the School. Les has carried out hours of research into the Old Wandsworthians who died in the two World Wars and all the names are listed on the Memorial Plaque at St Cecilia’s. Next year Les is planning a bigger event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. If you haven’t seen the Memorial Plaque at the School, why not try to come along next year and have a look?

I am sure my fellow Trustees would want me to express our thanks to Les for his all his work on this worthwhile project. Alan & Roger attended St. Cecelia’s Presentation Night in November where Alan presented the annual H R King Award to David Amarteifio.Other Trustees have attended this event in the past and I would like to thank them all for their interest.

After a long drawn- out process Roger has managed to negotiate a new 25 year lease on the Tower at Woodstock Lane – Roger thank you for your patience! Chris is keeping our financial records up to date and is part of our Finance Sub-Committee along with Roger & Alan. Now we have a new lease on the Tower they have recommended some positive changes to the investments of the OWMT.

Many thanks guys. Dick, the star of the show, has produced the superb Newsletter for 21 years and because I am being unusually nice to him, he will hopefully give us a commitment in January that he will do next year’s as well. Thank you Dick!

Unfortunately I am another year older and I now need to contemplate how Brexit is going to affect the last five years of my working life. Does anybody know?

Bob Andrews

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