09 November 2010
This is the last Enews of 2010.
The Old Boys' Union wishes all our members and their families all the best for the festive season and 2011.
As part of the Old Boys’ Union’s Centenary celebrations the Union has been involved with the planning, implementation and funding of projects in the Memorial Hall foyer and on the Rondebosch grounds and we are pleased to let you know that these have come to fruition.
To commemorate the Rondebosch Old Boys and staff who died during the two World Wars and to celebrate the building of the War Memorial Hall sixty years ago, the Old Boys’ Union and RBHS History Department have produced large display panels about the history of the hall and biographies and photographs of those whom the Memorial Hall honours. The biographies were compiled by Mr Sydney Mason, Rondebosch headmaster from 1904 to 1927.
These specially printed panels are on permanent display in the Memorial Hall foyer and may be viewed this week before the annual Remembrance Day Service on Thursday 11 November. If you wish to attend the service on Thursday please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Labeling of the Rondebosch trees
The late Tickey de Jager was responsible for the planting of many of the trees which are a magnificent feature of the Rondebosch campus. Special labels have been produced identifying the trees and their countries of origin and these are being attached to several hundred trees on the Rondebosch grounds stretching from the main entrance and Canigou down to the canal. We thank Adam Harrower (E95) of Kirstenbosch and Mrs Jeanet Barker for identifying and labeling the trees, and the London Old Boys who raised funds towards this specific project in memory of Tickey de Jager.
The E2010 matrics received their Rondebosch Old Boys ties after their Valedictory Assembly. On behalf of all Old Boys we wish them all the best for their final exams.
Also in this Enews:
· Death of former OBU Committee member, Ron Monk
· Gauteng Old Boys dinner
· Southern Cape braai
· Lunch overlooking the Thames
· Old Boys who have recently died
· Bosch Blend wine
· Golf Day
· Fixtures and other functions
· 2011 Old Boys dinner
· Bequests to Rondebosch
Death of Ron Monk
The Old Boys’ Union was saddened to learn of the death last Thursday of Ron Monk (E1958) after a short illness. Ron served on the Old Boys' Union committee for many years, standing down in March this year. Ron is fondly remembered as a loyal and supportive Rondebosch Old Boy who was eager to assist Rondebosch whenever he could. He was a regular visitor to the chalet for Rondebosch rugby matches and always assisted at Old Boys and rugby gatherings. He was also a committee member of the Alma Cricket Club for many years. The Old Boys' Union extends its condolences to Ron's family, in particular his sons Brent, Dale and Dean.
Gauteng, Southern Cape and UK Sub-Union functions
The West Coast, Karoo, Helderberg, Isle of Man and Sydney Sub-Unions have hosted enjoyable functions during the past few weeks.
The Gauteng Old Boys dinner is on Thursday 25 November from 19h00 at the Wanderers Club. The dress code is jacket and tie. The guest speaker is Rondebosch Old Boy Tony Reeler (E81) who recently was appointed headmaster of Pretoria Boys' High School.
The price of R240 per Old Boy includes a three course meal and wine on the table. A cash bar will be available. For further information and to book contact Michael Hughes on 082 957 7754 or email@example.com Please note that bookings and payment must be made in advance.
On Sunday 28 November Southern Cape Old Boys and their families will have a bring and braai at the Sedgefield Bowling Club. To RSVP and for more details contact Anton Kleinschmidt on 0443431188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch at Henley-on-Thames
Deon Melck (E62) is arranging a lunch on Saturday 18 June 2011 for Rondebosch and Bishops Old Boys and their partners at the Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames. The club has a magnificent setting on the River Thames and lunch will be served in the club’s listed Grandstand. The cost for the set menu will be around £30 to £35 with a cash bar. Please reply to Deon Melck at email@example.com
The Union conveys its condolences to the family and friends of Old Boys who have died during recent months:
Pieter van Meeteren
Bosch Blend wine now available
The new Bosch Blend 2009 red wine sourced from premium vineyards mainly in the Perdeberg region of Paarl is now available. Proceeds are used to provide assistance with boarding fees for deserving boys who may not otherwise be able to go to Rondebosch.
The wine is a medium-bodied red wine with an expressive nose and a soft, lush mouth-feel. The Shiraz and Cinsaut combine to give ripe plum cherry fruit on the palate with a touch of pepper spice. Mourvedre adds complexity with savoury and dark fruit aromas. The viognier adds softness and intriguing floral notes. The cost is R300 per case of six delivered in Cape Town and surrounding areas.
To order, and to find out the cost of delivery to the rest of the country, please email Philip Myburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf day on 25 November
The popular annual Bosch Rugby Supporters' Golf Day will be held on Thursday 25 November at the Rondebosch Golf Club. The major sponsor is Rondebosch Old Boy Eric Scoble (E78) of Auric Auto BMW Claremont. For further information and to book your four ball contact Wayne Jackson at email@example.com or 082 788 1713.
Functions and fixtures
Dates of Old Boys and various school events, including sport fixtures, are listed on the website. The Prep and High School websites are also regularly updated with news of school events. Some functions of interest to Old Boys during the next few weeks are:
Remembrance Day Service, 11h15
Cricket and water polo vs Bishops
Gauteng Old Boys’ dinner
Golf Day at Rondebosch Golf Club
Carol Service, 19h00
The Rondebosch websites and Facebook are also regularly updated with Old Boys’ and other Rondebosch news.
Old Boys dinner in Cape Town
The annual Old Boys’ dinner in Cape Town will be on Friday 18 March 2011 at Kelvin Grove, and not on 11 March due to a Super 15 match at Newlands that evening. Diarise the date now – more details will be in the February Enews.
Bequests to Rondebosch
From time to time Old Boys contact the Union with a view to making bequests to Rondebosch in their wills. As there are Old Boys who may like to remember Rondebosch in their wills, but at this stage want to remain anonymous by not wanting to ask for the relevant details, we can provide the information of the two Rondebosch entities which may be included in wills:
Rondebosch Boys' Schools Education Trust
c/o PO Box 731
Rondebosch Boys' Schools Old Boys' Union
PO Box 731
In both cases the bequests will not attract estate duty and funds will be used for the benefit of Rondebosch in accordance with the benefactor’s wishes. We thank all Old Boys who have included Rondebosch in their wills.
Will your email address change soon?
If your email address will change soon please advise the OBU office of your new address. We are thinking particularly of students who use university or college email addresses and who may graduate later this year, as well as Old Boys who may change jobs or retire.
If you know of an Old Boy who is not receiving the Enews please forward his contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 731 Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
tel & fax + 27(0)21 686 1897
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