This last year has been another busy one for Club activities. We’ve been celebrating the Club’s 90th anniversary with a special exhibition of photos from the school dating back to 1966. We’ve been posting a selection each week on Facebook which is very popular - fb.me/oldgrammariansclub.
The Club continues to grow and prosper and our relationship with the School is a much happier one than in former years. Our School Representative, Martin Gallacher, is an excellent link and keeps us up to date with the array of school activities. We are also in regular contact with the Parent Council and are hoping for some joint ventures in aid of school funds in the future. The School Show, The Addams Family, and the Award Ceremony are not until the start of the new term in September this year but we will be attending.
The Club’s Golf Section continues to thrive under the leadership of James Andrew. They compete for the R. Y. Corbett Memorial Salver and the Queen Elizabeth Coronation School trophy and are the only remaining sub-section of the Club. For more information see our website: www.old-grammarians.co.uk/golf-club.
The Committee is undergoing some changes this year. Nan Atherton, President Emeritus, has had to step down from the Committee for health reasons. Nan served for 14 years and was excellent at organising our social events. We’ve welcomed some recent School leavers to the Committee. They are Dean Barr, Jeniffer Stewart, Shona Ferguson and Karen Millar. They are full of new ideas which bring new life into our meetings. A full copy of the AGM Minutes can be viewed online at www.old-grammarians.co.uk/committee/minutes. Our AGM is Monday 10th September in the School and all are welcome.
Our annual Ball this year was a resounding success despite #thebeastfromtheeast. More than 70 guests enjoyed the wonderful meal at the Glynhill Hotel followed by a disco. The raffle was in aid of ACCORD Hospice and raised a fantastic £1,000. http://www.old-grammarians.co.uk/gala-ball/
We run Senior Luncheons every April and October which are organised by former OGC President Mel Haggarty. At our most recent Luncheon, we had 48 attendees as well as 5 sixth year guests from Paisley Grammar School. Lauren McNicol and George Swann from the School provided musical entertainment. Graham Farr, Head Boy from 1986, was the guest speaker and gave an interesting presentation on his progress since leaving school including international travel playing the bagpipes and cycling. The attendees included Tom Strang, former Teacher of Mathematics Bob Maclean and Hugh Nisbet, former Rector. The next lunch is Monday 29th October and will be a special celebration for the Club’s 90th Anniversary. All are welcome! http://www.old-grammarians.co.uk/senior-luncheon/
The Club remains financially healthy despite having limited sources of income. Donations are always welcome (cheque or PayPal).
The Club has a very attractive enamelled pin badge which we sell in aid of Club funds. These cost £2 (£3 by UK post, £5 by overseas post). If you would like one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.