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OHA 125th Year - 1888 - 2013
Your annual OHA Membership subscription is due on 1st May. New Member subscription rates are £20 per annum (by Direct Debit only) for the first three years and thereafter are payable at the standard rate. Standard Rate Subscriptions are currently £50 per annum or £30 per annum if the member resides more than fifty miles from Borehamwood.
If you don't already pay by Direct Debit please take the time to download the form via this link and send it to the Treasurer. If you prefer to pay by cheque please send it to the Treasurer in good time. For the avoidance of doubt the OHA Treasurer is Dr John Wigley, 13 Marshal's Drive, St Albans, Herts AL1 4RB.
OHA Annual Dinner: Thursday 16th May 2013 at Haberdashers’ Hall
In this, the 125th Anniversary of the OHA, it is with particular pleasure that I invite you to the highlight of the OHA social calendar, the Annual Dinner, to be held once again in the distinguished surroundings of Haberdashers’ Hall on Thursday 16th May at 6.30pm for 7pm. The dress is dinner jackets.
To mark the event, we are delighted to have secured as our principal guest speaker Ben Gunn CBE QPM. Ben served in the counter-terrorism unit of the Metropolitan Police before becoming Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire until his retirement in 2002. Now an independent regulatory director of the British Horseracing Authority, he has also advised the National Trust and the Gambling Commission and his wealth of interesting, varied experience is sure to entertain after dinner.
In addition, we will hear from Seb Taylor (OH 2000), captain of the OHRFC 1st XV, to give his perspective on the recent triumphs of the club and the OHA in its birthday year. To toast the occasion, this year we extend a warm invitation to all wives and partners as well, to enable them to share our celebrations – and to thank them for putting up with us!
The dinner includes reception drinks and a full three-course meal, with all wines and port included. The ticket price for this splendid occasion ranges from £50 to £85 (see reply sheet for details). The Hall is situated within easy walking distance of Farringdon station. We have listened to feedback from previous years’ dinners and I am pleased to say this year there will be more wine and shorter speeches!
In addition, every diner will be entered into a raffle with the opportunity of winning their dinner for free. Late closing on the pub next to the Hall has again been arranged to allow even more time for socialising after the dinner.
As a special incentive, OH who are not members but join now by direct debit will receive their dinner for the members’ rate, including an introductory rate of just £5 for 2013 leavers (see reply form for details)
Reply Form 2013 Dinner
Demand will be high for the dinner and I ask that you reply using the enclosed reply form promptly, and in any event by the 10th May, to secure your place. I look forward to welcoming you to what will surely be another highly successful Annual Dinner. Please do bring a group and make a night of it!
Anyone interested in travelling to and from The Haberdashers’’ Hall from the Bushey/Radlett area should email email@example.com within the next couple of weeks, at this stage he can’t give an actual price as numbers are not known, expect it to be about £12.00 return.
SAVE THE DATE!
1960s DECADE DINNER
As part of the Old Haberdashers’ Association’s 125th Anniversary celebrations, we are reintroducing the Decade Dinners, which were so successful in bringing together former school colleagues in the relaxed atmosphere of the Croxdale Road clubhouse.
We will be kicking off this revival programme with a 1960s Decade Dinner to be held on Wednesday 5 June 2013, to which 1960s School leavers are cordially invited, so please SAVE THE DATE in your diaries.
You will be receiving more details and a reservation form in the near future.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.
Colin Blessley (1965)
President – Old Haberdashers’ Association
Reunion of Geographers – Harry Hyman (1974), John Rolfe and Ashley Kent are keen to organise a reunion of OH Geography graduates in 2013. If you studied Geography at university and are interested in attending then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive more details in due course.
Saturday 27th April saw the last match of a very successful season for the OHRFC. The 2nd XV lost a very close match by 22-27 to a strong Hertford side in the final of the Merit Table cup.
On Saturday 20th April the 1st XV won their final league match of the season by 38-0 against bottom side Basildon. This win meant we ended up with a record of Played 26, won 13 and lost 13 and a very respectable 7th place in the highly competitive London One North league.
Follow this link to the News section of the OHRFC website, you will need to register before you are able to access the match reports.
To download or print a copy of the 2012-13 OHRFC Fixture Card and Brochure follow this link.