December 2018

Don’t forget to lock in Saturday 15 December to get along to the Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament for 2018 to be held at the school’s David Turbayne Tennis Centre. Meet and have the chance to play with tennis professionals, Old Boys John Millman (2006) and Colin Sinclair (2012). Please click here to register or refer to the event post later in this newsletter for more details. This year we welcome Your Tennis Mate (YTM) as our event sponsor. This exciting new online platform is an initiative of Old Boy Federico Keil (2012) and his business partner Charl Van Den Berg. YTM allows tennis players of any standard to view court locations and availability anywhere in Australia based on ‘real-time’ and easily book a court or service offering.

To celebrate the end of another year and the start of the festive season, all Churchie Old Boys are invited to the 2018 Churchie OBA Christmas Drinks to be held from 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday 13 December at Friday’s Riverside. Get a group together and join us for what is always a fantastic evening.

Our Seniors of 2017 reunited on Thursday 29 November for the annual New Old Boys Night. Have a look at the Photo Gallery in this newsletter to view some photos from the evening.

This month we farewell Jennifer Garner who has tendered her resignation (effective from Tuesday 11 December) after serving as Administrative Assistant to the Old Boys’ Association (OBA) and Churchie Foundation for the past seven years. In her dual focused role, Jennifer has been a tremendous support for both the OBA and Foundation. We thank Jennifer for her tireless efforts over this period and wish her all the very best.

Old Boy Achievements
Congratulations to the following Old Boys on their tremendous achievements.

David Wright (2002)
On the 23rd of October 2018, David was awarded the Queensland Literary Awards’ Digital Literature Prize for “Little Emperor Syndrome”. Awarded to an exceptional work of transmedia or digital literature showcasing innovation in storytelling, it is the richest prize of its kind in the world.

William Wilson (1995)
On Tuesday 20 November, William was elected president of the AgForce Cattle board. He has been on the AgForce Cattle board for four years and has been vice-president since 2016.

Noelis Rheault (2003)
Noelis undertook three 100km trail ultra marathons and a number of other 50km+ events throughout 2018. He won two of these 100km running events (Glasshouse 100 and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) and finished 9th in the Australian Long Course Championships at Blackall 100 in October.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay safe!

 

Time Is On Your Side!

Owing to the success of the sale of all 100 Limited Edition OBA Centenary Watches, the OBA Committee have again commissioned Adina Watches to create …

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Owing to the success of the sale of all 100 Limited Edition OBA Centenary Watches, the OBA Committee have again commissioned Adina Watches to create this beautiful bespoke timepiece. Whilst it doesn’t carry the OBA centenary logo, it does exhibit all the features and functionalities of the limited edition watch. It is beautifully presented in a timber presentation box boasting a stylish new design. If you would like to purchase one of these premium timepieces, which has been designed and hand finished, then please click here. Purchase price is $500.

Celebrating 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys

A Pictorial History of Churchie, commissioned by the Old Boys’ Association, celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. It is selling fast, so click here to order online and secure …

A Pictorial History of Churchie
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A Pictorial History of Churchie, commissioned by the Old Boys’ Association, celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. It is selling fast, so click here to order online and secure your copy now for only $50 (plus $5 if postage is required). When ordering, please indicate your preferred method of collection. To see if you feature in this centenary publication, then please click here to view the Index.

Reconnect with your mates!

The Churchie Business Network (CBN) is an online platform that provides all Old Boys with the opportunity to reconnect with each other, list businesses, job …

Churchie Business Network
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The Churchie Business Network (CBN) is an online platform that provides all Old Boys with the opportunity to reconnect with each other, list businesses, job search (either as an employer or employee) and also register for tutoring and/or mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee). To set up your profile and register your business on the CBN is absolutely free. If you would like to join over 1,600 Old Boys who have already done so, then please click here.

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Useful Links

For ease of reference and access, here are some links that will take you directly to frequently viewed pages on the Old Boys website. Vale …

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2018 OBA Christmas Drinks

To celebrate the end of another year and the start of the festive season, all Churchie Old Boys are invited to the 2018 OBA Christmas …

Old Boys Christmas Drinks
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2018 OBA Christmas Drinks

To celebrate the end of another year and the start of the festive season, all Churchie Old Boys are invited to the 2018 OBA Christmas Drinks to be held from 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday 13 December at Friday’s Riverside. Get a group together and join us for what is always a fantastic evening.

Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament 2018

On Saturday 15 December, the second Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament will be held at the David Turbayne Tennis Centre. Meet and have the chance to …

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Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament 2018

On Saturday 15 December, the second Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament will be held at the David Turbayne Tennis Centre. Meet and have the chance to play with tennis professionals, Old Boys John Millman (2006) and Colin Sinclair (2012), as well as Churchie’s Director of Tennis, Ian Malpass. This event is open to the whole Churchie community, so current students, parents (past and present), staff (past and present) and Old Boys are all invited to play and compete for the John Millman Shield. It is encouraged that at least one player from each doubles pairing is either a Churchie Old Boy or current Churchie student.

Starting at 2 pm and finishing at 5 pm, this is a fantastic opportunity to play some social tennis and make new connections. The format for the day will be 24 doubles teams competing in a round robin format. Numerous raffles will be held throughout the afternoon. There will also be a sausage sizzle for players and spectators. Registration fee per player is $50, so if you’re interested in participating then please click here to register. Alternatively, if you simply wish to come and spectate we look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great event.

This year we welcome Your Tennis Mate (YTM) as our event sponsor. This exciting new online platform is an initiative of Old Boy Federico Keil (2012) and his business partner Charl Van Den Berg. YTM allows tennis players of any standard to view court locations and availability anywhere in Australia based on ‘real-time’ and easily book a court or service offering.

 

Photo Gallery

To view photos from the recent events and cohort reunions, please click on the relevant links below. Annual Lunch – 1958 cohort Thursday 29 November …

Photo Gallery
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