Message from the OSA Chair

Dear Alumni

With winter well set in and the rugby season now at an end, we look forward to an exciting second half of the year filled with great events and good times to be shared.

Our Lottery is well under way and tickets are selling across the board. With amazing prizes like a trip to next year’s Hong Kong 7’s or a wonderful trip to the Maldives or if you are a Saints’ parent, two years’ of schools fees paid for you. All of this for only R500 a ticket, with a limited number of tickets still available.

Some background history of the OSA Lottery, it is a way for us to raise funds to put back into the school, to assist with projects at the One and All and most importantly, to assist Alumni who may have fallen on hard times with their children at St Stithians. We have managed to assist a family recently and it fills us all with a sense of pride to be able to assist our community, but to do this, we need those who can assist to help make it happen. All the proceeds are channelled into the Old Stithian Trust and managed by the Trustees to ensure governance and dispersal follows strict protocols. If you would like more information, please let me know.

It is a great privilege for St Stithians to be hosting the Craven Week Tournament from the 17th- 22nd July, which promises to be an exciting week for all involved.

As many of you will see when you next visit the One & All Club, we are starting on our renovation projects. The first instalment is replacing the deck. A project which has been taken on to create more space and replace our current ageing deck. It has been a great experience working with Scott Sargent, an Old Stithian from 1995, who has very kindly given us a massive 50% discount on the hardwood products which we are using for the decking. A donation which was extremely generous and I would like to thank Scott and his team for putting their hands up and are willing to help out.

This is the first of a number of phases of renovations which we are doing to our building to make it even better than it already is. Once we have the final plans available, we will publish them for everyone to see.

Talking about getting better and Alumni being involved at the One & All Club, Gavin White (1994) will have his beer brewed, under Main Stream Brewery, on tap at the Higher Ground Restaurant from mid-July. It is always amazing to serve Alumni wines on the menu and now to have Alumni beer as well, is a great step for us.

If you want to get involved in one of these projects, please get in touch with me and let’s find out how we can have you involved.

Until I see you at the One & All Club.

Regards

Shaun Edmeston

Chair

Old Stithian Association and Old Stithian Trust

shaun@youcalled.co.za

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