Thank you to a Class with Class

The 50th anniversary of the graduation year of the Class of 1969 – 1972 is over. And what a celebration it was over six days! Needless to say, the success of the event was a team effort, not just in the planning but in the execution. 

The planning team – all volunteers despite the benefit of sound advice and experience to the contrary – could not have put together and delivered the program without significant help from many. We have been more than adequately thanked for our efforts: we would like to record our heartfelt thanks to:

  • Tony McKenna for ‘The Book’;
  • Paddy Cullinan, for picking up and organizing the ‘Return to Araluen’;
  • Brian Chalmers for preparing the Memorial Service and then delivering it. Thanks also to Rowan Tracey for his contribution to the Service;
  • John McNamara for his detailed planning and then smooth conducting of our Monday night dinner, and for his segment of ‘This is your life’;
  • John’s interviewees: Jon Mander-Jones, Tony McLeod, Geoff Hay and Brenda Elliott;
  • Paddy Ryan for his perspicacious and humorous interviews of some of our Class characters; 
  • Paddy’s interlocutors Tom Cobley, Pat Cullinan, Don Muirhead and Jan Loughrey; and 
  • The presenters of the toasts: Brian Chalmers, Rowan Tracey, Peter Teys and Maurie Meecham.

A ‘Thank you’ has been sent to RMC Protocol, Bob Crawshaw, representing the RMC Tour guides, the RMC Museum Manager, and the events manager at The Rex.

And lastly, a sincere Thank You to all who attended the anniversary celebrations – classmates and partners. Without doubt it was the manner in which all participated that made the program enjoyable for all and therefore special. Indeed a ‘Class with class.’

Mates forever

Steve, Warwick, Kym and David

5 thoughts on “Thank you to a Class with Class

  1. Great summation Dave,

    There is still much to thank you and the committee for. It was a really important moment in our lives and it needed to be organised well – and it was. I mentioned us being in the 7th Age of our lives (Shakespeare) . Not sure whether everybody got it.

    We are all in debt to you. Many thanks,

    Rowan

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  2. As with the organizing, so with the postscript. Very well done indeed by all who volunteered (or otherwise) to participate in putting the show together. To gather a group so scattered and to coordinate so seamlessly such a series of events indeed displays real “class”. And to think that 3-Jack were liberally in the mix makes it all the more a wonder to behold. Well done. Postscript: I too brought home a non-friend, Covid; I pen this from the splendor of isolation. Oh joy

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