Quarterly Get-together in Sydney

The Sydney crew gathered in Sydney today for our quarterly chat at the class ordained watering hole, Club York. Apart from many others celebrating Paddy’s day it was also the day that John McNamara chose to visit the big smoke. No better reason to get together.
This year we welcome the Sydney members of the class of 68 who reside in NSW.

L to R
Front: Allan,  Duncan, Paddy, Peter
Rear: David Taylor 68, Peter Lawrence 68/69, Gerry, Don, Bert Flynn 68, John Mac, Rowen, Dave, Steve, Peter. Not in photo John (Blue) Gallagher 68

Although it wasn’t intended the wallpaper in the background makes it appear as though we are in a bunker spinning warries.

(Editor’s Note: That would never happen, would it?)

Catch Up for Lunch Brisbane 23 Feb 2023

It was a very good turn out for lunch on Thursday. Around this table were Graham Huggins, John McNamara, John and Jacqui Black, Helen Teys, Murray and Judy Smith, Gail Huggins, Barb Callan and Peter Teys.

On the other table were Phil and Chris Newman, Kevin and Jan Loughrey, Jon Mander-Jones, Maurie Meecham and Rod Wallace. A very good turn out even after a couple of late cancellations.

So good to see some cross border migration for lunch with Jan and Kevin Loughrey up from Ballina but also a first time for Murray and Judy Smith up here from Coffs Harbour – good effort indeed!

The next catch up is planned for May on the Gold Coast at a venue of John Black’s choosing. So any Mexicans and other assorted travellers from down south, plan accordingly and join us.

Memo to all – get the cameras out earlier in the lunch next time!


SE Qld/Nth NSW Lunch 7 Sep

Message from Maurie Meecham,

David and Trish Cran are passing through Brisbane so I thought it would be a good opportunity for our next lunch. Mac is away that week so I will coord the day.

David is on the organising committee for the Reunion in December so it will be a good opportunity to ask him any questions and to provide feedback on what is already published. 

In view of the success of the last lunch at The Ship Inn (Southbank), we will meet there again at 12:30hrs on Wednesday 7th September. Meals and drinks are ordered individually over the bar and I will organise an area for us to sit together as we did last time.

Hope you all can make it. 

Please RSVP to my email, not the website, by the end of the month so I can estimate numbers.


Maurie Meecham

Mob: 0418 761 944

Email: mauriemeecham@gmail.com

Upcoming Social Gatherings

Classmates in SE QLD, Sydney and Canberra are meeting for lunch in June/July. Anyone who might be travelling through is very, very welcome to join in. Details are below.

The Sydney gathering will be on Thursday 23 June at:

Club York
95-99 York St
(Just North West of the QVB)

Lunch commencing at 1200. All classmates are more than welcome. June is normally our mid-year event with partners although not organised as such partners would still be welcome.

The  SEQLD/NNSW lunch is on Wednesday 6 July at:

The Ship Inn,

Lunch starts at 12:30pm.  Partners are most welcome, as are inter-state visitors.
Please RSVP to John McNamara, Mob: 0411 285 206

The Canberra lunch is on Tuesday 28 June at:

The Duxton 
MacPherson St, O’Connor

Meet at midday.  Spouses/partners and visitors most welcome.
Let Kym MacMillan know if you intend to attend.