A night that spanned the ages -Old Boys Association, 2018 Dinner

Wednesday, 04th July 2018

220 Old Boys who graduated as recently as 2017 to as far back as 1949, filled the Langham Melbourne Ballroom. This night of celebration provided a wonderful opportunity for our school community to reunite.

The night commenced with a rousing rendition of the School Song, demonstrating that the skills acquired through participating in the House Choral Competition are lifelong.

Young entrepreneur and School Vice-Captain of the Class of 2003, Chris Edwards, provided an inspiring and immensely entertaining keynote presentation about his journey to build Melbourne’s leading suit tailor, Oscar Hunt. The take home message from Chris’s presentation was ‘fail as much as you can early on. The only condition is – ‘you can’t make the same mistake twice’. Chris was supported by a large group of family and school friends on the night.

A further highlight of the evening was the fierce auction bidding for a football jumper signed by every player from the 2017 Richmond Premiership Team. This jumper was donated by the most senior Old Boy at the event, Bill Meaklim OAM, from the Class of 1949. As Richmond Football Club historian Bill has spent much of his life documenting the history of the Richmond Football Club. He was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in 2017 for his decades of service to the club. The jumper raised over $2,500 on the night. He personally gathered signatures from all the players.

Old Boy and School historian, Dr Allan Gregory AM, summed up the evening perfectly, ‘I thought the night was excellent, the speaker was first-class, an excellent meal and a great atmosphere.  Great fundraising too’.

If you would like to see photos from the evening or hear about upcoming events, please visit the MHSOBA website.

We hope to see even more of you at the event next year.

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