North American OWs Host Virtual Happy Hour
Whitgift’s New York Ambassadors; David Drinkwater, OW (1976-83) and Shahnawaz Malik, OW (1995-03) hosted a virtual happy hour for OWs across North America.
Video messages from the Headmaster, Senior Deputy and Director of Development touched on the successes at Whitgift since New York’s inaugural dinner in 2019.
Twenty OWs were in attendance (see table). The group shared memories of their time at Whitgift and built new connections. Don Wright, OW (1946-51) shared stories of his time at Whitgift under Headmaster Geoffrey Marlar and younger Whitgiftians told the group of the School’s sporting success in recent years.
Bonded through their experiences at Whitgift, a number of socially distanced meet-ups were arranged in Colorado, New York and North Carolina.
In the early stages of building an OW USA network, the group look forward to future gatherings and are looking forward to the next virtual event in the Spring.