Presidential Blog #77

Whitgift Open Gardens

Following a very supportive vote at the AGM, the Year began with a very first duty of a letter of condolence to the family of a very senior OW who had recently passed away.

Then it was out onto Big Side to watch the National Cup quarter final games with victories for the School 1stXV over Ivybridge and U15XV over Millfield and then later support the Chess Club in their win against the School enabling me to present the Leonard Barden cup to the hard working captain Nigel Callow.

Next a main committee meeting to discuss matters of state followed by sub-committee meetings of the WSPA and WSC and then up to Croham Road to help a prominent OW celebrate a special birthday before supporting the OWRFC 1st XV in their league game against Battersea Ironsides but with the Club flag at half-mast as a mark of respect for the passing of Ray Codd a former School rugby coach. Lastly back to the clubhouse Marlar Room for the AGM of the OWCC.

All the while working hard on the forthcoming Annual Dinner to which everyone is welcome!

Richard Blundell OW (1956-63)

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