It’s a cold Winter’s Sunday morning at 11am and for just a brief moment you recall those wonderful moments of Sunday League football with the Old Bordenian FC. You may even have tried to outlast your boots and played with the veterans team or, in one last attempt to control the waistline, played with the 5 a side team.
This year's Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 5th March. The guest speaker this year will be Old Boy Stephen Bedelle who is a veteran of the Falklands Conflict and who served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy for more than 40 years. Full details and how to book your place are contained in this document: Dinner_Invitation_-_2016.pdf. Please book by Saturday 20th February.
As many of you may know, Ken Sears (who died last autumn) was very closely involved with St. George's Memorial Church at Ypres ; he was a Friend of St George's, edited their monthly magazine and led many annual pilgrimages there. As a tribute to him and because we felt it was a worthy thing to do anyway, the Association has arranged for the erection of a brass plaque in the Church commemorating those Old Bordenians who were killed in WW1.
Update - a report on the Annual Dinner will be updated shortly. Watch this space!
This year we are changing the way that we notify Old Boys about the Dinner:-
1. Emails will be sent to all OBA members where we hold your email address.
2. Letters will only be sent to those Old Boys, who are members of the OBA, who have attended the last two dinners.
3. A Dinner Letter is available to download on this website.
In the past an invitation letter has been sent to all OBA members but taking into account that the majority do not attend the Dinner, this has been a considerable cost to the Association which will now be saved.
Our aim for future Dinners is to switch across to electronic notification as quickly as we are able.
To download the letter: Dinnerletter2015.pdf
Old Boys will come together for an evening of convivial enjoyment on Saturday 22 March 2014 for the annual OBA dinner, taking place at UK Paper Clubhouse in Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne. Tickets are £22.50. This year’s guest speaker is Leslie Olive, a former BGS music master who is now a professional conductor of some of the UK’s leading orchestras. We shall also be joined for the first time by Jonathan Hopkins, our new President and head teacher at Borden Grammar School. Download the attached dinner invitation for full details and ticket application instructions. Click here for OBA Dinner Invitation 2014
30 March 2019 - Annual Reunion Dinner - 6pm - Borden Grammar School