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2018 Annual Dinner
November 23, 2018
This year’s Annual Dinner took place at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools’ Club. The black tie event, in the presence of KCJS Headmaster – Dr Gerard Silverlock, turned out to be an enjoyable evening. We look forward to 2019’s.
King’s Careers Fair
November 7, 2018
This year’s careers fair was held in the Great Hall on the 7th of November. The formal part of the evening ran from 7-8.30pm and brought together members of the Old King’s Club whom were interested in presenting. We had volunteers presenting careers in the following areas:
– Chartered Accounting/ CPA
– Computing, including cyber security
– Biomedical scientists
– Design Engineers
– Digital content industry
– Sports Industry
– The Arts – actors, artists, graphic artists, musicians, photographers, curators
– Sports Industry
– Marketing, including social media marketing
September 21, 2018
David Buckley (OK1980), Honorary Secretary, hosted autumn drinks for around 100 OKs at the Naval Club in Mayfair.
Old King’s Club v. Old Kingstonians Trophy
September 18, 2018
I’m pleased to report that we managed to retain the Old King’s Club v. Old Kingstonians trophy on 18 September by a score of 3-2. Quite an exciting day, as we were level until the end of the last match.
As the OKs remarked, this was the closest they have come to winning the trophy. It now has OKC as the winner for every year we have played for it since ints inception in 2013. In fact we have won the match with/without the trophy since we first met in 2010.
Individual results were:
Druckman and Phillips – Won 4 and 3
Taylor and Gregory – Lost 6 and 5 to a very fine performance by their captain, Richard Wickerson – no shame here!
Gems and Damon – Lost 2 and 1
Grover and Messent – Won by 2 holes
McGinn and Lovett – Won 4 and 2
/ Peter Taylor (OK 1961)
Surrey Schools Golf Societies Festival
July 5, 2018
This year’s competition was played at Bramley GC with a shot-gun start for the 72 players. The weather was beautiful being hot with a light breeze and the course was in fine condition despite not having seen any rain for ages. The star of our team was Lance Condon with 37 points, which made him runner up to the best score on the day of 42 – well played Lance. Jonathan Poole had a good round scoring 32 points but the other three, myself included, failed to get into the thirties.
The winning team was from the Old Tiffinians with 175 points from five players, which is a remarkable average of 35 points. Bramley provided an excellent lunch for us all and one of the organising team, Brian Collison, set up a bar tab for every player’s first drink -thank you very much Brian and Martin. The competition will be organised by the O T’s next year and the year after at a venue to be decided by them.
Graham Cox July 2018
KCS Lodge Supports the Wimbledon Guild
June 22, 2018
The Wimbledon Guild, the local charity that provides people in Merton with help and support in times of need, has linked up with King’s College School Lodge Number 4257.
KCS Lodge, an accredited activity of King’s College School’s Old King’s Club, has chosen Wimbledon Guild to be one of their non-masonic charities. Speaking about the partnership, Wendy Pridmore, chief executive, Wimbledon Guild, said: “Linking up with local organisations and companies is key to helping us in terms of raising awareness of our services, fundraising and increasing our volunteer base. Our services help people throughout the borough of Merton in a variety of ways, particularly assisting those who are lonely and isolated through our outreach team and befriending service. With over 120 activities a month we encourage people to get out-and-about and be part of new social groups and take up new pastimes. We also help many who are struggling to deal with everything that life can throw at us through our counselling services and bereavement support team. In addition, through our small grants programme we can help those in desperate need to purchase essential goods they cannot afford. Support from groups such as KCS Lodge is vital for us to continue to provide these services and we very much appreciate the support and help they will give us.”
Richard Criddle, a member of the KCS Lodge and Treasurer of the Old King’s Club, explained why they have chosen Wimbledon Guild as one of their supported charities: “The excellent community support and services run by the Wimbledon Guild resonate with Freemasons in Surrey – and in particular the members of King’s College School Lodge who are part of the local community and keen to do their bit through charitable giving and voluntary work. The Lodge is very proud to support the Wimbledon Guild wherever possible, and we hope this is just the beginning of our long-term patronage of their work.”