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About the OIU
The Old Ignatians’ Union was officially established in 1897 with the aim of sustainaing and strengthening the connection Old Boys have with each other, and with the Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview.
Members can connect with eachother in various ways. There are Old Ignatians' Sports Clubs. Class and Country Reunions and the OIU Annual Dinner provide Old Boys with an opportunity to re-connect with lost classmates, continue long-lasting friendships, and make new ones. There are also opportunities for members to forge business connections and establish mentoring partnerships.
There are many ways for Old Boys to connect with the College, and it is hoped that this site will extend and enrich such connections. We welcome your participation, and thank you for your involvement in our association. For more information about any of the above activities please contact us.
In Memorian - Rick Randell OR73Posted: Tuesday, 26 November 2013Posted: Tuesday, 26 November 2013From Peter Baudish in Brisbane:
In Memoriam - Rick Randell OR '73
It is with a sad heart that I must let you know that one of our good mates from schooldays passed away in Brisbane today. For those of you who didn’t catchup with Rick at the reunion, or even if you did, you may not have known that he had been suffering from advanced bowel cancer for about 2 years. One of his goals this year was to make our 40th reunion. He made a huge effort to be there having just gotten out of hospital two weeks before. He did really have a good time that weekend and was so pleased he could make it and see you all.
He and Donna managed to go away in late October for two weeks on a “Reds Tour” led by Time Horan and Tony Shaw, which I understand didn’t have too much rugby but culminated in the England Australia test match at Twickenham, but Rick was given the royal treatment all the way. In Paris and London they met up with their four boys, and took in shows, and he had a great time.
He lived a good life. I will miss you my friend
The funeral is likely to be in Brisbane next Monday.
Postal Address for Donna is:
311 Mt Gravatt - Capalaba Rd,
Building relationships: the OIU Indigenous Mentoring CampPosted: Monday, 18 November 2013Posted: Monday, 18 November 201326 of our 33 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and approximately 25 men attended our Indigenous Mentor Camp last weekend. We all travelled in convoy to “Raineville” at O’Connor near Bathurst. This magnificent historical farm (circa 1820) is ideal for such a weekend. Many thanks to Annie and Glen Joseph for being our hosts.
Among the many highlights of the weekend:- All the boys can now ride a motor bike and drive a manual car.
- Swimming in the Fish River and the farm dam.
- Watching Dan Moran (OR86) score the ‘try of the century’ in touch footy – (he did take some bark off in the process – but “chicks dig scars”)
- Cooking sweet potatoes, damper and lamb in camp ovens at a fantastic bonfire on Saturday night.
- Listening to former Wallaby player, International coach and proud Aboriginal man, Jim Williams, speak to the boys about his challenges and successes and strategies for dealing with them.
The OIU Indigenous Mentor Program is about building community and relationships between our Indigenous students and mentors to assist the boys with their passage through Riverview and, more importantly, through their initial post-Riverview years. It is open to all – parents, old boys, friends, anyone interested in the quest for improving Indigenous education. If you are interested in joining our community please call John Allen (OR81) on 0411 02 95 95.
Jesuit Mission launches appeal for PhilippinesPosted: Monday, 18 November 2013Posted: Monday, 18 November 2013In response to the overwhelming disaster caused by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines, Jesuit Mission Australia has launched an appeal for funds to support the emergency relief work of the Philippine Jesuits. Details of JM’s appeal can be viewed on the Jesuit Mission website www.jesuitmission.org.au
Fr Mark Raper, the president of the Conference of Asia-Pacific Jesuits, writes:
The Philippine Jesuits are joining forces with massive relief efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda), the most powerful typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines. The scale of desperation and devastation is immense.
A team from the Jesuit social arm, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (Church in service of the Nation - SLB) sails today on a navy boat for the devastated areas of Leyte and Samar together with a Caritas Manila team and many supplies.
Yolanda left untold number of deaths in its wake and laid waste to entire cities and towns. Over 10,000 people have lost their lives. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported 2,900,000 families have been affected, some 24,000 houses damaged and major infrastructures devastated. Low lying cities and poor neighbourhoods were the most at risk.
Philippine Jesuit Provincial, Fr Antonio Moreno, said, “The country still reels from the Zamboanga City siege and the earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu a few weeks ago. Evacuees in those afflicted regions are still homeless, and yet now new cries arise from people suffering in other calamity-stricken areas”.
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) through its Director, Fr. Xavier C. Alpasa, S.J., is coordinating all our efforts to assist victims of Yolanda. In Australia, donations for the Philippines are being received at Jesuit Mission Australia. Go to http://www.jesuitmission.org.au/site/5/donations. Donations can be made online or by telephone, fax or post by credit card. Call +6129955 8585.