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Welcome to the new OIU Website! This is the new one-stop-shop for keeping up to date with the latest news from the OIU, updating your bio and contact details; signing up for volunteering opportunities, and interacting with your classmates. We hope that you will share where you've been, what you are up to and what you're interested in. We encourage you to talk to each other, to engage with each other, and hope you enjoy using the new Old Ignatians' Online Community!Logging in is easy!
If you are currently registered with the OIU, simply log in using your email address and your auto-generated password. If you are unsure about your password, but know the email address you registered with, simply follow the reset password prompts.
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Welcome to the Class of 2014. The OIU wishes you well in your upcoming HSC exams.
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.Latest News
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962-2014Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962-2014Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962 - 2014
It is with great sadness that the Collins family advise of the death of Matt (0R 79) in London on August 10, 2014. After a three year battle with the asbestos related disease Mesothelioma, Matt finally and very bravely succumbed whilst undergoing treatment at a private hospital in London. This was the very same disease that took our father, Patrick Collins (OR 51) in 2007.
When we think of his life, it can truly be said that Matt was a man who somehow crammed several lives into just 52 years. He was a licensed electrical tradesman, professional engineer and MBA qualified businessman. Fluent in two languages and conversant with several others; Matt worked, sailed, motorcycled, skied and lived across three continents and in many a far flung corner of the world. He worked with the very best in his profession and cut the mustard. Having embraced his life, he somehow had the strength and presence to observe his own death. Matt carried a wonderful spirit, gave us a beautiful friendship and when facing death was magnanimous and courageous beyond belief. With us forever, Matt is survived by his loving wife Iman and children Serena, Charlie, Liam and little Malik.
Resting in the arms of the Lord.
Help Needed—Indian Bazaar Wine AuctionPosted: Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Help Needed—Indian Bazaar Wine AuctionPosted: Wednesday, 6 August 2014This year’s Indian Bazaar will take place at Riverview on Saturday 13 September. The OIU is the main supporter of the Wine Auction, held at the Bazaar every year. OIU President Tim Gavan and our Wine Auctioneer would be most grateful for any wine donations for this year’s stall and most worthy cause from parents, friends of Jesuit Mission and Old Boys.
Donations can be delivered to the Jesuit Mission office, 31 West Street, North Sydney, (9955 8585) or at Paul Brogan’s home, very close to the College at 12 Mooramba Avenue, Riverview (9428 4958) by Monday 8 September.
All donations will be acknowledged in the auction catalogue. For more information or enquiries contact Paul Brogan email@example.com
Request for Information from North Shore Rowing ClubPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Request for Information from North Shore Rowing ClubPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014Seeking information relating to North Shore Rowing Club members who served in World War 1
2015 is the Centenary of Gallipoli and the NSRC is doing its bit by researching the history of club members who served and are recorded on the clubs Memorial Honour Roll. The Roll lists 75 servicemen and so far it has been established that 12 were decorated, 22 were officers and 26 (or 40%) were killed in action.
There are only a handful of these members who’s story has been documented beyond the official records. The club would like to hear from any descendants or relatives who can expand on the war service or give details of their subsequent life and hopefully provide images.
The NSRC commenced in 1879 and is the oldest sporting club on the North Shore. At the time of the war the club was located in Careening Cove, Kirribilli and it shifted to the current Longueville location in 1936. Records show members lived between Mosman and Hunters Hill and north and some attended Joeys, Riverview, Shore, Grammar and Sydney University.
The majority of members have been identified however the following 12 are still proving elusive: (no initial) Beddie, S. Emery (kia), H. C. Evans (kia), F. Harrison, F. Humhpries, J. Heron, C. H.Hudson , J. Hardman, V. G. Pitts-Jones, J. Power, H. T. Sullivan, H. Waters.
Details of the full list can be found at the following website NSRCww1.coutts.me , details can also be found on a Facebook page at NSRCww1FB.coutts.me or email Committee member Malcolm Coutts at NSRCww1@coutts.me
GPS Gold ChallengePosted: Wednesday, 18 June 2014
GPS Gold ChallengePosted: Wednesday, 18 June 2014GPS Gold Challenge
For the years 1981 and 1982
The GPS Gold Challenge brings together Old Boys from the nine GPS Schools who have just, or are about to, reach the milestone of 50 years of age to compete against one another across 9 disciplines - golf, shooting, rowing, tennis, touch rugby, cricket, athletics, swimming and, during the Closing Dinner, debating
The event is held at Riverview on the October long weekend (3rd and 4th ) and there is a dinner on the Saturday night with speeches and a debate from the best and brightest.
We would love for as many guys as possible to attend this event from years 81/82. Doesn’t matter how much or how little sport you will play on the day – just come along, catch up with your old school mates and enjoy plenty of laughs. Feedback from past participants confirms this as a truly memorable event. Don’t regret this once off opportunity – come along – it will be a blast!
Register at www.gpsgoldchallenge.com.au
For more information:
Michael McGrath 1981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Best 1981 email@example.com
Adam Cornell 1981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Rorke 1982 email@example.com
Tim Regan 1982 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Glascott 1982 email@example.com
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