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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.
Happy Birthday Riverview!Posted: Thursday, 13 February 2014Posted: Thursday, 13 February 2014Yesterday, Riverview turned 134!
On Thursday 12 February, 1880, brothers Thomas and Arthur Moore walked up the stone stairs leading from the wharf (they’re still there, at the bottom of the Rose Garden and are known as Whitfield’s stairs), along the paths and up to the old stone cottage, to be greeted by Fr Joseph Dalton SJ, Riverview’s first Rector. The boys were accompanied by an anxious escort of mother and various aunts. By the end of June, there were 19 boys enrolled at Riverview.
And so, Riverview began, perhaps appropriately on 12 February which was Father Dalton’s sixty third birthday.
Raise a glass to celebrate our 134th birthday!
David Loneragan's (OR2007) maiden flightPosted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014David Loneragan (OR2007) – 2nd Officer Cathay Pacific
The photo has David standing beside the Boeing 777-200 at Kingsford Smith Airport be co-piloted on his maiden flight from Hong Kong to Sydney over the 2014 Australia Day long weekend.
David will undertake a further test flight to Madras in India and once passed and completed will then be presented his “Wings” as an official Cathay Pacific full-time Pilot working from Hong Kong.
The Punch, Loneragan & Riverview family are all very proud of this achievements and we wish him all the best in his chosen career as an aviator and pilot for Cathay Pacific.
Mr Kevin Charles CROKER Receives OAMPosted: Tuesday, 28 January 2014Posted: Tuesday, 28 January 2014Congratulations to Kevin Croker (OR1968) who was recognised for his work for the Catholic Church in the Australia Day 2014 Honour List. He received a medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division.
The award relates to Kevin's work on behalf of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, particularly in recent years where he has been responsible for the care of retired priests from that diocese. He has also given outstanding service for many years and in various roles to the Carmelite sisters based at the Red Hill monastery in Canberra.
Mr Kevin Charles CROKER, 7 Langridge Street, Wanniassa ACT 2903
For Service to the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
Manager, Clergy Support Services, Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, since 2002; employed in a variety of roles including Chief Clerk, 1989-2002. Secretary, Clergy Retirement Foundation (formerly Sick and Retired Priests Fund), since 1993. Secretary, Clergy Care Board Chairman Finance Committee, Carmelite Monastery, Red Hill, since 1974; Coordinator, Annual Fete, since 1974; President, Men's Committee, since 2000. Member, Council for Clergy Life and Ministry, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, since 2006.
Awards/recognition include: Benemerenti Papal Award, 2004
The Australia Day 2014 Honours Lists and biographical notes of award winners can be viewed at:
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.