16 October 2017

New Vision, Mission and Values

It's a busy time for Old Scotch Collegians, as your alumni association continues to develop its reach and activities.

We are very proud to be publicly launching OSC's new Mission, Vision and Values in this month's Clan magazine. The Committee has put a lot of work into this project. The result, which culminates in the OSC's Vision of being "A Community For Life" is not just words. It lies at the centre of an important set of principles that will guide the association in the years to come. Look out for a full introduction in the Clan. I hope you will agree that the definition of our Mission, Vision and Values will serve as an operational compass for the organisation, and empower it to work with the entire school community in a meaningful and fully engaged way.

We're looking forward to some great OSC events as well.

The College Cup inter-school old boys' sailing regatta was held on Sunday 5th May. It kicked of at Freshie at [8.30am] and the "Bull's and "Colt's" were out in force as always it was a fantastic day on the water, with unashamed rivalry between each college's boats only overshadowed by the important "Best Dressed Team" award! Scotch finished a credible third place, having the wind stolen from us by Christ Church who won the overall event for the second year running. However we did win the "Best Mascot" award with a Piper on the back of Kim Gamble's spectator boat. Thanks to all who supported the event including OSCs - Peter Barblett, Kim Gamble and Jim Stevenson.

Our annual Senior's Lunch continues to grow in popularity, with over 100 RSVP's at the time of writing (but room for more). This event will be held at the School Dining Room on 10th May, and along with the opportunity for some shared memories and fellowship, OSC's will hear from Dr O'Connell on his vision for the school, his fantastic recent trip to the USA with our spectacular Pipe Band, and importantly, some thoughts on the evolution of the OSC as an organisation.

Just over the horizon is the OSC Wine Tasing at Swanbourne Cellars, scheduled for 23 July. Tickets are limited for this popular event. This year, our hosts will be showcasing OSC winemaker Hunter Smith's fabulous Frankland River Estate wines, and in the convivial surrounds of the Swanny Cellars, there'll be plenty of good cheer. Book early, and bring an OSC friend.

If you're interested in any of the above, please contact OSC's tireless Manager, Lance Quartermain on 9383 6849].

I look forward to seeing you at one of these OSC events.

Regards

Michael Silbert ('79)

President OSC