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23/07/23 08:45 AM #1117    

 

Ken McLoughlin

Thanks James for hosting the gathering .  Keith summed the morning up perfectly .

Certainly a lovely house with the location to go with it .  Ian Brookes did well all those years ago making you aware of a special spot. 


31/07/23 09:05 AM #1118    

 

Keith Longworth

Last chance for payment for 50th Re-union and After Party is Friday 11 August 2023

It is now 3 months till the 50th re-union on Saturday 28 October at 6pm at Manly 16’ Skiff Club and the recovery barbeque on Sunday 29 October at Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving club at midday.

We are going to make final payment to both organisations in 2 weeks time so we all have this last chance to decide about coming along to one or both events.  The location at the Manly 16’ Skiff club is superb being on the water as is Narrabeen Surf Club with direct views of the surf.

 

 

On the Sunday after party Andrew Hoyle and Neil Morison will entertain us with some music.  Anyone who wants to bring along a musical instrument to join them is most welcome.  Please let Andrew know in advance and he can co-ordinate something with you.  Andrew can be contacted on 0414 184 856.

 

 

50 years seemed to have passed really fast so take this opportunity to re-connect to your old classmates.  Sadly, we have sadly lost some of our classmates recently and one day it might be too late.  But now it is not too late, so make the effort, you will be pleasantly surprised what an enjoyable group of people we have matured into.

The attendance list below has been checked against bank receipts.  If however you believe your payment has been missed please contact me by phone 0417 277 112 or email keithrlongworth@gmail.com  (don’t forget the “r”)

The final date for receipt of monies is Friday 11 August.  Payment can be made to our class bank account.  

 

Account Name           

NSBHS1973

BSB 

062225

Account#                   

10305625

Reference

Your name

 

 

50th reunion

After-Party

Both Events

1 person

$99

$49

$148

2 persons

$198

$98

$296

  

Full list of attendees is on the Home Page

 


06/08/23 06:43 PM #1119    

 

James Daniel

   

With the 50th Anniversary  Events ~ three months away and as we are moving into the finalising mode ,( this Friday11th August is the last chance ). Here is a way to contact those class mates you have not seen since school and having difficulty in contacting  ; send them  a  personal message from the NSBHS73 website mail.  

 

  Just check the home page and maybe they are already on the attending and paid list , if not the NSBHS73 mail service is a way to contact classmates and make sure they come along šŸ˜Š

 

1 Hit the Mail Icon , top  right   then 

2.Enter  First or Last Name or display all classmates , 

 

Re names that  have  ( has not joined ) next to their names  please contact  by  other means   

    

 


08/08/23 09:53 AM #1120    

 

James Daniel

Further to post 1119 , to find the list of who is attending the 50th Reunion events  you have to scroll to the bottom of the home page smiley


13/08/23 10:17 AM #1121    

 

Keith Longworth

Fantastic response for 50th Re-union 87 attendees & After party 55.

The final numbers are in for the reunion with 87 attending the 50th Re-union and 55 coming along to the after party.  In the last week there has been a burst of enthusiasm which took the numbers to the high point we had hoped for.

Four of our favourite teachers Bernie Newsom, Greg Bell, Julie and Kelvin Ward are coming along.  We have 4 expat classmates flying in for the re-union Jim Marjoram (New Zealand) and Bill McCallum, Geoff Saunders and Mary Sonnenberg (USA ) which is truely impressive.  Classmates are coming from all over Australia - Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, Rural NSW and of course Sydney.  It will be a really fun night and we are lining up speakers (from our classmates) to talk over dinner. More announcements on this later,

Many thanks to those on the Committee (James Daniel, Bill Lyons, Andrew Hoyle, Adrian Graham, Colin Cussel, Ken McLoughlin, Keith Longworth) who have put in so much effort to make this event happen.  And thanks to those who rang up their mates to remind them to come along.

It will now have to be by special arrangement for any classmates that change their mind and want to attend.  Please contact Keith Longworth 0417 277 112 or keithrlongworth@gmail.com to see what can be arranged.

 

 

 

First Name Surname 50th re-union (Sat) After Party (Sun) Updated
Enzo Andreano 1   new
Bruce  Batterham 2 1  
Geoff Baxter 1 1  
Greg Bell (teacher) 1   new
Alan Bensoussan 1 1  
Geoff Boulton 2 2  
Rob Brittain 1   new
Ian Carragher 2 2  
Greg Clark 2 1 new
Russell Codling 1 1 new
Tim Connell 1 2  
Andrew Crooks 1    
Greg Crowe 1    
Colin Cussel 1 1  
James Daniel 2 2  
Stephen Dickinson 1    
Michael  Dodd 1    
Paul Fookes 2 2  
Laurie Foy 1    
Steve Gellert 1    
Graham Gibbs 1 1 new
Brian Goodall 1 1 new
Adrian Graham 2 2  
Brett Hannaford 1 1  
Raoul Hawkins 1 1  
Andrew Hoyle 2 2 new
Noel Hutley 1   new
David Ivers 1 1  
Peter Jewkes 1    
Geoff Jones 1    
Ray Jones 2 1 new
Rod Leonarder 1 1  
Keith Longworth 2 2  
Steve Lowndes 1 1  
Bill Lyons 1 1  
Jim Marjoram 1 1  
Norm Matheson 1 1  
George Mavros 2   new
Bill McCallum 1 1  
Ken McLoughlin 1 1  
Grant Mitchell 1 1  
David Morgan 1    
Neale Morison 1 1  
Ken Morrey   1 new
Chris Moyes 1 1 new
Bernie Newsom (teacher) 1   new
Paul O'Donnell 2   new
George Petrou 1 1  
David Rankin 1    
Michael  Rayner 1 1  
Stephen Richardson 1    
Alan Rousselot 1    
Geoff Saunders 1 1 new
Tony Schlosser 2    
Gary Seaton 1 1  
Peter Sheldon 1 1  
Garbis Simonian 1    
George Smith 1 1 new
David Snell 2 2 new
Marty Sonnenberg 1 1 new
Colin Spearman 1    
David Spence 2 2  
Anthony Spencer 1   new
Morten Storaker 2 2  
Mark Walsh 1    
Kelvin Ward 1    
Julie Ward 1    
Neil Warren 1   new
Bruce  Watson 1    
Tony  Weston 2 2  
Glen Winslade 1 1  
  Total 87 55  

     Last updated: 12 August 2023


25/08/23 03:32 PM #1122    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Jim Marjoram

 

 

 

 


25/08/23 03:37 PM #1123    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Morten Storaker

 

 


25/08/23 03:39 PM #1124    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Bill Lyons

 


28/08/23 09:01 PM #1125    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Keith Longworth

 

 

 


04/09/23 11:27 PM #1126    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Ian Carragher

 

 


04/09/23 11:36 PM #1127    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Michael Rayner

 


05/09/23 06:37 PM #1128    

 

Keith Longworth

OLD FALCONIANS UNION DINNER

Please find attached details of the Old Falconians held at the school on the 15 September 2023.  

Your Invitation to

FALCONIANS’ DINNER
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023
A.F. HENRY HALL
NORTH SYDNEY BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL

Meet at 6:30pm for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles

Join us for a welcome return back to the School for the annual gathering of the Falconian flock –
the perfect opportunity to catch up with your mates, make some new ones and remember our
great days at Falcon Street.


Guest speaker will be Dr Vafa Ghazavi (School Captain 2002). Political philosopher, public policy
strategist, former diplomat, political adviser, Oxford and Harvard graduate, Fulbright and Monash
scholar, Vafa is currently Executive Director for Research and Policy at the James Martin Institute
for Public Policy. His talk promises to be immensely stimulating and enlightening.

 

We’ll also have an introduction session with the new Principal, Brian Ferguson.
Featuring:
ļ‚· Delicious 2 course meal followed by tea/coffee
ļ‚· Refreshments for 4 hours, including quality wines, beer and soft drinks.
ļ‚· The famous OFU Raffle
ļ‚· Tables of 10 to catch up with your fellow Falconians

A SUPERB NIGHT OF CELEBRATION - DON’T MISS OUT!

2023 FALCONIANS’ DINNER
BOOKING FORM

To book your ticket/s, return this completed form to ofu.nsb@gmail.com or mail to:

OFU 28 Raeburn Avenue Castlecrag 2068

PLEASE NOTE – Strictly no bookings can be accepted after 12 September.

Enquiries to Tim Donahoo, Acting OFU President on 0434 184 482

Booking for _____ ticket/s @ $105 each (includes meal with all beverages)
Booking for _____ ticket/s @ $115 each (non OFU members)
(Tables of ten)

NAME/S (please print) _________________________________________________Phone ____________________

I would like to be seated with colleagues from the Year of ________ I left N.S.B.H.S. in (year) ______________

Vegetarian meal/other dietary requirements (please specify) ________________________________________

I wish to pay by cheque. My cheque for $ _____________ is enclosed (payable to Old Falconians Union Inc.)

I have paid $ __________ by Direct Deposit

BSB: 062 002 Account Number: 0090 1135 Account Name: Old Falconians Union
Reference: DIN followed by your initial, surname, year of leaving NSBHS e.g. DIN N.Hunt 1972

I wish to pay by Mastercard Visa (Note – No American Express or Diners)

Expiry _____/_____ Amount $ ________

Signature ______________________________________________ Date __________________________
Name on card (please print) ______________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________ Phone ___________________
email address _________________________________________________________________________


05/09/23 09:19 PM #1129    

 

James Daniel

School Tour Friday 27th October   (The day before the 50th Anniversary Re-union Dinner at Manly)  Please advise if you plan to attend . 

The Principal of North Sydney Boys High School, Mr Brian Ferguson, has personally offered to take the Class of 1973 Students on a School Tour on Friday 27th October. 

 

Details 

Time:  3.20pm for a 3.30pm start. Estimated duration ~ 45 Minutes. 

Date:   Friday 27th October. 

Meeting place:  B Quad 

Enter via the pedestrian gate on Falcon St, it leads directly to B Quad, between the Hall and B Block.   

To assist with logistics , we need to know if you plan to attend. 

If you are attending, please send an email to myself  jmtdaniel10@gmail.com


07/09/23 10:18 AM #1130    

 

Keith Longworth

Negotiated 8 Additional Spots for 50th Re-union 

Good news is we had a meeting with Manly 16' Skiff club on Tuesday (Bill Lyons, James Daniel, Ken McLouglin & myself) and they agreed to lift our maximum numbers to 98 persons as well as giving us additional space at the end of the venue.  The absolute final date for payment for the last spots at the 50th Re-union is now the 28th of September, one full month before the big event. 

One of the 8 additional spots has been already reserved by Alan Rassaby who is trying to work out flights from Europe where he lives so he can attend the event.  It is going to be a fantastic night and we have arranged 3 dinner speakers, all from our class who should be wonderfully entertaining.  Hint: The keynote speaker is an internationally renowned architect from our class. Full disclosure on who they are and the topics will be revealed shortly.

 

Seating arrangement 50th Re-union

For the Sunday after party Andrew Hoyle will be joined fellow muscians and classmates Neale Morison, Raoul Hawkins and Simon Fraser to entertain us while we continue the partying.  A special singing group, the Falconettes have been formed to join them (Andrews wife Sue & a family friend who both have delightful voices).  There are no constraints for additional attendees for the after party at Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club on the Sunday as we have booked the entire venue.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come along and catch up with your old school mates and have a great time.  When the last spaces are gone, they are gone so decide quick.  For payment details see home page


11/09/23 08:44 AM #1131    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Alan Feldman

 

 

 

 


11/09/23 08:46 AM #1132    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Bruce Butler

 

 


21/09/23 08:41 AM #1133    

 

Keith Longworth

 

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Paul O'Donnell

 

 

 


26/09/23 12:21 PM #1134    

 

Bill Lyons

Do you Have Specific Dietary Requirements? Please let me know via email (billyons01@gmail.com) or DM (0412 449310).

I am looking after catering for our upcoming 50-year Reunion Dinner on 28th October and the "Recovery" BBQ Lunch on 29th October, so if you need say vegan or other types of meals just let me know and I will organise it for you with our respective catering teams. 
....Bill

 


26/09/23 09:40 PM #1135    

Fred Pollak

After 50 years I caught up with Stephen Hayles in Beudesert and a great day that both us didn't want to end.

 

 


26/09/23 10:47 PM #1136    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - James Daniel

 

 


26/09/23 10:49 PM #1137    

 

Keith Longworth

Photos (2 of 10) for 50th Re-union - Ken McLoughlin

 

 


27/09/23 12:24 AM #1138    

 

Keith Longworth

Main Dinner Speaker 50th Reunion - Michael Rayner

For the main dinner speaker we are pleased to have invited internationally renowned architect Michael Rayner who is one of our classmates to talk.

 

Have you ever wondered how those magnificent buildings such as Queensland Performing Arts Centre or the National Maritime Museum of China get creatively designed and built.  Well come along to the 50th Re-union and find out because Michael led the architectural teams who created them.

 

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

 

National Maritime Museum of China

 

Michael has also had the unfortunate experience of twice being of victim of the Brisbane river floods that caused significant damage to his house.  He will give insights into what he learned from the experience and the helpfulness of friends, family and community.

 

Michael's unexpected swimming pool connected to the Brisbane river

 

Michael’s list of achievements is a mile (1.6km) long and includes being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011 for his services to architecture.  You can read his many of his accomplishments at https://blightrayner.com.au/team/michael-rayner-am/

Other speakers on the night will be Keith Longworth giving a Welcome speech and James Daniel a closing talk on all the activities that have and are being organised for NSBHS1973.

Bill Lyons will give a welcome speech at the After Party barbeque on the Sunday and a recap of the night before at the reunion


27/09/23 07:18 PM #1139    

 

Stephen Dickinson (Dickinson)

Despite being on the tasting panel of Cascade Brewery last century I trust there will be available good quality red wine to suit my mature dietary requirements 


27/09/23 08:57 PM #1140    

 

Keith Longworth

Hi Stephen

The quality red wine diet seems to be very popular with our cohort. I am sure your exacting dietary requirements should be able to be met.


28/09/23 07:48 PM #1141    

 

Keith Longworth

Final Numbers - 93 Re-Union, 61 After party

Fantastic response to the 50th Re-union with 93 attending and 61 for the next day after party.  The 50th Re-union commences at 6pm on Saturday 28 October 2023 at the Manly 16' Skiff Club and the After Party on Sunday 29 October at midday.

The first Zoom planning session was held on the 23 May 2021 where there was discussion where and when we would have the re-union.  Democracy in action and a online vote resulted in the selection of the Manly 16' Skiff Club.  There was some funny reactions from event planners when in the middle of Covid-19 we said we wanted to book an event more than 2 years out and we were confident that  we could get more than 80+ people to attend.

Well we have, and thank you to all your support for what will be a great night and next day celebration.  A special thank you for those that fronted the money more than a year out so we could make the deposit and be sure that minimum numbers could be achieved.

The idea of having a after party at the Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club with our musical classmates evolved later.  The talented musical lineup will be Andrew Hoyle,  Neale Morison, Raoul Hawkins, Simon Fraser, the Falconettes (Andrew's wife Sue and a friend) plus a guest drummer.

 

First Planning Meeting - 23 May 2021

 

There was a core group of classmates who came along to almost every planning session and have done the bulk of the work to make the re-union and after party happen.  So a BIG thank you to Bill Lyons, James Daniel, Andrew Hoyle, Colin Cussel, Ken McLoughlin, Adrian Graham & Keith Longworth.

 

 

The Core Group

 

First Name Surname School Tour (Fri) 50th re-union (Sat) After Party (Sun) Photos Sent
Enzo Andreano   1    
Bruce  Batterham   2 1  
Geoff Baxter   1 1  
Greg Bell (teacher)   1    
Alan Bensoussan   1 1  
Geoff Boulton   2 2  
Rob Brittain   1    
Bruce  Butler   1   10
Ian Carragher   2 2 10
Greg Clark   2 1  
Russell Codling   1 1  
Tim Connell   1 2  
Andrew Crooks 1 1    
Greg Crowe   1    
Colin Cussel   1 1  
James Daniel 1 2 2 10
Stephen Dickinson   1    
Michael  Dodd   1    
David Feather   1    
Alan Feldman   1 1 10
Paul Fookes   2 2  
Laurie Foy   1    
Simon Fraser   1 2  
Steve Gellert   1    
Graham Gibbs   1 1  
Brian Goodall   1 1  
Adrian Graham   2 2  
Brett Hannaford   1 1  
Raoul Hawkins   1 1  
Andrew Hoyle   1 3  
Noel Hutley   1    
David Ivers   1 1  
Peter Jewkes   1    
Geoff Jones   1    
Ray Jones   2 1  
Rod Leonarder   1 1  
Keith Longworth 1 2 2  
Steve Lowndes 2 1 1  
Hugh Lukins   1    
Bill Lyons 1 1 1 10
Jim Marjoram   1 1 10
Norm Matheson   1 1  
George Mavros   2    
Bill McCallum   1 1  
Ken McLoughlin 1 1 1 10
Grant Mitchell   1 1  
David Morgan   1    
Neale Morison   1 1  
Ken Morrey     1  
Chris Moyes   1 1  
Bernie Newsom (teacher)   1    
Paul O'Donnell   2   10
George Petrou   1 1  
David Rankin   1    
Alan Rassaby   1 1  
Michael  Rayner   1 1 10
Stephen Richardson   1    
Alan Rousselot   1    
Adam Sapera   1 1  
Geoff Saunders   1 1  
Tony Schlosser   2    
Gary Seaton   1 1  
Peter Sheldon   1 1  
Garbis Simonian   1    
George Smith   1 1  
David Snell   2 2  
Marty Sonnenberg   1 1  
Colin Spearman   1    
David Spence   2 2  
Anthony Spencer   1    
Morten Storaker   2 2 10
Mark Walsh   1    
Kelvin Ward (teacher)   1    
Julie Ward (teacher)   1    
Neil Warren   1    
Bruce  Watson   1    
Tony  Weston   2 2  
Glen Winslade   1 1  
  Total 7 93 61 100

Last updated: 29/9/2023

 

As a reminder, don't forge to send in 10 photographs of yourself over the years. One of your photos will be used on the name tag. (just in case you have changed somewhat since school days).  Please email photos to keithrlongworth@gmail.com

 


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