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Dec 20 Balmain Walk & BBQ at Keith's Place 

As a reminder to all our classmates John Casey is returning to Australia from New York for a brief holiday in December.  John  would love to catch up with any classmates who want to join us on Tuesday the 20th December for a walk around Balmain at 10am followed by a barbeque at 12:45pm at my place in Balmain.  All classmates and teachers are welcome to join us.  For those who are philosophically opposed to walking (yes Neil Rickard) or those with crook knees just come along to the barbeque. 

We will start the walk at East Balmain wharf and make our way to Ballast Point Park, over to Yurulbin Park then pass Dawn Fraser Pool and the way to my place at 3/9 Longview Street, Balmain.

Most of the walk is on flat ground.

 

 

For those who want even more exercise bring along your costumes and you can go kayaking from out the back of our apartments.  Otherwise it is just a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon having a quiet beer/wine in the backyard enjoying laughter and conversation with old friends.

Please let me know via email keithrlongworth@gmail.com or text/phone 0417 277 112 if you are going to come along so I can plan meat/fish for BBQ and some beer/soft drinks.  Bring along a bottle of wine or champagne for the afternoon..  All welcome including partners

Those Attending So Far

John Casey and partner Carol
Alan Bensoussan
James Daniel
Keith & Rosemarie Longworth
Morten Storaker

    

 

New Events & Re-unions page

 

With so much happening with NSBHS1973 we have added a page Events & Re-unions for publishing all the events that are being planned.  Thank you James Daniel for the good suggestion.

For those interested in 50th Re-union and other activity plans all the Zoom sessions are recorded.  By the way this is not an exclusive planning group, everyone is welcome to participate.

Other menu items provide access to videos and photos of previous re-unions.

 

 

 

Tickets for the 50th Re-union and next day After Party STILL ON SALE

 

There has been a great support for the Re-union and After Party and we have passed the threshold of the money needed to lay down the deposit for the venues. Many thanks to all who have committed payments more than one year out.  We expect the final number of attendees to be somewhere between 80-100 persons.  The cutoff date to receive money from any classmates who were not sure about attending has now extended to next year.  Classmates who were intending to only come the the 50th re-union can also change their mind about attending both events. 

 

The 50th re-union at the Manly 16’ skiff club on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 6:30pm.  There is a 3 course meal package for $89 per person plus we are adding another $10 to cover the costs of the website for the next 10 years.

 

Manly 16' skiff club - venue for the 50th Re-union

 

The next day we are having a recovery party at midday at the Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club where the many musical talents of a class will be showcased – musicians (jazz, rock, folk) and singers of all types (opera, rock, folk).  The after party will be $49 per person that will include a barbecue lunch.  Our musical classmates are REALLY good.

 

The good news from the Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club venue is that they will keep both the larger (100+) room and the smaller room (60 max) exclusively available to us. We can decide closer to the event which one to take and the other room will be left vacant on the day.

 

Narrabeen Surf Lifeaving Club - the after party

Alcohol can be purchased separately at the bar at both venues. Both carnivores and vegans will be catered for. Partners are encouraged to attend as well classmates to both events

 

 

50th reunion

After-Party

Both Events

1 person

$99

$49

$148

2 persons

$198

$98

$296

 

Please make payment to our class bank account

Account Name            NSBHS1973

BSB                              062225

Account#                    10305625

Reference                   Your name

For those transferring payments from an overseas bank our Swift code is CTBAAU2S or CTBAAU2SXXX 11 digits all branches are the same xxx

 

Paid (updated 14 Oct 2022)

First Name Surname 50th re-union (Sat) Musical After Party (Sun)
Bruce  Batterham 2 1
Geoff Baxter 1 1
Alan Bensoussan 1 1
Geoff Boulton 2 2
Ian Carragher 2 2
John Casey 2 2
Tim Connell 1 2
Andrew Crooks 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  
Brett Hannaford 1 1
Raoul Hawkins 1 1
Howard Hunt 1  
David Ivers 1 1
Peter Jewkes 1  
Geoff Jones 1  
Rod Leonarder 1 1
Keith Longworth 2 2
Steve Lowndes 1 1
Bill Lyons 1 1
Jim Marjoram 1 1
Norm Matheson 1 1
Bill McCallum 1 1
Ken McLoughlin 1 1
Grant Mitchell 1  
David Morgan 1 1
Neale Morison 1 1
Ken Morrey 1 1
George Petrou 1 1
David Rankin 1  
Michael  Rayner 1 1
Stephen Richardson 1  
Geoff Saunders 1 1
Tony Schlosser 2  
Gary Seaton 1 1
Peter Sheldon 1 1
Peter Shields 1 1
Garbis Simonian 1  
Colin Spearman 1  
David Spence 2 2
Morten Storaker 2 2
Julie Ward 1  
Kelvin Ward 1  
Neil Warren 2  
Bruce  Watson 1  
Tony  Weston 2 2
Glen Winslade 1 1
       
  Total 64 35

 

It is not surprising that some really strong friendships have formed over the last 20 years between old classmates.  And not just from the re-kindling old school friendships but forming new friendships between classmates who may not have spoken more than a few words to each other at school.

 

You have a lifelong membership to a group of people who went to the same school in the same year and share a common history.  You have experienced black & white TV, the Flintstones, the moon landing, the excitement of a new Beatles or Rolling Stones album, the enjoyment of great films such as Deerhunter and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the fun of Happy Days and  Mash, the golden age of Australian rock with Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl, Mental as Anything with our own Greedy Smith, Australian cricket thrashing the Poms in England with Alan Border leading the team, World Cup rugby wins etc.

 

There is a lovely story in “All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum about kids who are so good a playing hide and seek that they never share the joy of being found by others. Lets not be one of those kids.  Come along to both the 50th re-union and next day afterparty.  Join us in regularly organised online and or in person events.  You will be surprised how much you enjoy the company of your old classmates.


 

Re-union Planning #6 -  20 September 2022

 

Latest planning meeting held on 20 September 2022.  See confirmation of Colin Cussel's fantastic long term memory singing school war cry without notes.  Now the short term memory could be another story.

Please note changes on event dates - Annual lunch now Friday 18 November and Balmain walk Tuesday 20 December 2022.

Happy to report Greg Bell is alive and well and coming along to the lunch.

 

 

 

Record Interest in Website

Thanks to all those who have posted on the Forum and helped organise re-unions and activities.  We have had an all time record number of 92 classmates who have visited the website in the last 30 days.