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Minutes of 2017 AGM

Minutes of the 100th Annual General Meeting held at Turnbull Family Funerals, 71 Letitia St
North Hobart on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 5.30p.m.
Present: Ann Hopkins, (Chairman) Greg Jackson (Secretary), Bill Brundle, Margaret Keogh, Alan
Keogh, Carlene Jackson, Don Jones, Rosemary Laver, Janetta Nicholson, John Nicholson, David
Green, Bill Casimaty, Ralph Tapping, Ted Best, Rex Wilson, Max Brown, Andrew Ross, Mary
Marsh, Fred Westwood.
1. Apologies: Margaret Price, Peter Stone, Marjorie Deeth, Gerald Parsell, John Berry, John
Sutton, Sally Poole, Julie Bullen, Graeme Hitchcock, Graeme Mills, Pauline Dobson, Mary
2. Minutes: Minutes of the 99th AGM were read by the secretary.
It was moved Margaret Keogh seconded Bill Brundle that the Minutes be confirmed
3. Business Arising:
The surplus Centenary Books have been given to the Hobart College for presentations.
4. President’s Report: The President presented and read her report, noting that:
 This year is the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Old School building; it was
opened on the 18th December 1917.
 Attendance at our Monthly luncheons and Annual Social events is still strong.
 The OHA/UTAS scholarship continues to attract donations from old scholars.
 There has been a decline in membership largely due to the advancing years of our
She moved and Margaret Keogh seconded that the report be received. CARRIED
5. Financial Statements: In presenting the statement of Income and Expenditure and the
audited financial statement for 2016/2017, the Hon. Treasurer noted that the deficit of income
over expenditure was due to the transfer of $1000 from the current account to the Investment
account. He also noted that we have 41 un-financial members.
Before moving a motion to accept the financial statements, the Hon. Treasurer reported that, `
In accordance with the Australian Government and the Australian Taxation Office reference
NAT 7966, the OHA is classed as a non-profit association established for community service
purposes. This grants the OHA Income Tax exempt status and a review of the Association’s
activities confirm that during the twelve month period to 30 September, 2017 there has been no
major change in structure or activity to alter this exemption status.’
In concluding his report, the Hon. Treasurer thanked Greg Jackson and Max Brown for their
The Treasurer moved that the report be accepted. Seconded Carlene Jackson CARRIED.
Website: http://www.oha.asn.au President: Ann Hopkins Ph 03 62442140; Treasurer: Andrew Ross Ph 03 62444628
Secretary: Greg Jackson Ph03 62437062, 4 Kent Street Lindisfarne Tasmania 7015 Email: grjacbj@internode.on.net
6. Election of Officers: The Secretary reported that sufficient valid nominations were received
prior to the commencement of the meeting to fill all positions and that the following are
elected unopposed.
President: Ann Hopkins
I/P President: Rosemary Laver
Vice President: Pauline Dobson
Hon, Secretary: Greg Jackson
Hon. Treasurer: Andrew Ross
Committee Members: – Graeme Hitchcock, Julie Bullen, Mary Marsh
Elected in 2016 and continuing- Bill Brundle, Margaret Keogh, Rex Wilson
The secretary noted that Ted Best had declined nomination to the
committee but is willing to continue to chair the Scholarship fund and attend
committee meetings when available.
Auditor: It was proposed G. Jackson, seconded A. Ross that Max Brown be appointed Auditor
7. Annual Subscriptions: Andrew Ross moved “the annual membership remain at $10 and
that all those with memberships for the life of the Association continue to be invited to make a
donation towards the Association’s funds. Seconded Rosie Laver. Carried.
8. General Business:
1. The President moved that Rex Wilson be awarded Life membership of the Association.
In proposing the motion she noted Rex’s outstanding service to the School, the College,
education in general and to the Association. Don Jones seconded the motion which was
put and carried unanimously.
She then presented Rex with a Life Member’s Certificate.
Rex spoke of the enjoyment he has gained from his involvement with the School and
the Association and thanked the members.
2. Ted Best recommended that the committee make further efforts to encourage Hobart
College alumni to join the Association.
3. Don Jones suggested that sporting clubs bearing the OHA name be encouraged to
4. Carlene Jackson suggested that attempts be made to obtain media interest related to
the age of the school and the building.
The President undertook to raise all issues at the first meeting of committee.
The next committee meeting will be on the first Tuesday in February
There being no further business the Chairman thanked those attending and closed the meeting
at 6.10 p.m.
Confirmed President
Note: Following the meeting members adjourned to the Black Buffalo Hotel for a meal


Events for 2018

December 2017
Events for 2018:
1. Barbecue at Waterworks Reserve site 9.
Sunday 11th February from about 11.30.
No need to book. BYO everything
2. Annual Dinner:
Friday 25th May. The University Club at UTAS
Date requested by John Berry of Canberra to facilitate travel bookings; why not do the
More details and booking notice will be sent in April.

Another item of interest re our memorabilia.
I recently received an e-mail, via our web site, from a 1976/77 HMC student who lives on the
mainland somewhere.
A prospective employer requires evidence of her attendance at HMC in 1977. The education
department of course doesn’t have records going back that far.
Lacking anything better she remembered that she had some artwork in the 1977 Log; could we
As it happens we have spare copies of the Logs for a number of years around that period (I have
them at home at the moment) so offered to copy the relevant pieces or send her the Logs.
I also pointed out that the Centenary Book Roll Call lists her name which was sourced from the
State Library Archives and that they can most probably provide her with copies of those records.
She was delighted and grateful that something of a last ditch enquiry bore fruit.
Rex Wilson receiving his Life
Membership certificate from Ann
at the AGM.
Catering room at Turnbull’s –
formerly E1/E2 class rooms
Once again we’ve held subscriptions to the ridiculously low cost of $10.00
Payment may be made by forwarding a cheque to Mr. A. Ross; PO Box 1125; Rosny park; Tas. 7018.
OR by direct credit to Old Hobartian Association; CBA Rosny Park; BSB 067006; A/c No. 28001516.
Remember to include your name as reference.
We allow two year’s grace; i.e. if you didn’t pay in 2016 we will keep you on the mailing list for next
If you don’t get this notice next year it means you’ve missed two years and will be
Don’t forget that we invite those who paid a ‘Membership for Life’ some years ago to make a
donation equivalent to the annual subscription.
According to my records you last paid your subscription or made a ‘Member for Life’ donation for
the …………………………….. year
Please forgive me if you paid in December this year.

Class reunion – 1956 – 60 years on in March 2016

“60 Years On” The 1956 E Class Reunion.
The 1956 E Classers are planning a big reunion on March 13/14 2016 in Hobart.
There will be a Dinner on Saturday March 13 and a “return to school” and a lunchtime barbecue on Sunday March 14.
The organising committee is developing an emailing address list to enable them to keep everyone informed and eventually
to arrange registrations.
If you are interested please provide your details to the Committee via  coops8680@gmail.com. If you know the email or postal addresses for other
1956 E Classers please include them so that we achieve the widest reach possible.

OHA Annual Dinner 2015

Old Hobartian Association 2015 ANNUAL DINNER Members, old scholars and their partners are invited to a dinner at the University Club, Dobson Rd. (Building No. 18 on the UTAS campus) On Friday, May 15th 2015 , 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.. The cost of $60 per person will cover a pre-dinner sparkling wine, beer or orange juice and a three course meal (alternate drop) followed by tea or coffee Other drinks may be purchased from the bar. The Dinners in previous years at this venue have proven to be most enjoyable – why not organise a group to continue the reminiscences enjoyed during the Centenary Celebrations. Guests requiring special dietary needs should notify Greg Jackson when booking for the dinner. Payment may be made by cheque or by direct credit to the Association’s CBA Lindisfarne account: BSB 067006 Account no. 28001516 (please include a reference name or advise the Treasurer of deposit) If this notice has been received in the mail and you have an email address would you please advise the Secretary (email address below), as we wish, where possible, to communicate with members by email. RSVP by Tuesday 5th May to Greg Jackson, Hon.Secretary, 4 Kent St. Lindisfarne 7015 Email: grjacbj@internode.on.net I enclose/or pay by direct credit $_______ for ____ person/s to attend the Annual Dinner Name/s:…………………………………………….. Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………. Phone no. or email address:………………………………………………………………………… Special dietary requirements………………………………………………………

OHA Newsletter March 2015

10th March 2015

WE HAVE MADE IT!!!!   The UTAS/OHA scholarship target of $200,000 has been reached.

Warren Brewer – you are a legend.

Assistant legends –  Maxeme and Roger Tall and Ann Hopkins.

You are all well aware of the support that Maxeme and Roger Tall have given to the scholarship.

More recently Ann negotiated a $7,000 donation from the executors of the estate of her Aunt and Uncle, Phem and Ted Hopkins. Phem (Chandler) attended HHS in 1914 and Ted in 1915.

How about that! Two of our almost original old scholars have contributed, 100 years later, to this marvellous legacy initiated by Warren.

A huge thanks also to the other 314 contributors to the fund.

But!! keep on donating. Make the fund grow. We could increase the scholarship or provide another?

President Rosie advises that scholarship selections have been made for this year and we are just awaiting confirmation of their acceptance by the winners.

Next event on the calendar is the Annual Dinner at the University Club.     Friday 15th May

Same price as last year – $60 per head for a 3 course meal (alternate drop) plus a welcoming drink and priceless company. A feature of the evening will be the presentation of a Life Membership certificate to Max Brown.

We will send out a more detailed acceptance form in a few weeks time.

Next will be the function to mark the Centenary of the Association.

As foreshadowed, just the one event –

“A Lingering Lunch”

To be held In the Assembly Hall at 71 Letitia St.

On Saturday 24th October   –    12 noon until 3.00

More information as we get nearer.

Your committee at work???  Anti-clockwise from the right.

Julie Bullen, Ian Cooper, Greg Jackson, Rosie Laver, Bill Brundle, Graeme Hitchcock, Pauline Dobson, Rex Wilson, Andrew Ross.

Not at work – Margaret Keogh and Ted Best

Photographer – Tracy Siedler (College Principal)

Reminder: Have you paid your subs???