2019 Winter Annual Reunion/Dinner - Saturday 23rd November
 
It’s time again to inform you about the above and initially I need to tell you that we have had some problems in sorting things out for this year. Our caterer for the last few years, Dave Hughes of DC Catering, is no longer able to do outside catering so we have had to try to find another company, at fairly short notice, to take on the job. We have been successful, after a lot of work done mainly by Peter Ticehurst and the writer and will be using Crown Catering Co from Dial Post. That’s the good news but the slightly less good is that we are obliged to increase the cost which we have set at £35.00 per person and we do hope this increase will not deter you from attending.

As is usual the A.G.M. will be held in the Memorial Hall at 4.00 p.m. and if you can spare the time to fit this in you will be more than welcome, as we struggle to get to double figures occasionally. There are always things that need talking through but I can’t think of anything major at present.

The Dinner is in the Duckering Hall (6.30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m. start) – the bar being in the Memorial Hall and run by our friends from Brian’s Mobile Bar who’ve worked so well for us the last couple of years. They will be open before the Dinner from around 6.00 p.m. and also afterwards when we hope as many of you as possible will stay to continue your conversations with old and new friends.

We have selected the following menu from Crown’s suggestions :-

Starter
Smoked salmon, fennel salad, white truffle crème fraiche and fresh dill.
A vegetarian option will be available if required but this has not yet been decided on.
Both options with a fresh roll and butter.

Main Course
Slow cooked Sussex lamb shoulder, carrot puree, rosti potato and
braised baby leeks.
Vegetarian option – Grilled haloumi with roasted vegetables and homemade pesto.

Dessert
Strawberry cheesecake with dark chocolate sauce.

All followed by fresh filter coffee and cheese and biscuits.
We have been advised by the caterers that all the courses are gluten free.

The evening is open to all Old Collyerians (including staff, governors and also current students) with partners and friends – membership of the O.C.A is not required.

We hope that as many of you as possible can join us. Last year was our best attendance for some while (94) so it would be great if we could reach 100. Due to cost implications it is very important that we can attract at least 80. Please let us know, preferably no later than 10-14 days before the 23rd. November.

Payment can be made by sending a cheque to our Hon. Treasurer, Stewart Mackman at 23, Ben’s Acre, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH13 6LW. A full application form will be included in our Autumn Newsletter.
If you prefer to pay by bank transfer this can be done to the following :-
Bank – NatWest, 47 Carfax, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH12 1FD.
Sort Code – 60 11 17 Account no. – 62146556.
If you use this method please confirm that you have done so to stewart.mackman@gmail.com

**We don’t send tickets out anymore so when booking please ensure you let us have your contact details (e-mail preferably or ‘phone) so that we can confirm your booking back to you.**

If you have any queries or would like further details please e-mail me on sturt99@hotmail.com or ‘phone on 01403-261756. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to enjoy an entertaining evening sharing a few hours with friends old and new.


Derek Sturt