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Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association Inc

  

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The committee meetings are postponed until September for a winter  recess. Politicians can so we can too.

The June meeting venue was changed as some members would not venture out, except to a home fire.

  

But should you need any assistance please contact a team member or send an email.

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Peter Hugh Law aka “Pup” departed this world on April 7 2020.

Judy and the family [Travis, Trudy, Rodney, Tyrone, Kailee, Thomas, Mel, Harry, Bonnie, Milly, Lewis and Sonny] sent a thank you message to the Committee of the Old Boys.

  

As many members who are not on the Committee have extended condolences and kind thoughts the message is repeated in this despatch

  

We would like to thank you all. Peter enjoyed the Old Boys for a long time, the working bees, fishing trips and the social side.

  

The last couple of years he has probably upset some of you. Especially over the last three months of his life. A couple of times were bad! 

  

We will, and hope you remember just the good times.

  

Thank you all that visited Peter in hospital and home.

  

Thank you for the cards, flowers, messages, food, and kind thoughts.

  

We all appreciate the Old Boys………………….Thank You

  

There is additional sadness in this instance as the Covid-19 social distancing regulations prevented a “traditional” farewell for Peter. Even his siblings could not attend the funeral service.

  

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Arthur Clarke our fishing trip coordinator suffered a serious fall on Mother’s Day.

He was on the roof and slipped after stepping on a damp patch. He came off the house above the patio veranda and crashed through the plastic sheeting to settle on the ground with his head upon some large rocks.

He was ambulanced to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After four or five days he was transferred to St John of God Bendigo.

Currently he is recuperating at home in Kyneton

  

  

Fishing Extravaganza

The annual visit to Torrumbarry Weir Tourist Park for 2020 is over!

A report is contained under Information about our mates page

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 A comprehensive record of deceased Old Boys can be found at the Annual Reunion page by clicking on the Deceased Old Boys icon.

If you are aware of any additions or corrections please let us know.

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The 2021 annual reunion will be held on Sunday 24 January

It will be our 74 th meeting

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 Gerry Bowe is on the sick list.[March 2020]

Servabo Fidem    

 

Banjo Patterson’s poem advises of the formation of an institution called “The Geebung Polo Club” and contains a line “By the old Campaspe River where the breezes shake the grass”.

  

Banjo was probably referring to the Campaspe River in Queensland not the one that rises at Ashbourne near Kyneton in Victoria.

  

Whatever the truth may be there is an institution at Kyneton in Victoria which although not in Banjo’s poems is not dissimilar to the Geebung Polo Club.

  

There exists an arguably unique institution called the Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association Inc [MBOBA] which as the name infers is associated with the Kyneton Community.

  

The Marist Brothers taught at Kyneton from 1926 until 1967 , yet although the school has been closed longer that it was open, the alumni association is still as vibrant as it was when founded in 1947.  

  

THE SCHOOL BADGE AND ALUMNI CREST

One of the early events was the designing of a badge to be part of the school uniform. The badge was designed by Brother Louis the first director in 1926 and was supplied by A H Wittenback of Richmond. The badge of very neat appearance contains the school colours. Cerise – typifies the Sacred Heart, Blue – the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gold – our sun drenched country, Australia with a golden heart.

The symbols are the Southern Cross – Australia’s emblem [using that as depicted on the Victorian state flag]. The lamp and open book of knowledge and the Marist monogram. Around them a laurel of victory and the motto Servabo Fidem   [I will keep the faith.]

The Old Boys Association took the school badge and incorporated it into the Association shield by adding the wording that appears at the bottom

  

SCHOOL HYMN

The school hymn Faith of our Fathers is detailed at Annual Reunion page

  

 

  

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