NBHS Old Boys' Association Committee

Mail To Address: NBHS OBA inc., PO Box 33, Adamstown NSW 2289
Hon Secretary: Simon Todhunter- Ph: 02 49571899 (home), Email

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COMMITTEE - 2015 / 2016

POSITION

NAME

E-MAIL

HOME/PHONE/WORK

MOBILE

President

Norm Rodgers

rodgers0@bigpond.com

49635130           

0407101184

V-President

John Beach

John.Beach@det.nsw.edu.au

49294557            49294557

0439260626

Secretary

Simon Todhunter

sjtodhunter@bigpond.com

49571899

0408249558

Treasurer

David Gubbay

dgubbay@bigpond.net.au

4963 7770 4527

0411056310

Public Officer

David Gubbay

dgubbay@bigpond.net.au

4963 7770

0411056310

Publicity

Simon Todhunter

sjtodhunter@bigpond.com

49571899

0408249558

Membership

Greg Wilson

gawilson@bigpond.com

49696294

 

Historical

Bill Storer

wjstorer@ozemail.com.au

49423514

 

Historical

Peter Scaife

petersc@exemail.com.au

49432738            49606023

0466831365

Education

Norm Rodgers

rodgers0@bigpond.com

49635130           

0407101184

Function

Norm Rodgers

rodgers0@bigpond.com

49635130           

0407101184

Web Master

Greg Kentish

gkentish@yahoo.com

 

0438880079

Committee

Clive Cooper

hollyandgeorgia@bigpond.com

49 261051

0466831365

Committee

John Hamall

rosjohnh@bigpond.com

49525924

 

Committee

Bob Aus

aus.bob@hunterlink.net.au

49573924

0409320175

Committee

David Trimble

djt450@hotmail.com

49439834

 

Committee

Dick Sanders

dicksanders@optusnet.com.au

49432358

0409155188

Committee

Robert Wilkinson

wilko1951@gmail.com

 

0419413211

Honorary
Legal Advisor

Dennis Flaherty

Contact via Secretary

Contact via Secretary

 

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Historical Sub-Committee Annual Report 2013font>

Continuing our work in the previous year, we have focussed on the admission registers, and the corridor photos for NBHS. The highlights of the period have been the discovery of the 2 missing NBHS admission registers (1952 – 1958), and the ongoing development of the index to the registers and links to the photos by Bill using the Filemaker Pro database (now over 20,000 names).
The 2 “new” registers have been photographed, as well as the register that includes admission entries up to 1972, basically completing all of the admissions for NBHS. These registers have now had conservative restoration, and have been added to the Caesar Smith Collection at the Regional Library with a suitable covering letter (copy to State Records). There is one register from the late 1930s that needs restoration, but we need a quote from Sydney for this (more complicated than can be handled locally).   We are still seeking the NHS register for 1915 to 1922, that was in the Collection in the 1990s, and the register for 1923-1926.
There are some corridor photos that have not been located, and these may be in the Regional Library. The University Archives have a number of photos that we do not have, and a discussion has been held with the University. This has provided us with a list of their acquisitions relating to NHS, NBHS and NGHS.  This collection is minor compared to ours (and lacks names), but is being managed professionally, and digital copies of photos, not currently in the Caesar Smith Collection, will be a worthwhile addition.
The NGHS Ex Students have recently agreed to collect their “non class” photos – when around 100 are available, a photography session will be arranged.
The new web site set up by Greg Kentish will make available all of the admission registers and corridor photos (and perhaps class photos at a later date, if they can be collected).  At this stage the corridor photos are on the site.  It is anticipated that making these photos widely available will encourage other photos to be obtained from members.
The physical items in the Collection (such as sporting trophies, etc) are held in the Newcastle Museum.  The Committee has recently committed funding ($4500), to enable the 300+ items to be professionally catalogued (being arranged by Bill).

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of Greg Wilson to the digitisation of registers and corridor photographs during the year.

Peter Scaife/Bill Storer
24 June 2013

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Membership Sub-Committee Annual Report 2013

It is pleasing to know that the Ex Students from 1958 are organizing their 55th anniversary reunion to coincide with our Annual Dinner on the second weekend in August. Bob Wines is coordinating with the the Ex Students of his year. With the interest shown already, I am confident they will have a good roll call.
I hope that as we live, on average, longer and healthier lives, that 55th and 60th year anniversary functions will be commonplace in years to come. Because, as our 50th celebratory years have a while to run, our 40th anniversary year is coming to an end in the near future.
With many members from years prior to 1963, our current 50th anniversary year, now in retirement, it would be great if someone in these years could co-ordinate their year’s 55 and 60 year reunion, similar to what Bob Wines is doing for his year of 1958.
Our Association was set up in 1987 with the aim to facilitate camaraderie through reunions via our Annual Dinner. Our Membership Database can be helpful to anyone interested in co-ordinating  their year’s anniversaries.
It is through functions such as these that we will be able to hold our membership numbers to their current levels, at least, for the foreseeable future. And it is our membership that has allowed our Education and Historical Committees to continue the fine work they are doing to keep Our School’s memory alive. The President’s and Historical Committee’s reports detail these endeavours.Thus to keep our membership numbers strong means a successful and vibrant Association.
It would be remiss of me, if I did not congratulate Bob Aus for his organization of our Annual Dinners for as many years as I can remember. Also for his passing on of information to me concerning our membership from his many contacts within our Association. Thank you, Bob.
Greg Wilson

Membership Secretary

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