OLD WOODRIDGEAN ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER ~ NOVEMBER 2008 Another full and busy term and year is rapidly coming to an end. We trust that the efforts by the Matrics this year will be richly rewarded. We wish them every success and happiness for their futures. May they always remember their experiences and friendships and maintain contact with the School. The group of 2008 Matrics who also attended the Prep School at their Induction Dinner School closes on Friday 28th November with Final Assembly being at 14h30. 2009 reopens on Monday 19th January and a newsletter will be going out within the first two weeks confirming dates and cricket fixtures! Members of the Pupil Executive for next year will be: Head Boy - Morgan Campbell Deputy Head - Edwill Plaatjies Head Girl - Julie Kleyn Deputy Head - Stephanie Scheepers Head of Carter - Holly Bailey Head of Founders - Sam Wright Head of Kohler - Braden van Breda Head of Matopos - Khaya Nkanunu Head of Day Boarders - Kirsten von Berg ARRIVALS Congratulations to Nicola (Davis) Felder (1987) and Bruno on the arrival of their fourth child, Justin Mark brother to Nathalie, Jessica and Alexandra! Justin was born on the 26th September at 18h16 in Berikon, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org Justin Felder Leah Bouton Devon Bouton (2005 ) is a proud father to Leah, who was born on the 4th September at 08h05! Devon and Rox are also engaged. email@example.com Jonathan Tufts (1988) and Robyn are proud parents to Kendyll Catherine, who popped into the world on Thursday the 11th September. Older brother Daniel (almost 3) thinks she is the best thing since jelly! Jonathan.Tufts@guestroauto.com Craig Field (1986) and his wife Wendy are proud parents to their first born, Chloë. She is now eleven months!! Craig is Area Manager for FNB in Klerksdorp, in the North West Province. firstname.lastname@example.org Linda (Webber) van Eyk (1996) gave birth to little Taylor Elizabeth Ann on the 22nd October 2008, 3.38kg, 51cm length. email@example.com Warren van Niekerk (1991) and his wife Renate are living in Pietermaritzburg. Warren is an agricultural farm planner / consultant and his wife lectures at the University in Horticulture. They were blessed with a son on the 25th March 2008 - Alexander. Alexander van Niekerk MARRIAGES Rosalind May Cox (2002) married Jan Andre Gertenbach on Saturday 18th Oct 2008. The service took place at the Wartburg Lutheran Church in Kwa- Zulu Natal and the reception was held at Thorpe Lodge, Kwa-Zulu Natal. firstname.lastname@example.org Rosalind and Jan Gertenbach Shane and Marissa Attwell Shane Attwell (2003) was spotted in the Weekend Post. He married Marissa Calitz on their farm in Kirkwood in March this year. email@example.com Bryan Wakefield (1996) married Bronwyn Williams on 22 December 2007. The ceremony and reception were held at the Strandkombuis in Yzerfontein and they are pictured here with the family. Brian and Bronwyn are off to Australia to test the waters! firstname.lastname@example.org IN MEMORIAM It is with great sadness that we must report on the departure of: Lloyd Kannemeyer (1981) earlier this year. He died in Cape Town and is buried in Port Elizabeth. Graham “Old Man” Mills (1972) passed away last Thursday 20th November at the age of 55. Graham was one of the pioneers of the College and a real character! We extend our sincerest condolences to the friends and family. May they continue to live in our memory. REUNION WEEK The weekend will no longer be called the REUNION WEEKEND but FOUNDERS WEEKEND. The second weekend of July will be booked for the FOUNDERS WEEKEND in the years to come. Please note the following dates and remember that this weekend is open to all Old Woodridgeans. Friday, 10 July 2009 OWA GOLF DAY AT HUMEWOOD GOLF CLUB Saturday, 11 July 2009 INTERHOUSE SPORT (in the morning) OWA vs SCHOOL SPORT (in the afternoon) PREMIER DRAW / BEER TENT / SPIT / LIVE BAND (evening) OWA CRICKET DAY This was held on Saturday 8th November. With lovely weather, lunch, tea, prize giving and snacks a great day was had by everybody. Some even stayed for a braai and a few brown ones. 1st Team Cameron Harvey Graeme Rushmere Mike Charlewood Andrea Puggia Charles Vorster Shaun du Randt Devon Lochhead Frankie Taljaard Adam Whale Byron Smith Grant Puttergill 2nd Team Mark Archibald Lee Berman Stephan Terblanche Andrew Archibald Kelvin Hooke Kevin Hoy Robin Baldie David Archibald Jono du Plooy Mitch de Hooge Ryan Belgrove Wayne Baldie … Manager 3rd Team Lee Salter David Stead Ryan Gilbert Kurt Foong Jacque Peskens Gareth Lochead JJ Kitshoff Shawn Michell (parent of U15 boy) Tony Mercer (parent of U15 boy) Unfortunately two old boys didn’t pitch and we had to hunt high and low for takers. Thanks to Mel Hansel and Brett Puttergill for padding up!! Arthur Fennell got his group together and some of the 1976 Matrics joined in for the rugby and braai! MATRIC INDUCTION DINNER This was held on Thursday 23rd October. Photographed here are pupils who started in Grade 1 at the Prep School and finished in Matric! Quite an achievement. With them are headmasters, Craig Neave of the College and Alan Campbell of the Prep. PREMIER DRAW The first draw of the new format at the beginning of this month was well-attended. It must have been very gratifying for Greg Gilbert as one of the big supporters of the idea to finally see some return from his huge contribution every draw! The main prize winners were: 1st ~ R40 000 Greg Gilbert 2nd ~ R7 500 Gary Gilbert 1st Attendance ~ R5 000 Cindy Smith 2nd Attendance ~ R2 500 Birgit Puttergill Please remember that this is the main fund raising effort for the OWA and that YOU can contribute where-ever you are without being penalized as far as winning the main prizes. Should you want to make sure you are in the next draw in March please contact Peet at email@example.com CAPE TOWN TRIP Craig Neave and secretary Maxime Bird headed down for Cape Town on the 12th November. The venue was Primi Piatti, Cavendish Square and the downstairs section was closed off. Great vibe, good pizza and great company lead to a superb and well attended evening. To those of you who said you were attending and didn’t - you lost out! It was sad, however, that a number of people, who indicated that they would attend, did not arrive. Shame on you! Cape Town Crowd STELLENBOSCH TRIP Even though some of the students were still writing there was a good turnout, considering some had gone home already. Thanks to Arno Zacharias for providing the venue, The Mill Coffee House and for organising the snacks. Great to see this wonderful bunch!!! Stellenbosch Crowd GENERAL Jethro Naude (1997) is currently living in Sunset Beach, California and studying at the California State University, Long Beach Campus for his MBA. firstname.lastname@example.org Amber Naude (2001) is completing her Law Articles at Deneys Reitz in Durban and plans on travelling Europe and the USA for six months after her final exams. email@example.com Anthony Duigan (1989) bumped into Clint Eastwood whilst at a function watching the Moraca Grand Prix. Dr Michael Smith (1989) and Gary Tilston (1989) joined him in this adventure. firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Duigan (1986) has been transferred to Cape Town and he together with his wife, Marcelle and son Liam (10 months old) will be making their home in Somerset West. Chris is Regional Manger of Africa and Middle East and we wish them well with their move. email@example.com Michael Noakes – then and now A walk down memory lane - Michael Noakes (1954) visited Woodridge 54 years later and spent a wonderful morning reminiscing about the things he could remember about Woodridge. He remembers being put on a train in Rhodesia and spending a couple of days on the tracks until he arrived in PE! Michael lives in Sydney, Australia and was out on holiday and brought his wife Jan to see Woodridge. firstname.lastname@example.org Quentin Krog (2001) featured in the paper on the 20th October. His acting name is Ollie in the show Shooting Stars on Mondays at 9pm on ETV! email@example.com Paul Lynch (1979) dropped us a line. Married for 16 years and has three children Courtney 14, Victoria 12 and Richard 6. He has his own business exporting wool. Did Ironman three years ago, climbed Kilimanjaro last year and in May did the Freedom Swim from Robben Island to the mainland. Still very involved in lifesaving and happily living in PE. firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Harvey (1982). His son Simon won the South African Motorcross Championship for 2008 - the class was 50cc / 5-9 years olds and his twin brother, Brett came 3rd in the same class. Congratulations proud dad! email@example.com Congratulations to James Kamte (2000) for winning the 29th Metmar Highveld Classic on Sunday 19th October. This is the Sunshine Tour’s longest running Pro-Amm and was held at the Witbank Golf Club. Angela English (1996) and Rachel Wang (1996) popped into Woodridge on the 20th November. Angela firstname.lastname@example.org is a Flight Instructor for the Progress Flight Academy in Port Elizabeth and Rachel Rachel.email@example.com is based in Taiwan and is an analysis for an American company called Allianz. Alistair Gibaud (1989) is currently working for Thompsons Touring & Safaris in Cape Town as Operations Manager. He lives in Pinelands in Cape Town. Married to Lindsey for 10 years and has one daughter who is seven years old and in Grade 1. firstname.lastname@example.org season for We wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season and all the best for 2009! Please feel free to comment to Peet at email@example.com or Maxime at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember it is YOU who make these newsletters possible with your contributions so keep the news coming.