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Training-ship Indefatigable Association 40th celebration Saturday 3rd June 2023

In celebration of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association 40th Anniversary.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO :

A 40th Anniversary Dinner to be held on Saturday 3rd June 2023 assembling at 19:00 hrs in bar ‘1884’ for dinner at 20:00 hrs.

Venue : The Hugh Owen Room, Bangor University Event Management Centre, Collage Road, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2DG

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/management_centre/contact.php.en

Ticket price : £55.00 per person.

Ticket price to include : 4 course dinner with a limited wine selection per table, live entertainment, small promotional gift and a raffle ticket for a one off prize.

Dress code : Smart / Black tie optional.

For those who wish to join the annual ‘Vibrant Shirt‘ night, in aid of Prostate Cancer, will also be held at Bangor University on the previous evening Friday 2nd June, in the bar ‘1884’ with exclusive use for the evening. The University are able to provide a hot buffet for the Friday evening at a cost per head of £22.50 ~ attendees should make clear on the BOOKING FORM (when published) if they should require the hot buffet to enable the committee to advise the caterers accordingly.

The BOOKING FORM for Dinner on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd will be found in a link below when live on this website (still to be uploaded).

Accommodation : There are rooms available to book directly with Bangor University now (18/11/22). Rooms at the university have been block booked by the IOBA for Friday 2nd June and Saturday 3rd June evenings but must be booked directly with the university by yourself.

Please contact the reception team directly and quote the group code = GA01671 in order to book the rooms at the group rate, guests can either call on 01248 365900 or send an email to info@themanagementcentre.co.uk.

Please state when booking accommodation, if you require Breakfast or not.

Wheel Chair users: Facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users, please note that due to The Management Centre being a Grade II listed building, there is no lift access to the third floor bedrooms.

01248 365900
info@themanagementcentre.co.uk

Parking : Parking is free on site and there is capacity for up to 100 cars.

Reunion weekend details : Old School visit / 39th AGM to be announced here in due course.

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THE INDEFATIGABLE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD 2023

THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD 2023

The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend future Reunions!!

In memory of, the above assistance is known as ‘The Indefatigable Robert Griffin Award’.

As some people will remember, Robert Griffin 1974/76 was an inspirational Petty Officer & Drum Major, let’s pause and think about a great guy who gave his life for the defense of his country, the best spirit of the Indefatigable, RIP school friend and Brave Royal Marine.

Robert sadly lost his life during the closing days of the Falklands War in 1982 (age 22).

Foxtrot 4 – The Forgotten Falklands Wreck


THE AWARD FOR 2023 is now open for applications

Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2023;

Applicant to be decided by the serving IOBA committee.

Maximum Award to be £300. Nominees will be asked to submit an approximate overall costing to justify.

To include; UK Travel expenses / Accommodation / Reunion Dinner & Bar.

The Committee have set the following guidelines;
1) £300 max.
2) Must be a fully paid up member of the IOBA.
3) Not previously been to an AGM under the terms of this proposal.
4) Committee to decide on the IOBA Member to attend (along with a second choice in case the offer is declined).
5) Less Fortunate Members Representative to coordinate.

The IOBA can help members, but I must stress at this point, your ‘application will be decided by the serving IOBA committee’.

If you would like to take up the offer, please write/email to:

THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD Representative: 

Andrew Butler 1977-78 / Chairman.

Mob: 07783596046

e: aib1@talktalk.net

If you would like to make a donation, large or small, to the IOBA, you can do so via PayPal below… , thank you.

Link:  Donate to the IOBA

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Falklands 40 Commemorative Service 25th May 2022

On May 25th at the Merchant Navy Memorial – Liverpool you and members of the IOBA are invited to gather at approx 09:15 along with Veterans and Dignitary’s who will be holding a service for the 40th Commemoration of the Falklands War and in particular the sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor

Organiser’s are hoping to have a back drop of an ACL vessel, and then following on from the service at the MN Memorial over to St Nicholas Church for a 11:00 (10:30) Service.

Falklands War 40th Anniversary remembering those Indefatigable boys who bravely gave their lives ;

John David Stroud. Hood 1977-78  Sadly lost his life onboard HMS Glamorgan June 1982 Falkland Islands, the ship was hit by an Argentinean Exocet missile.

Robert Griffin. Rodney 1974-76  Marine R.D. Griffin: Robert sadly lost his life during the closing days of the Falklands War in 1982 (age 22).

Foxtrot 4 – The Forgotten Falklands Wreck

For full delails, please click on the link below

IOBA Committee 2022 elections: Update 15/04/22

Written on behalf of the current IOBA Committee, by the General Secretary.

IOBA Committee Elections 2022 – Update

The online IOBA Committee elections for (1) Chairman (2) General Secretary (3) Treasurer & Membership Secretary (4) Newsletter Editor (5) Social Secretary (6) Vice Chairman, closed on 03 Apr 22. 

Firstly, I would like to thank those who put their names forward for the roles and secondly, I can announce that we have received a single nomination for all the roles advertised this year which means there is no requirement to move to a formal membership voting process.  The roles and nominations are:

  • Chairman (2022-2025) – Andrew Butler 77-78
  • Vice Chairman (2022-2024) – Ian Parr 74-75
  • General Secretary (2022-2024) – George Brown 91-94
  • Treasurer & Membership Secretary (2022-2025) – John Aspinall 59-60
  • Newsletter Editor (2022-2025) – Owen Sutton 90-94
  • Social Secretary (2022-2024) – Richard Lawson 85-88

The new election process was established to be more inclusive and allow all paid up full and associate members to put their names forward for committee roles and have a vote.  Although the process worked it is recognised that certain changes will need to be baked into the process to ensure that we reach as many members of the IOBA. 

The Committee has therefore decided that this year to be fair and equitable to members the following course of action will take place:

  • Those Full and Associate Members attending the AGM on 11 Jun 22 can put themselves forward for one or more of the advertised roles.
  • If a role has 2 or more nominations each nomination will be required to provide a short brief (pre prepared or in person) on why they wish to undertake the role.
  • Full and Associate members will then vote on who they wish to undertake the role.
  • If the current nomination is unchallenged then the nomination will be ratified.
  • Roles are in post from immediate effect after the process.

Lastly and to inform the review I would welcome and appreciate your feedback (positive/negative) on the Election Process implemented this year. You can do this by either sending me an email at indeconsultancy@gmail.com , raising formally at the IOBA AGM or catching me in the margins at this years reunion.

Thanks

Richard Lawson – Hood 152 (85-88)

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

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