General News

A Message from the President Clive Thomas

The 475th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Crypt in 1539

In 2014 the O.C.C. committee would like to mark this special occasion with the publication of a book of photos and prints of the School and of the Old Cryptians’ Club.

It is intended that the book will reflect fully the rich variety in the life of the Crypt community since 1539.

The Headmaster has given his full support to this project. Read more…

Secretary needed!

POST OF SECRETARY: Vacant since AGM 2012.

The workload of this officer has been much reduced by the devolvement of the officer’s several functions. Read more…

New Web Site Launched

Our new website is now live, with some exciting new features. If you have comments, Richard Briggs, the Webmaster, would be very pleased to hear from you.

OLD CRYPTIANS CENTENARY BURSARY FUND 2001

How Are We Doing Ten Years On ?

It is now 10 years since work first started on setting up the Bursary Fund (which is why we called it the Centenary Bursary Fund 2001), and I therefore thought it would be useful to review where we are, and what has happened in that period.

It was at the AGM in March 2002 that following a proposal by (the late) Hugh Roe, the 29 members present unanimously approved the set up of a Bursary Fund that would be for the benefit of talented or gifted pupils and students of the Crypt School
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Notes from the AGM, 15th March, 2008

Election of Officers – 2008/2009

President : Paul James (1984-1991)
Vice-President : John Goodridge (1940-1950)
Secretary : Howard Allen
Treasurer : Clive Thomas
Membership Secretary : Derek Howell

Committee : Damian Atkinson, Richard Browning, Robert Timms, Colin Belcher
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An Extraordinary Meeting of The Old Cryptians’ Club 7pm, 11th May, 2009 at The Crypt School

The purpose of the meeting will be
“To receive the proposals of the Committee of The Old Cryptians’ Club for amendments to the Constitution.”
Howard Allen. Hon Sec 2008/2009.

Proxy Voting

If you are unable to attend the EGM, please dwonload the Proxy Form, complete and return to The Secretary by 8th May, 2009.
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Gordon Hill

Gordon suffered a stroke in mid-December 2008 and spent many weeks in the Stroke Unit of the Gloucester Hospital.

Gordon is now at home in Stroud Road, Gloucester and he has made some good progress in his recovery. Gordon, however, is experiencing some difficulties with recall and also a degree of confusion in association of time and place.

Gordon and his wife, Rita, will welcome Old Cryptian friends to call and share some time with him. Gordon’s address is 244 Stroud Road, Gloucester. Tel: 01452 521651

Office Of President 2009

For Clarification :

At the AGM of the OCC on 21ST March 2009 John Goodridge was elected President for 2009/2010. John will succeed Paul James-President-2008/2009.

It has been the practice of the Club for the elected President to take up office after his installation at the handing over ceremony at the Founders’ Day Supper in July. This year, this will take place on the evening of Monday 13 July 2009.

It is the expectation and understanding of Paul James and John Goodridge that Paul will take the chair at the EGM called by the committee of the OCC on 11 May 2009. The business of the meeting will be to receive the committee’s proposals on revisions to the current constitution of the Club.

Club Constitution

The EGM was held on 11 May 2009 in the splendid new John and Joan Cooke Centre at the Crypt School.

The recommendations of the committee of the OCC for the adoption of the new constitution were approved.

The Minutes of this meeting will appear in the short term on the website and all members will be notified by the secretary.

Howard Allen. Hon Sec 2008/2009.

Bill Spear Retirement

Bill Spear is saying ‘goodbye’ to The Crypt after 28 years.

A farewell party will be held for Bill at the school on Wednesday, 15th July, at 7pm. There will be food, live music and a bar.

The school would like to extend an invite to friends, former colleagues and old boys to come along and say a fond farewell. The evening is free, but will be by ticket only. Please contact Sue Wales for details.

If you are not able to attend the evening, but would like to send a farewell message to be included in Bill’s card, please email Sue Wales.