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2003 (Xmas) News and Messages - 1.
Christmas 2003

26 Queensland Road,
`Phone 01202 421615
BH5 2AB May 2003

E - Mail Dorset.

Dear Friends,

After our lovely, long Summer, we have to prepare ourselves for the rigours of Winter. The warmth and brightness of this season is the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that the renewal of the coming of The Prince of Peace into our lives may indeed bring peace to our hearts and to our troubled world.

Although our Annual Reunion was several months ago yet I feel that the glow of that happy afternoon will still be with many of those who attended. We renewed friendship with some past pupils who made contact after several years. Some came from a great distance and we enjoyed such a pleasant, relaxed few hours together.

A list of those who signed the Visitors' Book can be found on the next page. None of this would be possible without the assistance of PAUL GILLINGS, the Headmaster of St. Thomas Garnet's School, who is himself a past pupil.

Thank you Paul for giving permission to use the School Hall year after year, the venue, our old Junior School, St. Joseph's and the familiar sight of the Convent building across the road mean so much to us.

Our gratitude also goes to the Committee, each member quietly contributes her share towards making the afternoon go ahead so smoothly and pleasantly. They also support me throughout the year and I thank them.

We have a new incentive for the payment of your subscription by Standing Order. Details will be found inside and on the back page.

Our thanks to ROSANNA JONES(BREDDA) who prints the Newsletter for us at the school.

On behalf of the Committee I wish you all the joys and blessings of Christmas and a peaceful year ahead.

With all good wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Brooks( Browning) Chairman and Newsletter Editor.

Click Here 2003 Reunion Photos

Following the appeal in our last newsletter several people have updated their subscriptions. Many pay at the Reunion whilst others prefer to do so in December; including donations for the Hamper at the same time.

We are still managing to hold the amount to 4.00 a year and the response to the Hamper appeal continues to be good. Currently 13 members pay by Standing Order, which the Treasurer Jean Walsh finds very convenient.

Such an order can be made payable at whichever time of the year best suits the member. The committee has decided to offer a 5% discount on all subscriptions paid by standing order.

Donations to the Christmas Hamper can be put on the same cheque or Standing Order Form, there is no need to separate the two. A copy of a Standing Order Form can be found at the back of this newsletter, to facilitate matters for you.

As the date when subs are due is the end of the current year you will, of course, receive a newsletter in December, if nothing has come by early May you will receive a reminder. After that we are afraid that we will be unable to continue sending you newsletters.
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