Dear Cottonians World Wide and those residing/visiting in/the UK. On behalf of the Committee members of the Old Cottonians Association (UK) I write to request your attendance and participation in this annual event.
The Bombay Brasserie
Off Gloucester Road Tube Station
Saturday, June 26th 2010 / 1200 hrs
The world has changed….
Our Seniors have reached exhaulted positions; our contemporaries and juniors are still getting there…but always working hard in true Cottonian Spirit.
The OCA is a brotherhood that must be protected, nurtured and evolved….
Yes, there are factions of younger OCs who meet up and talk about their younger days at Bishop Cotton School; there are our seniors that remain reminiscent of the past…..
But we need to do this collectively,
WE ALL NEED TO CONGREGATE TOGETHER AND FEEL THAT WE ARE PART OF ONE BODY.
THE TIME HAS COME TO CHANGE….
TO TAKE IN NEW IDEAS, NEW SPIRITS AND WORK ON NEW AND OLD TRADITIONS.
The OCA get together now NEEDS to cater to our youth; the younger OCs who must be given a voice;they must be approached, they must be talked to and WE MUST LISTEN.
The OCA get together too must change…
Besides the great venue, the great food and speeches, we need YOU the young to come forward….we need to listen to you youngsters…..we need to take heed.
We need to understand your concerns, and help…
We need to have FUN, SONG and DANCE; so please bring your wives and girl friends.. ( yet maintaining the strong traditions that we pledged to do so in the School Chapel and in our School Song)
I plead and urge the young, the youth, the Young Old Cottonian to come forward and give us a strong standing at the OCA lunch. We cannot afford to let the OCA (UK) dwindle and fade into oblivion…
So….From there onwards………WE WORK TOGETHER.
Capt. Vivek Bhasin