The following email was received by the President / OCA India from Mr. Roy C. Robinson Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School for circulation to all OCAs and OCs:
From: headmaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Subject: Protocol for Old Cottonians
To: B. M. Singh; Sukhinder Singh; Narinder Chauhan
The President, Old Cottonians Association All India
The President, Old Cottonians Association Northern Chapter
The President, Old Cottonians Association Himachal Chapter
Dear Presidents of the Various Old Cottonians Associations
I write to you with a reasonable submission, whereby you are requested to make it known to all Members of the Old Cottonians Associations that common courtesy and decency as well as etiquette and protocol demands that any OC wishing to visit the School, ought to intimate and get prior consent before doing so. This unfortunately is not being practiced and I have had the sad and ugly experience of OC’s landing up and demanding entry into the School campus, sometimes at fairly unreasonable hours with the extreme expectation that The Headmaster would roll out the red carpet for them as and when they so desire it, which unfortunately is not possible. They sometimes throw their weight around and indulge in name dropping etc. to get entry.
I would request you as Presidents of the various chapters to make this known to all concerned so as to avoid future embarrassment on all sides.
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla