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Old Cottonians Association India- DELHI CHAPTER, Annual Dinner 2017

Old Cottonians Association India- DELHI CHAPTER, Annual Dinner 2017 (Contributory)

DATE: 20th September 2017
TIME : 7.30 P.M. onwards
VENUE : The Party Cottage, Delhi Gymkhana Club, 2- Safdarjung Road, New Delhi

DRESS : Formal Wear
CONTRIBUTION : Couple – Rs.2500/- , Single – Rs.2000, OC Wives – Rs.500/-,

All OC’s attending are requested to confirm attendance, so arrangements can be made.

K Vijay Singh
Secretary – Delhi Chapter
9811056361, 7982775761 kvijaysingh@hotmail.com

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) OCA (INDIA) – 2017

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) OCA (INDIA) – 2017
 
  • DATE: 20th September 2017
  • TIME: 6.30 P.M.
  • VENUE: PARTY  COTTAGE, DELHI GYMKHANA CLUB, 2-SAFADARJUNG ROAD, New Delhi 110011.
 
The Agenda:
  1. Address by THE PRESIDENT OCA (INDIA)
  2. Secretary’s report
  3. To approve the minutes of last AGM
  4. To approve and adopt the accounts of 2016-17
  5. Any other point/s by permission of the Chair.
Ashwani Singh Virk
Secretary- OCA INDIA
(9810194724) ocaindia@yahoo.com

Hot press! OCA UK

Old Cottonians (UK) Reunion 24 June 2017
Smaller than usual – still I think OCs & guests 45 assembled at our favourite venue the Bombay Brasserie that brings on the cordial BCS Spirit & sees us through another year. A very happy enjoyable summer afternoon in good company & fun, delicious Indian khanna with drinks.
I had read OCs in Kathmandu sponsored a football match verses Sanawar (same morning) – by coincidence we had one Sanawarian attending our luncheon.
Also encouraging to see Wendi Dewan with charming wife Neelem & Gurpratap Sahi, on holiday from India joined us, Elisabeth & Peter Johans from Switzerland. To his memory – always in support Sheila (wife of late Bobby Reed) & reliable as ever our roving BCS ambassador from his Mallorca hide-away. And to surprise us all, Evelyn wife of late Malcolm Petters came from Australia – & Jenny (in the UK) daughter of late Leslie Knight – & another roving emissary Mike King whose father was School Captain 1928.
As we mellow with age and accept members are in decline – we miss the presence of our school years groups & yet I was really delighted to meet with more younger Old Cottonians who we hope will influence others.
As growing older my mind begins to fade, please forgive my indulgence that may appear neglectful of my old School chums – my fraternal fondness will never leave for you & dear Patina. So before I end let me express in English/Hindi my feeling today…………………………… Mehra dhill both khush hai !!
Finally to say please keep the Spirit of BCS Old Cottonians across the globe Overcome evil with Good
Peter Stringer (Lefroy 1943-47)

Annual ‘at-home’ event / Barford Warwickshire

Saturday 29 April 9 OCs with some wives gathered at Barford Warwickshire – this is an annual ‘at-home’ event hosted by Sheila, wife of late Bobby Reed (R 41-46) – continues to his memory.
We believe this simple way to refresh our fraternal acquaintance and rekindle fond memories – this practice helps restore the Spirit of BCS.

The photo taken at the entrance of Watchbury Cottage of 9 OCs.
R to L School Captain 1954 Daljit Singh Jaijee (R 47-54) John Phillips (C 39-45) Gay Niblett (R 40-47) Joginder Chahal (c 44-50) our oldest member 93 Lance Jones (L 35-39)
Stringer ii (Lefroy 43-47) Peter Johans (I 44-48) Raj Lamba (L 49-59) Bambi SK Majumdar (53 – 59).

We enjoyed a dining-room full lunch after drinks & starters (samosas) in the vine covered conservatory where the girls dined – and thank you Sheila & daughter Jancis for your kind warm hospitality.

The afternoon is consigned to another nostalgic memory of innocent schoolboy camaraderie as count down the days for the 24 June OCA (UK) Reunion.

Fond regards
Peter Stringer ii (Lefroy)