Old Diocesan Network
On Tuesday evening the 29th November, the ODU Committee hosted the Patron, President, Vice Presidents and School Staff at The Mitre.
Our Chairman, Bruce Jack, welcomed everyone and touched on what the OD Union and its Committee had achieved this year.
Arthur Mngxekeza (1997F) introduced Meshack (Staff) who has been awarded honorary ODU status for his service to the school.
Delre O'Rourke gave a concise summary of the seven successful and diverse events we have hosted at The Mitre in the past year.
Our Executive Manager, WP van Zyl, then outlined the main focus areas for the year ahead:
“Going forward, one key focus for the ODU is the Bishops Trust. We understand the need for buildings to be upgraded. We have heard the frustrations from the teachers, who strive valiantly to uphold excellent academic results, despite a trying infrastructure. And we want to be a part of raising these concerns, raising friends and thereby raising funds. In this regard, we would like to thank our President and fellow OD, Mr Raymond Ackerman, who has kicked off this campaign with such a healthy effort. Up against the hill in Tweerivier is a little school. If you call at the gate, they will open up and lead you to the office of the principal, Mev. Beukes. On her wall is a poster that reads: ‘A hundred years from now, nobody will remember how much money you had in your bank account, nobody will care what kind of car you drove, or the size of the house you lived in. But the world will be a better place, because you cared about the lives of children.’
Mr Ackerman, thank you for your generous investment into the lives of children.”
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