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NEW – IOBA 2016 Newsletter

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The 2016 IOBA Newsletter has been made available for all, six months after MEMBERS have received thier hard-copy.

It is a sad fact that since its closure in 1995 the Indefatigable as we know it is no more. However, you can help keep the memories and all that the school stood for alive by joining the Indefatigable Old Boys Association.

Membership stands at 251 (May 2017), a tiny percentage of the number of boys who benefited from her. So please get involved and join up.

To pay your membership subscription, please click on this LINK :

http://ts-indefatigable-oba.org/?page_id=24


Please find below the LINK in PDF. This is as close to the printed hard-copy sized down from 6.5Mb to ~1Mb.

IOBA 2016 Newsletter please click on this LINK to download : 2016 FINAL VERSION

 

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Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBA awarded The Queens Commendation for Bravery.

The late Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBAThe late Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBA.

Wendy Bell: ‘I have been keeping a secret for a good number of weeks, from everyone. Family included, as I was asked not to share and keep things strictly confidential.

Today (17th June 2017) in the Queens Honours list. Spencer has been awarded The Queens Commendation for Bravery.

This is very bittersweet, as I am, and always have been, immensely proud of him. But I would give up everything I have to see him walk through the door again.

I have to thank Neil who has worked so much for this and also our MP Oliver Dowden who supported Neil through the process.

Now I have to wait for when it will be presented. I will accept it for this act and the many others acts of bravery, when he risked his life, as a Police Officer for 31 years.

Thank you Darling for filling my life with Love, Happiness, Joy and laughter, for 41 years, I do it all for you.’

 

Please see link below;

Dedication to: Spencer Bell 1958. The Carnegie Trust Hero Award

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IOBA 2017 Reunion Presentations & Reunion Photos

Bill O'Leary 74_76 10 year 2006_2016 IOBA Chairmainship Presentation 2017e - Copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brigadier Bill O’Leary 74/76 (QVRM TD DL VR)

IOBA Chairman’s Presentation:

Dear Andrew (IOBA Chairman),

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman) on his return from the reunion weekend (10/June/2017) and passed to me the absolutely beautifully engraved lantern which you had commissioned for me.

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the Association in doing this and thank you all most sincerely for this kind gesture.

It was a wonderful privilege being the Chairman for 10 years I know you will feel the same for at least the next decade!

I missed you all greatly this weekend, Anita will tell you I was like a lost soul recounting by the hour what you would be doing at each stage of the weekend.

I hear it was a great success, very well done to you all.

Again, a huge thank you for this wonderful presentation, it is greatly appreciated.

Yours ever
Bill


 

Secretarys Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Humphries 75/76.

IOBA Secretary’s Presentation:

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman & Archives Secretary) was presented the above ‘In appreciation of His outstanding Service as Secretary of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association’ for 17 years.

 


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The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, to attend the 2018 AGM & Reunion.

The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend the 2018 AGM & Reunion: 

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Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied;

Applicant to be decided by the serving IOBA committee.

Maximum Award to be £300. Nominees will be asked to submit an approximate overall costing to justify.

To include; UK Travel expenses / Accommodation / Reunion Dinner & Bar.

 

 

 

 

The Committee have set the following guidelines;
1) £300 max.
2) Must be a fully paid up member of the IOBA.
3) Not previously been to an AGM under the terms of this proposal.
4) Committee to decide on the IOBA Member to attend (along with a second choice in case the offer is declined).
5) Serving Vice Chairman to coordinate.

The IOBA can help members, but I must stress at this point, your ‘application will be decided by the serving IOBA committee’.

If you would like to take up the offer, please write/email to:

Less Fortunate Members Representative;

Martyn Hunt 82/85

3, Ironside Walk, Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Staffs.  ST6 4AA

M: 07881 741440

E: martyn269@yahoo.co.uk

 

 One Award for 2017 was offered.

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