The Old Bedfordians Club Annual General Meeting – Saturday 3rd July.
The OB Club held its second online AGM on Saturday 3rd July, with over 30 OBs in attendance.
Club President, David Murray (69-76), reflected on his five years in office, which he said had been immensely enjoyable, although challenging in equal measure with the sad loss of Richard Garrett and the impact of the pandemic.
Chairman, Craig Mitchell (64-74), pointed out that the Club was celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and observed the Club owes much to five young men who were tasked with creating the Club constitution and guiding principles back in 1891. Many of these remain today, for more background information on the founders, see page 17, of this year’s OB Review (see here).
Director of the Club, Hugh Maltby (73-83), thanked the many OBs who supported the School and the Club during the last year. The OB Careers Fair, one of the highlights of the year, went virtual for the first time this year. Despite this, we had 28 careers represented, with 58 contributors and over 300 pupils from across the Harpur Trust and local borough schools. Feedback following the event points towards a hybrid model next year featuring physical and online sessions.
Treasurer, Alistair Gray (66-72), presented the Club accounts, which were duly approved, as was the appointment of Collett Hulance as the Club’s auditors.
Two Club officers were reappointed for a further term of office to the Council: Mr John Sharman (53-64) and Mr Alistair Gray (66-72).
Professor Martin S Snaith OBE (53 – 63) was appointed as the new President of the Club.
Outgoing President, David Murray, thanked members of the Club for their ongoing support and looked forward to the autumn, when hopefully we will see the return of physical events.
As the meeting concluded, Martin formally thanked David for his enthusiastic stewardship of the Club over the last five years and wished him well, at the same time recalling also absent colleagues particularly Richard Gordon who had recently died. David will continue to serve on the Council.