REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEVENTIETH MEETING OF THE OLD OSWESTRIANS’ CLUB AT THE ROBERT JONES AND AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC NHS FOUNDATION TRUST ON FRIDAY 2nd JUNE 2023
|Martin McClelland||Chris Oliver||Ash Ali|
|Robin Banerjee||Robert Watkins||Will Gibson – Tech|
|Jeremy Fairbank||David Bainbridge – T||Patrick Gregson|
|Bob Pringle||Simon Roberts||Dev Dass|
|Andrew Murray||A Daoub||Rod Warren|
|Jan Van Mieraeghe (Sr)||Jeremy Plewes||R Patel|
|Jan Karel Mieraeghe (Jr)||N McKwana||Nigel Kiely|
|Dan Howcroft||Jill Mulrain||Tom Banks|
|Kieran Bentick||Cat Heaver||Hannah Meacher|
|GareDavid Jaffrayth Davies Jones||Kenneth Vaughan||Nuthan Jagadeesh|
|Andrew Bing||Mike Clarke||Georgi Laing|
|Tim James - T||John Webb||Peter Thomas|
|Rakan Kabariti||Geraint Thomas||David Barlow|
|Richard Spencer Jones||Mike Wroblewski||Musab Al Musabi|
|Deepak Menon||Peter Gallacher||Chris McGeoch|
|Saraih Naseem||S C Budithi||Nick Neal|
|Steve Eisenstein||Greg McConaghie||B Balain|
|Srin Cheruvu||Clive Inman||David Harris|
|Sameera Abas||Salmon Sadiq||Sophie Crooks|
|Pedro Ferreira||Leonidas Roumeliotis||Dan Banks|
|Melton Douglas||Arpan Doshi||Paul Jermin|
|Andrew George||Amr Selim|
|Chris Harrington||Andrew Carrothers||David Jamieson|
|Chris Weatherley||Dickey Jones||John Hill|
|Pete Gallacher||Paul Cool||R Vaishya|
|Wayne Donaldson||Paul Macnamara||J Patrick|
|Lawrence Moulton||Colin Stone||John Britton|
|R Morgan Jones||J Trivedi||Mike Wroblewski|
|David Williams||Mr Mulholland||S Kili|
|I Hrgetic||Waggi El Masry||G Cheung|
|Dave Bhachu||Lynn O’Connor||Ben Caesar|
The President – Professor Thomas called the 71st Annual General Meeting to order and read & signed the Minutes of the Executive Committee held on 10th June 2022.
2. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE 2021 MEETING
The Secretary welcomed everyone and then extended a warm welcome to our newest member of the Executive committee, Mr Pat Gregson. He then updated everyone as to the progress of the tie/lapel pins being on order and the honours boards now in situ in the lecture theatre. It was noted that attendance was exceptionally lower this year than expected and that an action plan was needed to boost attendance. It was suggested that social media would be a way forward to improve communications and it was agreed that Chris Oliver be invited to set this up. It was also suggested that a new award being presented at next years’ award ceremony - that of Trainer of the Year could be presented by the trainees as another way to boost attendance. Other ideas such as a full day meeting being better value for members was also mentioned.
The obituaries were read and it was noted that the following members sadly passed during 2022 & 2023
Turyanand Beedasy A member since 1987 Passed away in early 2022
Gwyn A Evans A member since 1974 Passed away 20.7.22 Gold Medal Lecturer 1997 President 2006
Angus Jamieson A member since 1972 Passed away August 2022
Mr Mel Jones Not a member but a well respected colleague and well know to members and Oswestry Passed away 26th Nov 2022
A minutes silence was upheld as a mark of respect in their memory
4. PRESIDENT 2024/2025
The President advised that it was proposed and unanimously agreed by the Executive Committee earlier today that they would like to invite Mr Michael Stephens, Dublin to be President for 2024/2025. Agreed by all members. A formal Invitation will be issued to Mr Stephens in due course.
5. GOLD MEDAL LECTURE FOR 2024
The Secretary advised that it was proposed and unanimously agreed during the Executive Committee earlier today that they would like to invite Mr Cormac Kelly to deliver the Gold Medal Lecture for 2023. Agreed by all. An Invitation will be issued to Mr Kelly, in due course.
6. EXCECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHANGES
Mr Banerjee advised today that he was stepping down as secretary to make way for new blood after the meeting next year having had 5 years in post and 5 yrs as treasurer before that. Mr Bing also advised that he would also be stepping down as Treasurer after next years meeting. Mr Bing advised he would take over as Secretary from Mr Banerjee and Mr Ali offered to become Treasurer when Mr Bing steps down. It was also advised that Ms Catriona Heaver would be invited to become a member of the Executive Committee. No objections received.
7. TREASURER'S REPORT
A Statement of Accounts for year ending 31.3.2023 was read by Mr Bing, the Treasurer, he advised that the accounts were looking healthy. It was noted that the joint accounts held a profit of £201.46. Which was attributed to sponsorship & dinner fees for this years meeting paid before year end. There was an overall balance of £10,537.12 in the joint accounts. Mr Bing suggested the accounts could subsidise some of the venue costs of next years meeting.
8. ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2024 MEETING
The date of next years meeting is Friday 14th June 2024. Venue: Oswestry
It was proposed by the Executive Committee that next years meeting should be a grander affair to encourage members back to the meetings, and that The Barn at the Sweeney would be a good venue. This is to be looked into.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
No other issues were forth coming.
Professor Thomas closed the Annual General Meeting and the Gold Medal Lecturer – Mr Simon Roberts was introduced
Mr Thomas then presented Mr MCClelland with the Chain of Office.
The awards being presented later this evening are:-
Gold Medal – Simon Roberts
Lloyd Griffiths Medal – Tom Banks
Professors Medal – Jill Mulrain
B T O’Connor Cup – Sophie Crooks