AGM 2021

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SIXTY NINTH MEETING OF THE OLD OSWESTRIANS’ CLUB AT THE ROBERT JONES AND AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL,   NHS TRUST

ON FRIDAY, 18th JUNE 2021

ATTENDING

David Bainbridge Teh peng Hooi David Ford David Allen
Dan Howcroft Chris Oliver (Prof) Luc Bouwen Bodo Purbach
Richard (dickey) Jones Andrew Carrothers Jeremy Plewes Clive Inman
Prof.Freih Abu Hassan Robin Banerjee Tim James Andrew Bing
Diederik A. Vergroesen Andrew Roberts Bob Pringle Max Esser
Leonidas Roumeliotis Simon Roberts Cormac Kelly Stefan Colyn
Ara Nahabedian Caroline Lever Paul Cool Sven Kili
Gregory McConaghie Nilesh MaKwana Melton Douglas Tony Smith
Jan Van Meirhaeghe (Jr) Frank Dowling Robin  Gilbert Chris Marquis
Jan Van Meirhaeghe (Sr) Geraint Thomas Michael Stephens Gwyn Evans
Kanthan Manoharan Pete Gallacher Raju Vaishya Eugene Galvin
Richard spencer Jones Ismael, Salam Steve Giles Nick Neal
Al Kaisi, Kahlan David Jaffray Simon Pickard Niall Graham
Al-Musabi, Musab Abas, Sameera Green, Natalie Edward U
Eisenstein, Neil Dass, Debashis Daoub, Ahmed Colin Milan
Orfanos, Georgios Meacher, Hannah Kabariti, Rakan Paul Siney
Chatterton, Ben Bentick, Keiran Dover Caroline     Ferreira, Pedro
Paavana, Thumri George, Andrew Brown,  Ashley      Resool, Shko
Yassin, Mohammed Gibson, William Sharma, Nikhil Saeed, Abu

 APOLOGIES

Rob Fraser Lynne O’Conner James Craig Phill Sell
Michael Wroblewski Chris Weatherly Graham Cheung Mike Tonkin
David Jamieson Evans Derek Graff, Prof Jeremy Fairbank  

1. MINUTES 

Owing to there not being a meeting last year, The Minutes of the Executive Committee held on 14th June 2019 were read and signed by the Secretary – Mr Robin Banerjee owing to the president – Mr David Allan joining the meeting via MS Teams due to Covid restrictions.

2. OBITUARIES

The obituaries for the last 2 years were noted, and a decision made to postpone our tribute until next years meeting,  when members will hopefully once again be able to meet up in social and scientific fellowship and formally acknowledge departed members with a 1 minute silent tribute. 

Robert J Kyd        a Member since 1972                                             Passed away 2015

Jim McCloy not a member,  but an anaesthetist at the S.O.H. & a respected colleague,  he started giving anaesthetics at Oswestry in the early 60s and gave a sterling service for some 20 years including the good old days of Saturday operating (B Pringle)           Passed away 2018

B K Singh Not a member but an honorary registrar 1991-1993 who won the Registrar's Prize in 1992 for a paper on tendon transfers in tetraplegia. He was a lovely man who entertained us at his home in Delhi some years later   (B Pringle)                                                    Passed away a few years ago.

Tim Stahl            President in 2008 & a Member since 1974              Passed away 21st Oct 2019

Peter Witherow    President in 19997 a Member since 1968              Passed away January 2020

Micheal H O Dawson   a Member since 1975                                     Passed away 2nd April 2020

Bob Dickens   A members since 1969                                                 Passed away 2020

Mr Colin Robertson    a Member since 1965                                       Passed away 14th April 2020

Neville Kay                 a Member since 1969                                       Passed away 6th June 2020

Dr A L Power (Tony) a Member since  1975                                        Passed away sept 2020

Alex Frenyo      Gold Medal Lecturer 2014 & a Member since 1977  Passed away early Dec 2020

T. Eurig Jeffreys    President 1989 & a Member since 1960               Passed away 7th Jan 2021

3. PRESIDENT 2022/2023

It was proposed and agreed that Mr Peter Thomas should be invited as President for 2022/2023 An Invitation will be issued to Mr Thomas in due course.

4. GOLD MEDAL LECTURE FOR 2022

It was proposed  and unanimously agreed by the committee that Mr Paul Cool  should

be invited to  deliver  the Gold Medal Lecture for 2022.   An Invitation  was issued  to Mr Cool, who accepted.

5. TREASURER'S REPORT

A Statement of Accounts was read.  It was noted that at year ending the 

31.3.2020 the joint accounts held a profit £1030.86.

At year ending 31.3.21 there was £9737.28 in the joint account, a small profit of £13.42 after  expenses due to new members joining and the fact that last years meeting was cancelled due to Covid 19.  

It is expected that this years  virtual meeting will also produce a small  profit after expenses have been deducted thanks to sponsorship of todays event.

6. TERMS OF OFFICE

It was mentioned that over the years the length of the Executive Committee’s terms of office had deviated over the years from the original terms.  It was agreed that the time for members terms of office should be 5 years.

It is with regret that the committee acknowledged Mr Nick Neal’s  intention of stepping down from his Executive Committee post this year and thanked him for his time and contribution to the committee over the last 5 years. 

It was unaminously agreed that Mr Ash Ali should be invited to take his place as Stoke’s representative on the committee

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

It was noted that new memberships continue to be on the low side and it was decided that trainees should be made more aware of the club and encouraged to join early in their training.

8. ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2022 MEETING 

It was agreed that next years presentation award ceremony and evening meal on Friday 3rd June 2022 should  be held at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry.