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
|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|
|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|
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.
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.