Do you remember the pride you felt at Speech Day when you collected a school prize? Many of these are funded by the OBU, including the John Waterhouse Prize, the Old Boys’ Prize, the John Skyring Cross Cup, the J W Gibbes Prize and the Arch Ferguson Prizes to name only a few. (The full list may be viewed at http://www.shsobu.org.au/obu-prizes/ )
These prizes honour past members of the School community and reward today’s achievers.
However, the recent world financial crisis has severely limited the income the OBU currently receives from investments, resulting in a substantial budget short-fall. While we wait for our investments to recover, and work at increasing our income streams, we need to make some drastic choices about what operations we will continue to support.
The President is now calling on all Old Boys who have received these prizes in the past to join with him in making a small donation to ensure that we will continue to support the outstanding boys who will receive these prizes in the years to come.
Made out to “Sydney High School Old Boys Union” and posted to:
PO Box 1546
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch: Liverpool and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney NSW
Acct No: 28004032
Acct Name: Sydney High School Old Boys Union
Reference: OBUPrizes + Your leaving year, surname and first initial, eg: Joe Bloggs (1988) would use the reference.. OBUPrizes1988BloggsJ
Fill out the following details:
Sydney High School Old Boys’ Union
OBU Prize appeal
Number: __ __ __ __ | __ __ __ __ | __ __ __ __ | __ __ __ __
Expiry: __ __ | __ __
Name on card: _______________________________
Amount: $ ______________________
And post to:
PO Box 1546
DARLINGHURST NSW 1300