Messages from our OCs for Reunion 2020 | Maritzburg College

Messages from our OCs for Reunion 2020

Messages from our OCs for Reunion 2020

Our OCs share their thoughts of missing Reunion 2020

As many of the 1980 class will recall I had the privilege of matriculating twice, so I had the good fortune of also celebrating my 40 year reunion with the 1979 class last year. It was a wonderful couple of days where we re-connected in an instant and were taken right back to our days at College. So much has happened in all our lives over the last 40 years, yet there is so little that has changed in the relationships we had with each other during our school years. I was looking forward to having a second round of celebrating reunion with an equally close group of school mates for the 2020 year – little did we know that it was not to be. Let us not give up the thought of celebrating in 2021 – the relationships will be the same and the stories just as funny. Importantly, make an effort to come and see what has happened at the school. It is an institution that has evolved for the current times and one that we couldn’t be more proud of.’
Mark Steward (1980)
 
The anticipation and planning of this year’s Reunion Day was something special. Being our 35th Reunion year there was a tremendous amount of communication and banter on various groups that were created. To try and understand that we are now not going to be seeing our old school mates is very difficult indeed. Who could have predicted such a sad state of affairs? We will be positive however and get together at the first possible alternate date. Stay safe. PRO ARIS ET FOCIS
Kevin Smith (1985)
Reunion weekend meant everything to the Class of 1990 aka The Wolf pack, as a great deal of planning went into it. The disappointment was huge when we cancelled but we all understand why and are now all fully excited for 2021 and look forward to it being the biggest and best Reunion in history! Our brotherhood is strong and thanks to a whatsapp group we are all in contact daily and it is clear that we have a solid bond throughout the world. Bring on 2021!!
Ant Williamson (1990)
 
For me the lead up has been about the anticipation of rekindling old and good friendships/acquaintance’s, memories shared of 5 good carefree in most cases years and catching up on where we are today from around the Globe. It has been interesting using the social platforms available to us and much time has been spent on Whatsapp groups rekindling memories and reminding each other of escapades, classroom antics and sporting memories! In terms of the reunion itself, our bonds are strong and so little time would’ve been wasted re-establishing who we are or getting to know each other again but rather diving into conversation and banter of times spent together as if we hadn’t been separated in time or by distance.
Andrew Tedder (1980)