The Annual Dinner is the Club’s flagship event, at which the new President is inaugurated. It is a black tie occasion, held in early October at a prestigious Central London venue selected by the outgoing President.
The Club entertains guests from the Foundation, including the Chair of the Court of Governors, the CEO, Heads of all four schools and Monitors. Spouses/partners are always welcome.
The Club encourages OMs to take reunion tables – e.g. Houses, Sports, Oakers etc.
2021 ANNUAL DINNER
1 October 2021 - Plaisterers' Hall, City of London
OMs of all ages, in many cases with their partners, joined with school monitors and staff to celebrate together at Plaisterers Hall. Considering Covid caution, the attendance of over 140 was an excellent turn-out and everyone had a wonderful time. Gordon Mizner (Murray 65-69) handed over the Presidential Chain to John Gallagher (Ridgeway 63-69) and John presented the Vice President’s badge to Chris Kelly.
We also heard updates from Antony Spencer, CEO, Mill Hill School Foundation and from Jane Sanchez, the Head of Mill Hill. Notable guests included Tim Saunders and Janet Wells from Alford House, staff from Belmont School and a number of ex MHS Masters.
Colin has been Secretary of the OM Golf Society since 1987. The OMGS is one of the largest and most successful OM societies with an excellent set of fixtures and a growing number of younger members. This is down to the hard work and commitment of those involved and Colin in particular over many years.
Stewart has been actively involved with the OMs over many years in various roles. He was Club Hon Secretary between 2013 – 2017 a key position contributing to the success of the Club, and has been of great service to the OM Rugby and Cricket clubs for many years, both as player and then administrator.
Richard chairs the OMs Careers Committee and sits on the main Management Committee. Richard has been instrumental in developing the strategy and plan for the OM Careers offering and activity which has become increasingly important to the Club as the new life membership structures are implemented. Richard brings many years of professional experience to this role.
John Henley and Roger Holliday
John and Roger devised and issued 22 editions of The Mill Hill Times over several years. This was targeted mainly at OMs in North America but gained a wider audience. Each edition sourced high quality contributions from OMs and the School relating to historical as well as current topics. The award recognises their effort and achievement over an extended period.
John has tirelessly organised the Canada/Toronto OM reunion for many years, always with great success. Occasionally the event involved a whole weekend of festivities, including a boat trip on Lake Ontario. The current formula of an informal Pub evening at the Artful Dodger on the Friday followed by drinks and a fabulous Portuguese dinner at Adega Restaurante on the Saturday still leaves plenty of room for sightseeing. Those of us privileged to visit his home get to spend hours indulging his amazing collection of CDs and albums or going for a spin in his MGB - recently painted to celebrate its 40th birthday since leaving the factory in Abingdon!
Donald has been the organiser and host for numerous West Coast of America events in San Francisco, with great support from his wife Karen. Donald hosted many memorable occasions, including dinner at Ghiradelli’s on the waterfront and at the Metropolitan Club which is a vibrant, historic private women’s club in the heart of the city. (Karen is the member, not Donald!). Informal get togethers have also taken place at OM, Alexis Solomou’s, wonderful Italian restaurant
Pictures of the event will be published in Martlet 2021 available FREE to all club members.