Greg Vickery (1963) is an Old Boy of Churchie and has recently returned from a trip to Sydney feeling inspired. As Chairman of its Standing Commission, Greg had the privilege of chairing one of the international meetings for the largest humanitarian organisation in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Movement’s International Council of Delegates was held at Darling Harbour with 1200 representatives from 189 countries attending. It provided a unique opportunity to share and learn best practices with global neighbours. As its youngest member, Greg was invited to join the Australian Red Cross in the[...]
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Raising money for cancer research, Churchie Old Boy Simon Plummer (1985) recently rode from Brisbane to Townsville. A part of the Mater Foundation, Smiling for Smiddy honours the memory of Adam Smiddy, who passed away to an aggressive cancer in 2006 aged just 26. Since then, the charity has raised more than $4 million for cancer research and support services. As part of a team of 50 riders, read Simon’s account below of his challenging and inspiring eight day cycling trek to the tropical north that raised $6,500. “The ride to Townsville was the toughest physical and mental challenge I[...]
On Monday, November 18, the Churchie Old Boys’ Association held their 2013 Annual General Meeting. We must congratulate Mr Simon Pattison and Mr Peter Kelly on their election to the Churchie OBA Executive Committee. Our sincere thanks go to outgoing committee members Mr Guy Williams and Mr Andrew Mackenzie. Andrew has been on the committee for three years and has made a valuable contribution to the association. Guy has served the Churchie OBA for over a decade, both as a committee member and as president – we thank Guy for his outstanding and long commitment to the OBA, Churchie and[...]
Anthropologist and Churchie Old Boy Ian McIntosh (1974) is a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Ian recently travelled home to Australia to lead an archaeology project in the Northern Territory that has links to Africa. In 1944 on remote Marchinbar Island, RAAF serviceman Maurie Isenberg discovered five, one thousand year old copper alloy coins originating from Kilwa Sultanate in East Africa. He could not have imagined that his discovery may one day have the potential to rewrite Australian history. Ian first learnt of Maurie’s discovery almost 30 years ago. It is not the value of the coins that captured[...]