Rathkeale Old Boy's Decade Reunions
The reconnecting power house of ROBA!
In 2017 the format of the Decade Reunions was established and implemented. It brought back to the College Old Boys and Staff who had been part of the cohorts who left school in 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 (i.e. all the '7' years).
In 2018 it was all the '8' years whilst in 2019 it was all the '9' years.
2021 Decade Reunion
2021 Reunion Weekend
Queen's Birthday Weekend
The Reunions take place at Queen's Birthday Weekend, and annually follow roughly the same format:
||Combined Year Group Social gathering at Rathkeale.
||Morning tea, College tours, photographs and lunch.
|Saturday Afternoon / Evening
||Choir reunion and concert, followed by individual year group activities.
||Chapel Service for absent Friends and Morning Tea.
Each year group will have a Facilitator who will coordinate the reunion and seek to contact as many Old Boys as possible. Their task is made easier by the co-opting of others to assist with contacting members of the cohort. The role of Facilitator is vital to the success of the Reunion Weekend.
Wives and partners are most welcome to attend the reunion activities.
St Matthews' Old Girls have been encouraged to instigate a similar programme utilising the same weekend. Hopefully Saturday evening will become a combined function for some Year Groups.
ROBA is grateful to the College for generously hosting the morning tea and Saturday luncheon.