Ex-students’ association support grows
Among the first families to include two generations are Cicely Reid of Byron Bay and her sons Ivan and Syl.
Mrs Reid was a devoted supporter of the school in the days before there was a high school at Byron Bay.
Her name is the first on the Register of Social Members.
Association president Neville Marks said social memberships were open to anyone who had a close connection with the school, perhaps through the P & C, but who were not ex-students or ex-staff.
Other memberships are open to past students and teaching and non-teaching staff.
Dr Ivan Reid, a physicist now at Brunel University in England, was one of the first to sign up to a voting membership, and his brother Syl, active in community groups in Byron Bay, is an associate member.
Mr Marks said that the first project to be supported by the association was the purchase of an electronic lectern to improve audio-visual presentations made in the John Pearce Auditorium.
The first social gathering will be a breakfast at the school on Monday, August 3, followed by participation in the school’s NAIDOC celebrations.
For more details, contact the secretary, Robyn Gray, on 6688 4356 or email@example.com.