IN ACCEPTING his inauguration as national president of the Queen’s College Old Boys’ Association, Bryan Kretschmer began his term by thanking his predecessor, Mike Dovey, for his outstanding work in promoting the school and furthering the image of the Queen’s family.
Dovey did this by way of attending meetings and gatherings of Old Boys far and wide and his presence at school functions and furthering the aims and objectives of the school and its Old Boys via social media were very important.
Kretschmer outlined some of the goals of the QCOBA as encouraging Old Boys to become active ambassadors for the school, to promote the school as one renowned for its academic and sporting excellence and to improve the networking of Old Boys.
He said he hoped to play his part in this regard in the year ahead by being able to travel with the headmasters to various parts of the country to meet with existing and future friends and, in so doing, to promote the ethos and goals of the school and the Old Boys’ Association.
“Queen’s and the QCOBA must have meaning for all of us as there are many who return year after year, some from great distances and at great expense, to see their schoolmates and rekindle those special memories from the hill-girt town. It is pleasing to see so many who return again and again,” he said.
He dedicated his term in office to all who had gone before him and had influenced his association with “this great family of Queen’s College”.
Kretschmer thanked everyone for their confidence in him and said he hoped he would have the support and encouragement of all to carry him through his term in office.