The Old Maidstonian Society holds regular and occasional events. One annual fixture is the Annual Supper (here’s a link to the Annual Supper Page, which gives details when available). The Supper is normally on the penultimate Friday of March and preceded by the Annual General Meeting (see the Organization Page), both held at the School. A link to the booking form will be found on the right when available. The Events page and the posts in the events category list others. Also included in the events page and category are School events to which OMs are invited.
The Society awards a number of prizes and grants. See the Awards page for details of these (and in the case of grants, the guidelines and application form). In order to maintain these awards, the Society undertakes fundraising by various means: see the Fundraising page. Members are strongly encouraged to contribute to these charitable funds and thereby support current and recent pupils.
Please let us know if you are organizing a reunion so we can post it here and notify others who might be interested.
The Society runs a mentoring scheme, and OMs are invited to consider becoming mentors to current and recent pupils: see the Mentoring page.
There is an Old Maidstonians rugby team, organised jointly with Maidstone Rugby Club.
Details are available at:
In recognition of the link with the club, it has made the head a Vice-President.
CURRENT AND RECENT EVENT LISTINGS
Posted on November 30th, 2017
The Committee has re-arranged the previously postponed "London Get-Together" and would like to invite all Old Maidstonians to an early evening informal gathering being held on the 8th Floor & South Terrace of Bush House (30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG). The rescheduled Get-Together will be on Thursday 1 March 2018, 19:00 to 21:30.
As the former home of BBC Worldwide, the newly renovated
offers outstanding views of the London skyline from the rooftop terrace, including the River Thames, Westminster, the London Eye and St Pauls (as shown at the above link). Once again we are very grateful to Ralph Luck OBE for securing this room for the Society.
The 8th Floor & South Terrace has a pay bar and there will also be a buffet.
In order that we can have an idea of the numbers wishing to attend, and the amount for the buffet, we would be grateful if you would please let the Membership Secretary/Treasurer know, e.g. by email to email@example.com
The Society would appreciate a nominal £10 contribution, which can be paid in advance to the OMS account (details below) or on the evening.
You can pay by bank transfer to:
The NatWest Bank
3 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XU
Account: Old Maidstonian Society
Account no: 00051802
Sort Code: 60-60-08
IBAN:GB31 NWBK 606008 00051802
BIC (Swift): NWBKGB2L
Reference: Your name / London Event or AS
(please let us know by e-mail if you use this method)
Or by sending a cheque, made payable to ‘Old Maidstonian Society’, to:
The Old Maidstonian Society
Maidstone Grammar School
Kent ME15 7BT
Posted on April 26th, 2016
Some photos, courtesy of Peter Weaver:
Lindsay Evans, former chair of Governors, was made an Honorary Vice- President of the Society by the President, Richard Ratcliffe.
|The President and Lindsay Evans|
|Roger Crittenden, the President’s Guest speaker, who proposes the toast to the School|
|The Headmaster, Mark Tomkins, replies|
|The School Captain replies|
|The President makes the Alec Stewart award|
|The President makes the Clifford Award for History|
|The Clifford Award|
|Handover of the Presidency|
|The new President, Neil Turrell (President 2016-17)|