Following on from the success of the 2010 PAOCA Sydney Dinner, the Sydney Chapter once again gathered at the Tattersall’s Club, on Friday 19 August in Sydney’s CBD for an evening of good food, wine and lots of tall tales of our time at PAC.
The dinner was well supported with approximately 45 Old Reds in attendance, including a number from country NSW and interstate. The Class of 1985 provided most of the entertainment for the evening with tales of their time at the school and more than making up for the lack of guest speaker. Toasts to the School and the Association by Ben Wagner and Paul Kapiris (respectively) were original in their content (refer Paul’s Princes Man poem below), and went about providing some formality to what was otherwise a fairly casual evening.
All guests participated in an engaging discussion with Headmaster Mr Tutt as he took questions from the floor, giving great insight into how the School is performing this year and its future plans.
Another great evening to mingle with Old Reds, with momentum building around the Sydney Chapter which we will take into 2012.
It’s good to be a Princes Man
I’m sure you’ll say I’m right
particularly this evening
and later on tonight.
For once a year we Princes Men
get together to break bread
and eat and drink and carry on
and paint the City red.
True Princes Men will always
make their way to this dinner
for tonight there are no Saints among us
all I see are sinners!
There’s young and old and in between
all different walks of life
but none are more excited than those
with a leave pass from the wife
So raise your glass to the PAOCA
it’s past, and what’s ahead
for tonight we are reminded
why it’s great to be a Red
- Paul Kapiris
Tom Nicholls (1996-2001)