The Old Vigornian Club

Established in 1895

Established by Headmaster William Bolland in 1895, The Old Vigornian Club is the alumni association for former pupils of The King's School, Worcester. All former pupils of The King’s School Worcester are 'Old Vigornians' or 'OVs'. The official Club colours are dark blue and white (the school colours) and chocolate brown; OV ties (first sold in 1900) and pashminas are available to purchase, along with other merchandise items.
 

Meetings and Dinner

Organised by a committee, which meets in Worcester three times each year, The Old Vigornian Club is responsible for an Annual Reunion Dinner, usually held in College Hall at The King's School, during the May Day bank holiday weekend. The Club's Annual General Meeting also takes place during the same weekend.

Annual Reunion Dinner

The Annual Reunion Dinner is the highlight of the OV Club's year. Around 150 OVs and guests attend this black-tie function, traditionally held in College Hall, during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The evening includes a drinks reception, sung grace and three-course dinner, followed by speeches by the President of the OV Club and The Headmaster. OVs can enjoy displays from the School Archive as well as lively conversation and the chance to meet up with old friends.

The next Annual Reunion Dinner will take place on Saturday 5th May, 2018 in College Hall at The King's School, Worcester. 

Annual General Meeting

The Club's AGM, held around the same time as the Annual Reunion Dinner in May, elects the OV President and ratifies OV Club accounts and Committee decisions. This is an opportunity for any OV to raise an issue, stand for election or hold the Committee to account.

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

The date and time of the 2018 AGM will be published later in the year. Items of business for inclusion in the agenda, as well as apologies, can be sent to honsec@oldvigornians.org.uk 

Working Together

In addition, the committee supports the work of the Foundation Development & Alumni Relations Office, particularly with support to the Bursary Campaign, which seeks to provide funding for forty, full-fee bursary places (as intended by King Henry VIII) in time for the School's 500th anniversary in 2041.

The Vigornian Magazine

The school magazine, The Vigornian, includes news from OVs and is distributed to subscribers. Most OVs receive copies of The Vigornian magazine for the first ten years after leaving school; thereafter, this subscription can be renewed for five or ten years. Subscriptions can be renewed by contacting the Hon Sec, OV Club, c/o Foundation Development & Alumni Relations Office, The King’s School, Worcester, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL.

OV Club Committee

The OV Club Committee meets three times each year and is responsible for managing the business of the OV Club including organising the Annual Reunion Dinner.

2017-18 Committee and Officers

President: Julia Annable                  
Vice-President: Vacant                                                 
Chairman: Richard Underwood                                         
Hon. Secretary:                                               
Hon. Treasurer: John Potter                                                        
Member Emeritus: Alec Mackie

Committee Members

Roy Padden
Mike Page
Will Kerton
Jon Marchant
Helen Kennedy
Simon Cronin
Claire Andrews
Nick Clark
Nick Stephens

Headmaster: Matthew Armstrong                                          

King’s School Alumni Representative: Sophie Borrillo-McLellan

 The next meeting of the OV Club Committee is due to take place on Tuesday 27 February, 2018 at 17.30 in the Vigornian Room at The King's School, Worcester. 

For further information, please e-mail: honsec@oldvigornians.org.uk                                      

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