OBA Subscription Challenge Match

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OBA Subscription Challenge Match

Have you been putting off joining the Old Bostonian Association? If you join now you may double the value to the association of your first year’s subscription.

OBA member in California David J Thompson (1953-57) has kindly offered to match with a donation to the association the first year subscriptions of the next ten new members. So for just your £10 subscription you can add £20 to association funds. If ten new members join we can add £200 to association funds.

We aim to allow subscriptions to be set up via this website shortly, but don’t wait for that, act now and ask OBA Secretary Peter Sharman for a subscription form. Contact Peter at secretary@bostonian.org.uk.

The aims of the association are:

  • To promote union and good-fellowship amongst the members
  • To provide a means whereby former students may co-operate with Boston Grammar School foundation governors, the teaching staff and BGS support organisations in promoting the welfare of the school
  • To promote fellowship between the OBA and the school through sporting events and social occasions

If you are a former student of Boston Grammar School or a current or former member of staff at the school, you are eligible to join the Old Bostonian Association for just £10 per year.

As well as running sporting and social events, and publishing an annual magazine for its members, the association donates money Boston Grammar School for projects which might not otherwise come to fruition. An example is the recent construction of a paved area next to the school dining hall which has been invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing students to enjoy their lunches in relative comfort while not being allowed to eat indoors.

We also encourage BGS students and recent students to submit proposals for the association to support them in their own endeavours. We have supported budding sportsmen with money for their necessary expenditure on equipment and travel, and have helped those going on to higher education to buy expensive equipment they might not otherwise be able to afford.

David J Thompson was a student at Boston Grammar School from 1953 to 1957. At the time his parents managed the Wormgate Inn, not Goodbarns Yard in Wormgate, Boston.

David left BGS early at 15 years of age to go to London to work at the Grosvenor House Hotel. He emigrated to the United States in 1962 and now lives in Davis, California. He is a co-principal of Neighborhood Partners, LLC (NPLLC – www.npllc.org). With the National Cooperative Bank and NPLLC, David has participated in developing over 3,000 apartments of social housing that have put a welcome roof over 10,000 low income people. David has written a number of books and over 400 articles about the cooperative movement in the UK and the USA, (www.community.coop). David’s brother Philip, lives in Portland, Oregon.

(Featured photo by Philip Clayton-Thompson)

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