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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

In accordance with the duties of the association's Almoner, the Old Dartmothians have again this year maintained their usual distribution of Christmas cards, and a cash donation, to all widows of deceased members who live locally. In addition, the four Care Homes within the Dartmouth district, have received their usual Christmas Chocolates and Biscuits.

Our thanks go to Di Waycott, who packages these presents for presentation to the Care Homes.

 Christmas Present PNG Pic

2020 Year End Message from Ron Lambden, ODA President

 

royal avenue gardens xmas 2020 8x5Dear fellow Dartmothians,
alas another year has passed and our association has been largely kept apart due to the ongoing pandemic.
For the most part, our scheduled plans have had to be put on hold, no Regatta, no Reunion dinner, no Mayflower 400 and our projects to enhance and maintain our beautiful surroundings had to be postponed until next year.
Around the town, and the Royal Avenue Gardens in particular, the sight of all the Festive lighting and Christmas trees bring joy and hope for for a better 2021, well done and thanks to all concerned. Special thanks must go to our Website designer, Nigel Punchard for his skill in managing it for the members to use. So I will ask everyone, near and far away, to make contact with news of where you are, how you are, and re-kindle old friendships, especially if you have lost touch with fellow members.
I know our Hon. Sec. Richard Rendle would be delighted to hear from us all, so please get in touch. We can of course make contact with him on his email address also,  Hon. Sec. 
I would like to end by wishing all Old Dartmothians a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
Stay safe ! 

Ron Lambden.
Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Photos

MEMBER & COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2020-21

It was very much hoped that The Old Dartmothians could once again be able to hold our bi-monthly Commitee and Member meetings in the very near future, however, owing to the latest Government Ruling regarding groups of six or more, clearly we are unable to convene until the situation changes.
We will endeavour to keep all members informed via email, and this website, as soon as conditions allow.
Stay Safe everybody.
Richard Rendle.
Secretary.
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shipindockinnlogoThe Old Dartmothians' Association was founded in the Ship 'n' Dock Inn, on the Friday of Dartmouth Regatta in 1923, by four Dartmothians. Their intention was to form a fellowship of Dartmouth men over the age of eighteen, who would cherish their relationship with the town of Dartmouth, and could help to enhance the lives of the townsfolk, even though some of them may have moved away to live elsewhere.

So does that mean the association is only meant only for the elderly townsmen? Well the answer is most definitely NO! The word old has many meanings when used in particular contexts, and in this case we think that it was intended to be interpreted as "Denoting someone who formerly attended, or lived/lives in, a specified place. e.g. as in ‘an old Etonian’. and not someone who is aged.

CONTACT

If you are someone who would like to participate in helping to fulfil the aims of the association, then please read the information contained in the Membership  page. If you would like to drop in at one of the meetings and find out more, then you could attend one of the following meetings that are held at the Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PH. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tuesday of the following months commencing at 7:30pm as follows, January, March, May, July (AGM) September, November. Also, any potential new member who would like to just have an informal meet and greet chat could join several of the present members who meet at the Royal Castle Hotel on a Friday morning from approximately 10.30 am.