Welcome to the O.S.U. Website
O.S.U. Members … please log in here and create an account in your name indicating your areas of interest and once that is done your account will be activated. After that you will have full access to the Member’ area of the website.
Welcome to the O.S.U. website, which has been designed to keep members of the Union informed of the activities that we are undertaking this year and to report on a variety of topics of interest to Old Sydneians of all ages.
The primary function of the Union is to encourage and facilitate ongoing interaction between the Alumni of Sydney Grammar School and to also assist the School. Focused around the year group reunions of five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty, forty-five, fifty, fifty-five, sixty and yes, sixty-five year reunions, means that Old Sydneians are encouraged to meet every five years for as long as they care to.
Latest Issue of Black & Gold Newsletter
The Black & Gold Newsletter
(Issue #2 December 2014 -15)
In this issue
- From the President
- O.S.U. Membership
- The O.S.U. Mentoring Program
- 2015 O.S.U. ANNUAL DINNER
- Year Reunions 2015
- Black & Gold Newsletter (Submissions)
Welcome to the latest newsletters from the OSU to help keep Old Sydneians informed about the Union and other old boys. As President I look forward to helping the OSU add value to the old boy community through our existing channels such as reunions, mentoring and OSU Scholar, but also through new initiatives.
This year we will be completing the trial 1 to 1 Mentoring program and we will continue our long running and very successful quarterly speaker series functions. We are building a stronger set of IT capabilities to bring Old Sydneians together more easily and will become more active on social media. We also plan to offer increased support to old boys’ sporting teams and hope that old boys living in major hubs such as London and New York will make contact with the local OSU chapter, via firstname.lastname@example.org as the primary contact regarding OSU Chapters
During the year the OSU will contact members for a number of reasons. Firstly to seek your help to enable the Union to better communicate with you and to help us to do so, please keep your contact details up to date by registering your details on the osu.com.au website. Secondly we will be looking, later in 2015 for mentors, to expand the OSU 1-on-1 Mentoring Program, and finally we are interested in what you think! We will be looking for input on what you feel the OSU should be delivering to members that we don’t currently.
Throughout the year I also look forward to working closely with Dr Vallance and the school to support school activities and continue the relationship that the OSU has enjoyed with the school for almost 130 years.
All past students of Sydney Grammar School are eligible for membership of the Old Sydneians’ Union and we are pleased to note that over the years almost everyone who is eligible has chosen to become a member of the Union. Current eligible membership is approximately 13,737 yet we only have email addresses for 5,802 members.
So … we need your contact details, you can be as brief or as expansive as you care to be.
Simply visit the website http://www.osu.com.au/grammar/osu-members/registration/
- enter your login name (that is your current or preferred email address) and
- chose a password (of your choice)
The O.S.U. Mentoring Program
The OSU mentoring program had its origins in 2005 when a member of the committee first suggested that there was a need for Old Sydneian’s who were either
- Commencing or progressing through university
- In the first years of their career since leaving university
- Facing career and other decisions 5 to 10 years since leaving university
to be connected with mentors in a medium term, one-on-one mentoring relationship for career guidance, advice and advocacy.
The aim of the program is to create a culture of mentorship through using the broad, diverse experience of Grammar old boys to help mentees develop a deeper understanding of their career goals and gain insights into the professional world in general to make better and more informed career decisions.
The program has been developed by considering similar programs which have operated by in Australia and overseas at leading alumni and professional bodies. It is implemented and resourced by the OSU and is strongly aligned with the OSU constitution in that it fosters fraternity amongst OSU members.
The program consists of two streams:
- A speaker series. This operates as a group networking function with speakers from the OSU membership
- One on one mentoring, where a mentor and mentee are paired for a period of at least 6 months with clear guidelines with respect to such aspects as expectations, meeting objectives and ongoing support from the OSU
The one-on-one program began in October 2014 with a pilot program which will
- Focus on the finance and banking sector
- Target OSU members 1 to 4 years out of university who are seeking guidance from mentors 10 to 20 years out
- Mentors and mentees will be given guidance documents and ongoing support
- Be evaluated prior to a broader rollout
How can you assist?
- If you have not yet done so, please indicate your interest in mentoring as either a mentor or mentee via your OSU membership preferences on the portal
- Attend a networking event
The next speaker series meeting will be held on Thursday 26th March 2015 at the Union, University and Schools Club. (25 Bent Street (cnr of Phillip Street) Sydney 2000) Details to follow
2015 O.S.U. ANNUAL DINNER
Mr Nick Pappas (OS ’78)
Date to be announced shortly
- $120 pp
- Dress: BLACK TIE
Year Reunions during 2015
for information regarding any of this year’s Reunions, please contact the Union on ++ 61 2 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
|2010 – 5 year|
|2005 – 10 year|
|2000 – 15 year|
|1995 – 20 year|
|1990 – 25 year|
|1985 – 30 year|
|1980 – 35 year|
|1975 – 40 year|
|1970 – 45 year|
|1965 – 50 year|
|1960 – 55 year|
|1955 – 60 year|
|1950 – 65 year|
|1945 -70 year|
We need your help …. input required to maintain and update our Database
The Union is constantly updating our Members Database and we ask any members who can help us find missing Old Sydneians to contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on ++ 61 2 8006 1893
The Black & Gold Newsletter
The Union will henceforth publish via e-mail and posted on the website, four issues a year and to make the Black & Gold newsletter the primary means of our communication with Old Sydneians. The Black & Gold will publish reports on year reunions and other functions as well as items of interest to our readers and we seek your contribution of articles that may interest fellow Old Sydneians (please submit any articles to email@example.com for consideration and publication). Our editorial policy for content and format are published on the O.S.U. website.
The coming issues* of The Black & Gold Newsletter are *
|Issue dates |||Deadline for submissions|
Please make all submissions in MSWord format and all Photos to be low resolution JPGs, thank you. The Editor
5 year Reunions 2015
10 - 2005 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 - 2000 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
20 - 1995 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
25 - 1990 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
30 - 1985 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
35 - 1980 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
40 - 1975 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
45 - 1970 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
50 - 1965 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
55 - 1960 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
60 - 1955 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
65 - 1950 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email email@example.com
70 - 1945 call the OSU on (02) 8006 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org