The Inaugural Dick Spann Circle Founding Members’ Dinner was held in College on Wednesday 6 July.
The Dick Spann Circle is a new Foundation initiative, the aim of which is to encourage alumni to make a bequest in favour of the Foundation and thereby enable increased scholarship programs and assist with funding of future infrastructure needs. The Circle is named in honour of Professor R N Spann, Vice-Principal and Senior Fellow at College from 1954-1981, who himself bequeathed to the College 12,000 volumes from his personal library of literature, history and philosophy.
Founding Members in attendance at the Dinner were those who have already informed the College that they have made a bequest in favour of the Foundation. All alumni and friends who make a bequest to the Foundation prior to the end of 2011 will also be eligible to become Founding Members.
The evening was a resounding success hosted by Foundation Chairman, Richard Dougan. Deputy Chairman Andrew Murray presented an overview of The Dick Spann Circle and its goals and thanked those present for their generous support. Principal Wayne Erickson gave an inspiring address entitled The College Today and into the Future.
Entertainment was provided by undergraduate residents Hannah Reid (Fr 2010) and Aaron Price (Fr 2009) on vocals and guitar, and by Postgraduates residents Neil Saunders & Melissa-Kelly Franklin on Piano and Flute.
All in all it was a marvellous evening of friendship and camerarderie and a very worthwhile new initiative was commenced.
Photos courtesy of Flora Stekelorom.