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OEA News: September 2020

News from around the network.
Lyndon Trott (6722) has been appointed as an independent trustee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) trust funds; he was short-listed following expressions of interest in the role from its 17,000 members. "This is clearly an honour and privilege for me personally, but in particular for our jurisdiction as it is the first time that one of our members has held this office.” He will be working alongside the Secretary-General and the Treasurer of CPA International for a three-year term. In addition, Lyndon, currently Vice President of the Policy & Resources Committee, will be standing for re-election in the upcoming 2020 island wide election.
Alastair Chalmers (10185) has been crowned the new British men’s 400m hurdles champion in Manchester earlier this month. He was a clear winner posting a time of 49.66 secs in a field of “really high-class athletes”.
Christopher Jehan (8171) has been appointed as president of the Guernsey branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment; he joined the CISI in 2000, becoming a charted fellow in 2014. With a career in the financial services industry panning 25 years, Christopher founded Midshore consulting in 2016, with operations in Guernsey and Florida. As well as CISI, Christopher is the Chair of the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association and is a council member of the Guernsey International Business Association.
Congratulations to Graham Hall (6733) and Mike Banfield (4819) who completed the recent Castle Swim – Mike was awarded the Bill Green Memorial Trophy as the oldest participant at the age of 88.
DLM Architects has appointed Oliver Toussaint (10872) as a Part 1 graduate trainee; Managing Director David De La Mare (8578) congratulated Ollie, with his appointment at a time when the firm has a number of large and exiting projects.
Mike Martel (4952) has decided not to take part in this month’s reconstituted ‘mini’ Imperial full-bore shooting meeting at Bisley due to the challenging Covid restrictions. His first appearance at the Imperial was in 1957, and he has only missed 2 meetings in the last 60 plus years – a remarkable track record – and it means he will miss out on his tally of 60 meetings.
There’s a new woman at the helm of Rise & Shine, breakfast networking club for small and medium sized businesses. Nicole Bromley (9093), owner of social media consultancy Copper Communications,  has recently taken the reigns of the club – meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Muse in St Peter Port.
Further congratulations to Will Bodkin (9638) who won the recent Guernsey Butterfield Half Marathon in a time of 72min 35sec. Despite the poor weather conditions at the start of the race, Will also posted a personal best time which was all the more impressive as it was his competitive debut at the distance.

The Dead Donkey Club summer event had been due to take place in March, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic was put on hold.  However, thanks to our #GuernseyTogether team, we were able to unexpectedly reschedule and a group of forty Club members gathered at the Bella Luce on 12 August to enjoy a “Gintroduction” experience at the Bella Luce Hotel.  Geoff Dorey (4992), the Donkey-in-Chief, and his guests were given an overview of the history of gin, and a tasting of a variety of London Dry style gins accompanied by a Wheadon’s & tonic, and finished off with a delicious two-course dinner in the restaurant.

OEA Football
The OEA v EC 1st and 2nd XI football matches have been arranged for Friday 25th September.  They will be played at the College Field with a 6pm kick off.  For anyone interested in playing please contact Steve Sharman (7555) on 07960148377 or

Guernsey OEA Dinner 2020
As we hope you are now aware, the Guernsey OEA dinner for 2020 will now take place in the Regency Room at the OGH Hotel on Friday 13th November. Pre-dinner drinks will take place in the College Hall, commencing 6.45pm, with dinner being served at 7.30pm. The Guest of Honour is Peter Ferbrache (5823) and tickets are priced at £50 per head. Bookings can be made on the OEA website and group bookings for a table of 10 can be made with the Foundation Office. This is always a popular event so book early to avoid disappointment!

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