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OEA News May 2020

From sporting achievements to new appointments and retirements to serving the community during the lockdown - we bring you some more news stories from across the Network.
Committee member Steve Sharman (7555) was named in the Guernsey Press as one of the island’s foremost sport influencers. Formerly a senior figure at the England FA, Steve is now a relationship manager at the Guernsey sports commission where he has become the go-to man to solve problems. A very busy man, and described as “highly intelligent, clear-thinking and energetic”, Steve is also a on the board of Elizabeth College, on the board of the Guernsey FA and part of the Vive Vallette group.
Simon Ross (7148) has been appointed the first full-time Greffier to the States of Guernsey. Following studies at London University, Simon spent several years working in Pakistan before returning to the island to work for the civil service. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2007 and has been associated with the States Assembly since 2000. The appointment has been especially beneficial in current circumstances where States sittings have become remote; Simon has been able to discuss logistics with his counterparts in Jersey and the Isle of Man.
The Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Richard Collas (5699), held his last Royal Court via an online sitting; 28 people were virtually present including all 16 jurats. As well as being the first such court to take place, it was also the first to host participants from four jurisdictions, with all three Crown Dependencies represented plus Scotland. Sir Michael Birt, a former Bailiff of Jersey, paid tribute to Sir Richard as an outstanding Bailiff on both the judicial side and the civil States side of the role.
The Guernsey Rifle Club completed their defeat of Jersey smallbore shooting despite having only 20 active members versus over 175 active members in Jersey. The overall outstanding marksman of the season was Like Malcic (10965) who took first place with an average of 196.62 over 13 matches, an outstanding feat.
A recent article in the Guernsey Press features Guernsey Actor Barry Jones (3023). He was most noted for his roles in War and Peace with Audrey Hepburn, Appointment with Venus with David Niven, and The 39 Steps with Kenneth More where he played the baddie Professor Logan. Despite his film roles he was predominately a stage actor; Barry died at the age of 88 in Guernsey in 1981.
Adam Bayfield (9123), head of marketing at the Guille-Alles Library, will be part of the team out-and-about delivering books, audiobooks, DVDs and jigsaws to people’s doorsteps during the lockdown in Guernsey. The library remains fully engaged with community and continues with online events including reading groups, quizzes, reading challenges and a virtual Lego club.

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