Booking for the 2017 Reunion Dinner

Annual Reunion Dinner Friday 20th October 2017

The PPU committee have decided to introduce a few changes to this year’s Annual Reunion Dinner. For a variety of reasons, and also due to a number of requests, we have decided to bring forward the event by about 4 weeks to Friday October 20th. This year’s dinner is being held in The Croke Park Hotel, Jones’s Road, where we will enjoy very good facilities, an excellent multi choice menu and free parking.

The maximum number of people we can accommodate this year is 150. We have also set a target of having all attendees paid well in advance of the night. This will help greatly in avoiding the situation we have encountered over the past years whereby people say they will pay at the door but then simply do not turn up.   In line with this target, we are also setting up a refund process, whereby people who pay well in advance, but subsequently have to cancel, will be refunded fully provided they notify us not later than one week in advance of the dinner.

The cost for the night has been retained at €50, you can book from today forward and the following are the payment methods.

A. By Cheque or Postal Order

  1. Send a cheque/postal order, made payable to the OCSPPU to: Mick Murphy, 125 Ardilaun, Portmarnock, Co Dublin.
  2. Please send a note with the payment highlighting the year you left OCS or the group of people you would like to be seated with at the dinner.
  3. Lastly, please send a quick e-mail to OCSPPU@gmail.com to let us know we should expect a payment.

B. By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

  1. At a bank branch or from your PC
    • Account Name OCSPPU
    • IBAN: IE91 AIBK 93105568979079
    • BIC: AIBKIE2D
  2. On the bank narrative make sure to state your name and the Year you left OCS (e.g. J Doheny 1972
  3. When you have made/submitted the transfer please make sure to e-mail OCSPPU@gmail.com to let us know that you have booked and made a payment and also highlight the year/table you would like to be seated at.

C. By using an AIB bank lodgement ATM

  1. Lodge cash or a cheque at a counter or a lodgement ATM in any AIB branch (The PPU account is with AIB)
    • Sort Code 931055
    • Account Number 68979079
    • For the reference/narrative make sure to state your name and the Year you left OCS (e.g. J Doheny 1972)
  2. When you have made/submitted the transfer please make sure to e-mail OCSPPU@gmail.com to let us know that you have booked and made a payment and also highlight the year/table you would like to be seated at.

Membership of OCSPPU

APPEAL FOR PAYMENT OF A MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION

YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF OCS PPU FOR AS LITTLE AS €20 PER YEAR

 

The O’Connell Schools’ Past Pupils’ Union (OCS PPU) is 80 years in existence. One of the principal aims of the Union is to financially support the school through the establishment of a Benevolent Fund.

The funds we raise through the Annual Mass, the Annual Dinner and through membership subscriptions from existing Members go to help disadvantaged pupils who attend the school. The Benevolent Fund is administered by our school Principal, Gerry Duffy.

The assistance given by the PPU is used to help pay for

  • School uniforms and books
  • Exam fees
  • The breakfast club
  • Annual Christmas hampers

Apart from assisting the students, membership of the PPU also provides a great social opportunity of meeting old school pals and renewing friendships.

Subscriptions have dropped to less than €500 per annum, with only 67 past pupils currently making an annual contribution. To ensure the survival of the PPU we need to see a substantial increase in the number of people willing to pay a small yearly contribution – €20 (More if you wish).

We absolutely appreciate everyone’s support over the years, but we would really like to increase our contribution to the school as well as providing additional social opportunities for past pupils to stay in contact and meet.

A very special thanks to those of you already paying an annual subscription, but could we ask you please to update your standing order to increase your contribution.

To everyone else, we would be most appreciative if you could make the yearly contribution by filling out the attached Standing Order form or by setting up a standing order online using the PPU account information on the attached form.

Sincere thanks

Tony Connellan

President OCSPPU

Standing Order Form No 2 Account

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Booking for 2016 Reunion Dinner

Payment for the PPU Annual Dinner in the Gresham Hotel on Friday 18th November 2016 7.30pm

Payment amount: €50 – however, we have an “early bird” rate of €45 if you make the payment before Friday 4th November

 You can pay by Cheque, Postal Order or by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

  • By Cheque or Postal Order
  1. Send a cheque/postal order, made payable to the OCSPPU to; John Doheny, 69 Templeroan Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 D16 C9K4
  2. Please send a note with the payment highlighting the year you left OCS or the group of people you would like to be seated with at the dinner.
  3. Lastly, please also send John a quick e-mail to let him know he should expect a payment in the post:  johndoheny.rag@gmail.com
  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  1. At a bank branch or from your PC

Account Name OCSPPU

IBAN IE91 AIBK 93105568979079

BIC is AIBKIE2D

On the bank narrative make sure to state your name and the Year you left OCS (e.g. J Doheny 1972)

2.  When you have made/submitted the transfer make sure to e-mail John Doheny to let him know that you have booked and made a payment: johndoheny.rag@gail.com

 

If you cannot pay using either of these methods but would like to attend, it is possible to pay €50 on the night of the dinner. However, you must let us know and book your place in advance by e-mailing John Doheny at johndoheny.rag@gmail.com or phoning him on 087 811 6502.

On the night of the dinner, we will have a list of people who have made contact and booked a place with John Doheny or any of the other PPU committee members. As we are limited to a maximum of 180 people, if you do not book in advance, unfortunately we cannot guarantee a place at the dinner on the night.