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CLUB71 SEEKS HELP WITH PAST STUDENT SEARCH

Members of Club71 are seeking the whereabouts of seven former students of their final-year class, in the lead-up to their 50-year reunion function at the MCG on December 2.

The students sought by Club71 - a not for profit organisation established to maintain connection and provide support for past students who had or would have completed Year 12 at Parade’s Bundoora campus in 1971 - are as follows;

John Hilton Barclay, John Patrick Foley, Christopher Damian Gates, Peter Gerard Massey, Stephen John McNamara, Richard Allan O’Neill and Geoffrey Joseph Stapleton.

The Old Paradians’ Association has already been able to assist with the location of three other final-year students of 1971 whose whereabouts were previously unknown - Robert Holt, Michael McLaughlin (now living in Huntley, Illinois) and Michael Wilson – and Club71 (whose members are pictured here at its AGM at Bulleen's Veneto Club in March) is exhausting all efforts to locate its missing former students.

“We are hoping for a great evening in the MCC committee room overlooking the ‘hallowed turf’ of the MCG,” Club71 President Garry Henshall said.

“Initial indications are for over 60 persons, with a number of interstate classmates indicating an eagerness to attend. We have had indications of attendance from WA, NSW and QLD, so it promises to be a terrific night.

“We are providing a full three-course meal along with all drinks, with Club71 subsidising the evening. This means attendees will only need to pay a registration charge of $30.00.

“Feedback from classmates has been extremely positive, with comments such as ‘Wouldn’t miss it for the world’, ‘Really looking forward to catching up with old mates, and ‘Never come to Melbourne, but will certainly make the effort to be at this reunion’.”

Club71 is a not for profit organisation established to maintain connection and provide support for past students who had or would have completed Year 12 at Parade’s Bundoora campus in 1971.

If you have any contact details (email, residential address and/or mobile phone numbers for the abovementioned missing final-year students, please send details via email to info@club71.org.au

Further information can be found at www.Club71.org.au.