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Trinity News : August 2011
TRINITY NEWS 51 MENTESM ULT AECONSILIUMUNUMTGSOTU 606070 TRINITY NEWS 51 MENTESMULTA EC ONSILIUMUNUMTGSOTU still working as General Manager of Chemist Outlet group of pharmacies. Looking forward to retirement soon, so will have time then to catch up with old friends. Peter Baynes (’67) still operating Sun-Air Bus Service on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Not sailing as much these days, but that will change. Is a grandfather for the first time and enjoying the experience. Paul Lam (’68) is a family physician in Sydney and a Tai Chi teacher since 1976. He is dedicated to promoting Tai Chi for health and well-being and has participated in publishing peer-reviewed journals for research projects relating to this and health improvement. He has composed several programmes that are supported by Foundations around the world, including that of Arthritis Foundations in the USA, Australia, Singapore and the UK. By the end of 2010, over two million people around the world have learned and benefited from these programmes. Many Government bodies have contracted and consulted him to utilise Tai Chi for health programmes in the community, including the NZ National Government (People’s Assn), NSW, Victoria and SA State governments. He has written four books: “Overcoming Arthritis”, “Tai Chi for Beginners”, “Tai Chi for Diabetes” and “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively”. For more information about Dr Lam go to the link: http://taichiproductions.com/articles/individual_ article.php?id=36 John Lynch (’69) recently retired (November 2009) after 40 years at Port Kembla Steelworks, having pursued three main careers during that time. Started as a metallurgist, switched to mechanical engineering and then the last 24 years in writing, implementing and supporting computerised maintenance management systems in Australia and New Zealand. Since retiring, has travelled to Great Britain, Europe, Malaysia (Borneo and Sabah) and very soon will add Canada and Alaska to the list. Between overseas trips has travelled around Australia by caravan. 1970s Donald West (’ 72) after five years in accounting, trained as an Anglican minister and now lives in Perth. Is Principal of Trinity Theological College, which is non- denominational. With his wife, Athena, whom he married in 1978, they have three daughters and one grandchild. Selwyn Leodoro (’73) is currently attached to the Office of the Speaker of Parliament of Vanuatu, and as such advises the Speaker on Political matters affecting the Parliament of Vanuatu. Previously was the Private Secretary to the Head of State of Vanuatu, H E Kalkot Matas Kelekele 2007-2009. Before that worked as Political Adviser to various Governments since 1980. Selwyn was also heavily involved in the struggle for Independence with Fr. Walter Hadye Lini who spearheaded that struggle from 1970 to 1980, then became Prime Minister during the period 1980-1991. The Republic of Vanuatu has undergone a lot of developments and changes since Independence and Selwyn was privileged to have played a small but effective role in all of it. He says that he attributes his successful career at the top echelon of Vanuatu (and Pacific) Politics to the time spent at Trinity Grammar School in 1969-1973, where he believed God had picked him and moulded his personality accordingly. He would like to invite his friends from the Class of 1973, including David Keech, Alain Mathieu, Maxton-Graham (Mango) and Jeffrey Tsang, to come and visit sometime in Vanuatu (Port Vila) and catch up on the last 38 years of all their lives. When Selwyn left TGS he attended a Science Course at the University of the South Pacific in 1974, but suspended studies (Medicine) to return to his country to join the struggle for Independence. During 1975-1980 worked and trained with the British Administration there in the Public Service and Politics. He has four children and adopted two others. They are all married now except the youngest, who turns eleven in this year. Glenn Hughes (’74) is currently running his own business in OHS and Risk management. Says now that the children are off their hands to a certain extent, he and his wife intend to get the travel bug over the next few years. Having been involved with aviation for some time, the intention is also to travel Australia by small private aircraft, getting to see those areas off the normal tourist track. Virat Songsermsawasdi (’75) returned to Bangkok after finishing Year 12 and then went onto Sydney Technical College/Graphic Arts to learn all about printing and subsequently move into the family business. Returned to Sydney in 1984 for his honeymoon and then in 1992 with his first child and did an Australian/NZ tour. The eldest daughter has a Bachelor of Micro Science from Chula University and the other daughter is in her second year in Board of Psychology at Chula University. The son is in Year 10 at St Gabriel College in Bangkok and wants to be a doctor. Can be contacted on email at email@example.com David Bennett (’76) joined Bankers Trust Australia in 1978 after a year of full time uni. Held many roles and positions with BT until the Investment banking business was purchased by Macquarie Bank in 1999. Currently holds the position of Executive Director, Macquarie Capital. Married Jane and has three Daughters (Jennifer, Kate and Rebecca). Ronald Jarrett (’77) has lived in Ipswich QLD for the past 21 Years. Employed with the Family Law Courts in Brisbane as Business Systems Development Officer and married with four children. Scott Smith (’78) between Meriden and Rowen Kelly (’66) Managing Director of Kelly and Sons Real Estate, playing a key role in the market dominance of this major inner city/ inner west agency. Rowen is involved with many associations and committees, having joined the family business in 1966. He is one of Sydney’s foremost auctioneers, having personally conducted more than 15,000 auction submissions of all types of real estate, including residential, industrial, commercial, retail, investment and rural. His property market knowledge is keenly sought by radio, newspaper and television managements. He has conducted numerous charity auctions around the State, including the super events for the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation helping to raise over $1 million in front of audiences of between 1,200-1 ,500 guests, including the current and former Prime Ministers of Australia. Among the many highlights of Rowen’s property career has been the negotiation of the sale of a Sussex Street commercial office building in Sydney’s CBD for $32 million in 1989. While at Trinity Rowen represented the School in the CAS Athletics, Tennis, Swimming and the 1st XV Rugby. Bill Nicol (’67) after several years in print and broadcast journalism, has written a couple of books - “Timor: the Stillborn Nation,” updated as “Timor: A Nation Reborn” for Timor’s independence; and “McBride: Behind the Myth.” Has spent the past three decades as a consultant to government and the private sector in Australia and abroad and completed a final assignment as a Senior Advisor to the Indonesian Government for the reconstruction of Aceh and Nias after the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 and is currently writing a book on this experience. In its final stages, “The Tsunami Chronicles” examines the managerial challenges and global politics of disaster reconstruction. Bruce Lorking (’67) is married with two teenage daughters and two adult daughters. Is living on the Central Coast at Wamberal and