Nineth Reunion - 2006 - Canberra
|Tom Lawlor, Barry Hansen|
|Teryy O'Brien with Mike Dohert's daughters|
|Jenny O'Brien (hidden), Maureen Philp, Br John Meehan|
|Hilda Lawlor, Meg Kelly|
|Marj Hansen, Remo and Naomi Bianco, Jenny O'Brien|
|Kevin Lane, John Emery, Mike Doherty|
|Peter Lawler, Brian Philp|
|Joan Lawler, Mary Emery, Mike Doherty, Peter Lawler|
|Our Hosts: Pat and Mike Doherty|
About thirty attended this reunion. Vigil Mass on Saturday at Marist College chapel followed by dinner at Southern Cross Club. BBQ lunch on Sunday.
Tenth Reunion - 2007 - Sunshine Coast
|Br Julian Quinlan, Brian Philp|
|Margaret Irvin, Jenny O'Brien, Marj Hansen|
|Br Red Casey, Greg Parnham, Mike Doherty|
|John Kelly, Peter Lawler,|
|Jan and Brian Greaves|
|Eleanor Parnham (centre), Michael and Jenne Pereira|
|Bernadette and John Quinlan|
|Joan and Peter Lawler|
|Christine Rolls, Meg Kelly|
|Marj and Barry Hansen|
|Brian, Clare and Maureen Philp|
|Ken and Christine Rolls|
|Maureen Philp, Lois Lane|
|Kevin and Lois Lane|
|Margaret and Kevin Irvin|
|Mike and Pat Doherty|
|Caloundra Chorus: Kevin Lane, Brian Philp, Terry O'Brien, Brian Greaves|
Back Row: Maureen Keating, Ken Keating, Les Jones, Frank Loughland, Tom Lawlor, Brian Philp (RIP), John Kelly, Marj Hansen, Meg Kelly, Ken Rolls
Middle Row: Bev Jones, Louris Loughland, Joan Lawler, Hilda Lawlor, Maureen Philp, Pat Doherty, Christine Rolls
Front Row: Mike Doherty, Mich Brown, Peter Lawler, Barry Hansen, Br Maurie Quinlan (Sydney)Not present for photo: Br Bertinus, Br Aiden, Br Doug Walsh, Br Eugene Dwyer, Br Justin Guthrie, Br Peter Bourke, Brian and Jan Greaves.
The Marist Brothers have always provided encouragement and support for these reunions, and many of the Brothers have attended them. This is remarkable in that it is not generally acceptable for former aspirants of religious orders who since have returned to secular life to gather in this way.
Reunions since then have been held further afield and were hosted by a local member as indicated below.
The following are details of the thirteen reunions held to date:
1st: 1980 - Drusilla - September
2nd: 1984 - Kilmore - September at Assumption College
3rd: 1988 - Drusilla - 24 and 25 September
4th: 1992 - Drusilla - 3 and 4 October
5th: 1996 - Drusilla - 5 and 6 October
6th: 2000 - Drusilla -23 and 24 September
7th: 2003 - Drusilla - 8 and 9 November
8th: 2005 - Adelaide - 16 and 17 April at Sacred Heart College hosted byTerry O'Brien (Drusilla 49)
9th: 2006 - Canberra - 22 and 23 April hosted by Mike Doherty (Drusilla 51) and Pat.
10th: 2007 - Sunshine Coast - 15 till 17 May hosted by Greg Parnham (Drusilla 52) and Eleanor.
11th: 2008 - Leeton - 30 September till 2 October at St Francis de Sales College, organised by John Kelly, Brian Philp and Barry Hansen (all Drusilla 51). Thanks to Jim and Sue Kidman of Leeton for their assistance.
12th: 2010 - Mittagong - 13 April till 16 April at the Hermitage (old Novitiate), organised by John Kelly, Brian Philp and Barry Hansen (all Drusilla 51).
[See full report of this reunion under separate post " 2010 Reunion"]..
13th : 2011 - Templestowe - 27 September till 30th September at Holy Cross Centre (Passionists)
[See full report of this reunion under separate post "2011 Reunion"]
In 1990 on November 6th (Melbourne Cup Day) a local reunion was held in Kilmore at the Royal Oak Hotel, organised by Brian Greaves (Drusilla 49) and John Kelly (Drusilla 51). After the pub they adjourned to Kelly's place in Lumsden Street Kilmore.
And some of the 1954 Novitiate group attended a 50th Anniversary gathering at "The Hermitage" at Mittagong in 2004.