The Old Boys' Union
The Inaugural Meeting of St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union took place on 15th October 1927, presided over by the First Rector, very Rev. Fr. D.J. Nicholas Perera O.M.I. It is worth recalling that the idea of forming themselves into a union came from the Old Boys themselves, a few months after the name change from St. Joseph’s College South to St. Peter’s College which was officially promulgated on 2nd April 1927. From 1927 to 1977, a period of 50 years, the Rector functioned as the ex-officio President of the Old Boys’ Union.
In 1977, Rev. Fr. Francis Madiwela mooted the idea of electing a President from among the lay membership of the Old Boys’ union, with Rector becoming the patron of the Union. Accordingly, a 3-man Sub Committee comprising J. A. R. Felix, C.E. Maurice Perera and George Wijesinghe was appointed to draft a new constitution incorporating the new proposal. This new constitution was adopted on the 4th December 1977, and J.A.R. Felix was elected as the first President of the Old Boys’ Union.
Today, with a long history spanning over 90 years the old Boys’ Union consists of a membership numbering in the thousands of dedicated loyal old Peterites committed to the betterment of their alma mater. The Union takes pride in this fact spelled out in its objectives laid out in the constitution.
To keep the past students of St. Peter’s College in a purposeful relationship with their Alma Mater and thereby maintain within them and among them a spirit of loyalty to their Alma Mater.
To obtain the advice, support and co-operation of past students in all matters affecting St. Peter’s College, particularly:
In promoting the advancement, progress and welfare of St. Peter’s College.
In promoting and advancing the educational, cultural, recreational, social and economic welfare of the students of St. Peter’s College.
To promote and advance the economic and general welfare of past students of St. Peter’s College.
To enable those senior students of St. Peter’s College to acquaint themselves with the members of the Union, in order to engender a spirit of friendship which would help those younger members to contribute wholeheartedly towards the future welfare and continuity of the Union after they have left College.
The affairs of the OBU are managed by the Committee of Management headed by the President elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Union. The AGM is held on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Peter (29th June) and the financial year of the OBU starts from the 31st March each year.
www.stpetersobu.com -The official website of the OBU and a comprehensive hub for updates of the Old Boy’s Union of St. Peter’s College including news on events, foundations, batch groups and overseas branches. The OBU membership application form is also available for download from the membership page.
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