The Society Annual Dinner is now set for June 22nd at The Grange Suite, Littleover Derby. A change from the normal date of November which will allow the event to be more inclusive and we hope attract recent society members, school staff and guests.
We have opened up the event to include guests of members this year, so please try and book a table for you and your friends and family
The reception will, weather permitting, be held on the terrace at The Grange, on what we hope will be a beautiful summers evening.
We look forward to seeing as many of you at this event as possible.
The application form can be downloaded here.
Our memoirs competition has now closed and we will be judging the entries very shortly.
Thank you to all the members that sent in their memories of time at school.
We will be posting the winning entry after we have judged all the entries and over time we aim to post other entries received.
Once again thank you for all your efforts.
Moving Forward in 2019
2018 is now in the dim and distant past and we as a society must look forward to the future throughout this year and beyond.
Our competition has got off to a cracking start with entries being received only two days after the launch, the last one being from New Zealand! Please keep the entries coming in. If you want further details about the competition take a look at the Latest News Page on this site
We are also looking at the timing of our events this year to see where we can be more flexible with dates to allow greater inclusion of students, staff and former students of Derby Grammar School. We will also be reaching out to the school PTA so as to include them in our event invitations.
Keep watching this site for more news and updates about the society and what is planned for 2019.
Number of Members now Registered
Memories of Old school
As a society of Old Derbeians, we have an archive of photographs of our time at school. We try to display these on our site in various places to evoke memories for our visitors to the site. See our Gallery page for more…..
Regular reunions are held with boys who attended the school together, These are a great source of comradeship and you are encouraged to join in with a reunion or indeed, start one of your own…..
Supporting Derby Grammar School
Our links with Derby Grammar School continue to thrive and we feel that 2019 will see another milestone in our work to include all present, and former pupils and also staff within the society…..
How best to use the new website…..
For some time now we have been promising a new fresh look for our website and social networks. Well even getting into social networking is a great leap forward for the society so we are really excited to be moving ahead with the changes.
Having canvassed members to
guage what they wanted to see, we have put together the new site which has been receiving great reviews and praise form our members.
So what’s new?
Add Your Comments Feature – Here
you cancomment on other members’ posts. A great feature which we hope you will use to good effect. Just head over to the Latest News Page and see the articles being posted. You can comment on these articles and have your voice heard on the site.
A more regular newsletter feature – Instead of the one a year newsletter, we are now sending out a monthly mailshot to all members with relevant and up to date news and information. Again this falls in line with members wishes for more up to date information.
PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILSHOT.
We are working hard on the photo galleries, which were a little neglected on the old site, so please bear with us on this. You will also have the opportunity to upload photos you may have to the site either on the blog or to be sent to our archivist for inclusion in a gallery. More on this later.
Our committee principals now have their
personalisedODs email address connected to the site which allows them to keep their personal email address separate. This is a great feature for them and allows you to have your mail directed to the individual committee member able to deal with your request. Just use our main contact form and you will see the drop downlist of points of contact.
Our Online Shop is now open where you can purchase ODs merchandise and gifts.