Old Dartmothians' Association President John Mitchelmore, presents a cheque for £500 to Akela, Sue Larner of the 1ST Dartmouth Scout Group.
The money will be used towards refurbishing the toilets and shower facilities at the Scout H.Q. in Dartmouth.
Akela Sue Larner is also the Deputy District Commissioner for the South Hams Scout District.
Photo by Robert Waycott
The Old Dartmothians' Association was founded in the Ship 'n' Dock Inn, on the Friday of Dartmouth Regatta in 1923,by four Dartmothians. Their intention was to form a fellowship of Dartmouth men over the age of eighteen, who would cherish their relationship with the town of Dartmouth, and could help to enhance the lives of the townsfolk, even though some of them may have moved away to live elsewhere.
So does that mean the association is only meant only for the elderly townsmen? Well the answer is most definitely NO! The word old has many meanings when used in particular contexts, and in this case we think that it was intended to be interpreted as "Denoting someone who formerly attended, or lived/lives in, a specified place. e.g. as in ‘an old Etonian’. and not someone who is aged.
If you are someone who would like to participate in helping to fulfil the aims of the association, then please read the information contained in the Membership page. If you would like to drop in at one of the meetings and find out more, then you could attend one of the following meetings that are held at the Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PH1. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tuesday of the following monthscommencing at 7:30pm as follows, January, March, May, July (AGM) September, November. Also, any potential new member who would like to just have an informal meet and greet chat could join several of the present members who meet at the Royal Castle Hotel on a Friday morning from approximately 10.30 am.
WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE FOR THE ODA UPDATED 02-6-2019