Methody Collegians was founded in 2003 as a result of the merger of the Methodist College Belfast Old Girls and Old Boys Associations. We aim to help Collegians keep in touch with each other and to support the College and its past and present pupils.
The Methody Collegians has a rolling programme each year of everything from golf tournaments, lunches and dinners with entertaining, expert speakers to table quizzes testing our knowledge (or lack thereof) on esoteric subjects. All are an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones, so we’d be delighted if you join us at one, some or all of the regular annual events.
We hope to start our lunches again in September and November and a Christmas Lunch on the 6th December 2021. We are also hoping to have an AGM at the end of June 2021. *All these events are subject to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted.
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|Office Bearers 2021-2022|
|Senior Vice President||Michael Megarry|
|Honorary Secretary||Gerry Beamish|
|Membership Secretary||Joanne Mehaffy|
|Hon. Treasurer||Anne Millar|
|2018-2019||Richard Finlay & Karen McCrea|
|2015-2016||Prof Sir Desmond Rea|
|2012-2014||His Honour Judge David Smyth QC|
Events in the next year will depend on how COVID, and the related restrictions, develop. We are going to start gently by simply planning to hold our regular lunches, the Christmas lunch, and the annual dinner. We hope that as many as possible of you will attend to support these events as we try to get our organisation up and running again.
Our next lunch will be on Friday 5 November, at Deramore, when the speaker will be the new Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kate Nicholl, a former pupil of the school.
The Christmas lunch will be held in the Ulster Reform Club on 8 December. Numbers were a little down when it was last held two years ago, so we are hoping for a good attendance this year, subject, of course, to the dreaded COVID.
We will give notice later of the lunches after Christmas. However, we have set a date for the annual dinner. As you will know, we had planned to hold it in the Whitla Hall in 2020, until we had to cancel it, and no dinner was possible this year. We now plan to hold it in the Whitla Hall on Friday 1 April 2022, when the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has agreed to be the guest speaker. She has a long history of interest in education, having been a Professor of Criminal Law, Director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s, the first female pro-vice-chancellor of Queen’s, and she is now the Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin. It is the hope of the committee that holding the dinner in the school for the first time will encourage a big attendance.
Collegians started in 1899 and as an entity ceased in 1999. A history gathered over a number of years now exists. Click the link below for more information: collegiansclub.org