The Annual OPA (Europe)  AGM and Reunion Lunch


A nice lunch at St.James' Court!!

This is the second notice of the 17th AGM of the Association which will be held on Saturday the 16th July 2022 at 11.00 am, followed by a Reunion Lunch at 12.30 pm, both in the Bistro restaurant at the St James Court Hotel, 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E, Tel no +44 (0) 7834 6655 ( St James Court Hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Underground Stations, St James Park or Victoria (District, Circle or Victoria lines. (The hotel is able to provide a ramp for wheel-chair entry, and inside there is direct access to the disabled facilities of the hotel.


The AGM will be in a separate area of the Bistro where tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.


The Reunion Lunch will cost will be £50 per person to include a welcome drink served at the bar (choice of wine, beer or soft drink), a buffet for starters and main course, dessert and tea/coffee. Please note that all drinks other than the ‘welcome drink’ are to be paid for separately by attendees. The AGM and the Lunch are two separate events, and you are not obliged to attend both functions. However members attending the Lunch may take the opportunity to attend the AGM preceding it.


We need to know numbers attending as soon as possible, please, and I include a form for you to complete and return to me.


The Annual General Meeting will start at 11.00 am and will end by 12.30 pm. Since the 1st Notice sent to members on 2nd June 2022, no further items for inclusion in the Agenda have been notified to me. Thus, the Agenda is:


  1. Welcome and apologies for absence             *8) Election of Officers and Committee Members                                                                        
  2. Appointment of Chairman for meeting             9) Proposed amendments to the Rules
  3. Minutes of last AGM and matters arising       10) Update on position of SPS
  4. Hon Secretary’s Report                                 11) The Annual Subscrition
  5. Hon Treasurer’s Report                                 12) Old Paulite Association updates
  6. Hon Accountant’s Report                               13) Date of the 21st  AGM and Reunion
  7. Reappointment of Hon Accountant                14) Any other business


* The AGM of the Association shall elect the following; Hon President; Hon Vice-President(s); Hon Secretary; Hon Treasurer; Committee Members. A nomination to serve on the Committee should be accompanied by a proposer and seconder together with the agreement of the nominee. Officers are elected for a two year term, after which they are eligible for re-election.


Finally, we very much hope to see you on the 16th  July 2022.


With best wishes,

David (Medland)

Hon Secretary                                                       

2020/2021 - currently cancelled






Joe Hammond writes:


The 2017  Old Paulite Association Europe Annual General Meeting and Reunion Lunch was held on the 22nd July at the Bombay Brasserie restaurant in London. At the AGM which preceded the lunch the Committee members were joined by Paulites from over the years, and also guests Surajit Kar from the Old Paulite Association North America (OPANA), and Vik Patel, Trustee of the Darjeeling Childrens Trust.

Over seventy people then attended the Reunion Lunch which started with welcome drinks followed by a range of delicious dishes. Old Paulites from the 1940’s onwards joined friends to share happy reminiscences and camaraderie that is a mark of these joyous occasions. OPA(E) Hon Secretary David Medland presided over the event. Hon President Joe Hammond and Surajit Kar gave short summaries of the progress with the initiative Vision 2023 for St Paul’s School,and Vik Patel updated us on developments and plans for the Darjeeling Childrens Trust. The OPA(E) are fully committed to actively supporting both.

The event lasted well into the evening and was unanimously judged to have been a great success, indeed the best yet! 

Marilyn Adams, Chairperson, Darjeeling Children's Trust, kindly sends the DCT summer newsletter...


Dear Old Paulites and friends,

I attach the annual Hon Secretary's Report for the OPA (E) in advance of the AGM on Sunday 17th July 2016 (venue, 189 Piccadilly, London, W1). For those who have not as yet signed up for the Reunion Lunch following the AGM and are hoping to attend, please do so very soon.

We have our celebrated chef, Asma Khan, again preparing the lunch for us this year. Her cooking at last year’s dinner was a culinary delight and I am sure this year’s lunch will be equally tasty and enjoyable. The menu will be displayed on our website.

We also have again as our guest speaker, Hugh Heron, from the charity, The Darjeeling Children's Trust ( ) with whom we have formed an association, updating us on the work that they do with disadvantaged children in Darjeeling.

With best wishes,

David Medland – Hon. Secy.




The menu!!

You can get an idea by seeing Asma's website and also by following on Twitter @asmakhancooks

Attendance form

Keep an eye out for next year!

Lunch photos

Check out more images on the Twitter feed @oldpaulites!!