2017 Annual Dinner

2017 Annual Dinner

OBA Annual Dinner 2017

Guest speaker, Daryl Upsall FInstF
I am pleased to be able to announce details of the 2017 OBA Annual Dinner. It will be held at the Boston & County Club, and the guest speaker this year will be Daryl Upsall FInstF.

You can order your dinner tickets on-line using the form at the bottom of this post.

Soon after graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, Daryl began his career working in the national and international charity sector since when he has spent some 34 years working with over 240 non-profits in some 66 countries.

He has worked with such figures as Neil Kinnock, Harold Pinter, Julie Christie and Elton John. He was kissed by General Manuel Noriega in the midst of the Nicaraguan Revolution; Harold Pinter asked him to read and comment on his latest play; he introduced Graham Greene to Peter Gabriel; he collected an award from George Michael at the MTV Awards. He says he has never had a dull moment professionally.

Since 2001 Daryl has lived in Madrid. He owns a number of consulting and recruitment agencies in Spain and elsewhere that work for the world’s largest international charities, Red Cross and UN agencies.

Daryl Upsall FInstF is one of the few Fellows of the UK Institute of Fundraising and the outgoing Vice-Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals based in Washington, DC. His proudest moment in fundraising was being personally thanked by Nelson Mandela for raising over US$2.5 million in 6 months for his election campaign…with a zero budget.

Given his biography I hope you will agree Daryl is likely to make a fine guest speaker for our 2017 dinner.

OBA Annual Dinner

Saturday 25th March 2017- 6:30pm for 7:30pm
Boston & County Club, Parkgate, Boston

Guest Speaker:  Daryl Upsall FInstF (BGS 1971-79)
Dress: Lounge Suits
Tickets £25
Contact Peter Sharman for further details (tel: 01205 353659; secretary@bostonian.org.uk)

(Catering by Julie Holland of the Boston and County Club)

Home-made Leek and Potato Soup
Warm bruschetta with goat’s cheese and red onion chutney
Fresh salmon mousse with smoked salmon on green leaves
Main Course
Boeuf Bourguignon with duchess potatoes
Roast breast of chicken with pea, bacon and parsley sauce
Sea Bass in garlic and ginger with Julienne potatoes
Vegetarian Lasagne (V)
Mushroom & Stilton Tartlet (V)
(all served with Seasonal Vegetables)
Homemade Apple Pie and Custard
Lemon Torte
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee or Tea and Mints

The dinner is open to former students of Boston Grammar School together with current and former members of staff at the school, whether or not they are members of the Old Bostonian Association. You may also buy a ticket for a guest (not necessarily being connected to BGS)
If you wish to visit the OBA Museum at the School whilst in Boston please contact Peter Sharman as above to make arrangements.

Please order your tickets as soon as possible. There are three ways to do so:

  • by sending the following details to Peter Sharman together with, or followed soon after by, a cheque payable to “Old Bostonian Association”
  • by using the form below to order your tickets via PayPal
  • via BACS; please contact Peter Sharman for the OBA bank account details

Details required:

  • Your name
  • Your years at Boston Grammar School
  • Number of tickets required
  • Your menu choice (each of three courses as above)
  • Your address and contact telephone number
  • Your email address
  • Your guest’s name
  • Your guest’s menu choice
While we cannot guarantee to seat everyone with their peer group – if you know of others attending with whom you would like to sit please name them and we will do our best.

Order form

After filling this form and clicking the “Buy Now” button you will be transferred to PayPal where, among other things you will be asked for your address. There should also be a “special instructions” field which you can use to specify other people with whom you would like to sit.

Ticket options
Your name
Your years at BGS (e.g. 1972-1977)
Your telephone no.
Your email
Your starter choice
Your main course choice
Your dessert choice
Your guest’s name
Guest starter choice
Guest main course choice
Guest dessert choice

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