60 years 'n older -  St Leo's Old Boys Christmas 'catch-up' and celebration of the life of John Sheely

Commodore Hotel - 206 Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point (9 mins walk SW of North Sydney train station)
Private Dining Room A
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 - 6pm start to "lights out" 10pm

This email sent on 4 Nov '17 explains the reasons for cancelling this function

Phil Johnston, Class of '69 -

*        has booked Private Dining Room A which accommodates 50 seated; and

*        has provided a $250 surety to Kitty at The Commodore - seemingly SLOBs' reputation for disruption has drifted twenty clicks south of The Bluey.

Apart from attending to catch-up with old, really old, school chums, we will celebrate the life of a popular secondary school teacher, John Sheely, who passed away last March.  The Mr. Chips of St. Leo's "in the Swinging Sixties".

Three years ago, several of us celebrated John (Mr.) Sheely's 80th birthday lunch at The Kirribilli Club.

John Nicholson has agreed to deliver a eulogy on John Sheely.

If you retain in the posterior of your Noggin, a recollection of a particular incident (shameful or unshameful) involving Sheely and his idiosyncrasies, in the class room or on the footy paddock, then you may experience your "three minutes of fame".  We are looking for couple of 'story tellers'.

If you want to attend, please email Phil J. aka Bank Teller with the word AFFIRMATIVE in the 'Subject' of your email and list the meal that you "want to chomp" from the Main Menu (price starts at $25), so that the Chef can ensure enough red meat, chicken, fish, or whatever is on hand.  Otherwise, you may be Chewing on Lucky Dog.

Partners are welcome.  The Commodore is a courtly hotel.

Attendees purchase beverages at the bar and buy their meal from The Commodore Bistro Menu

Private Dining Room A is limited to 50 seated. 

If you would like to hear Nicko's recollections of -

*       flatting with Mr. Sheely at Wahroonga in the mid/late '60s;

*       their mutual passion for Rugby etcetera; and

then RSVP quicko to Phil J. aka Bank Teller with AFFIRMATIVE in the 'Subject' to secure a seat at a dining table in Private Dining Room A and notify your selection from Main Menu to be added to the Indicative Attendance Schedule which is the former 2014 Attendance Schedule where the names in Bold Red have confirmed anticipated attendance for this Nov. at The Commodore.  Don't be a Fence-Sitter, perched up there, watching what other do before acting!!!


More than 50 can attend.  Any surplus will munch their meal outside Private Dining Room A where seating is available.  First in, 'worst' dressed.

Please send the link to this webpage to any SLOBs (or former teachers) that may be interested in attending, accepting that nearly all attendees will be long in the tooth.

Pics from previous '69 'et al' catch-ups:

Phil Johnston aka BankTeller


0434 715.861

Milsons Point  NSW