In June 1919 a small but enthusiastic group of senior boys, conscious that their own school days were coming to an end and anxious to retain the friendships they had forged and their links with Dilworth, arranged a meeting with a group of former pupils. That informal gathering was effectively a first reunion of Old Boys and was the genesis of what eventually became an active, influential and vigorous organisation – The Dilworth Old Boys’ Association (DOBA). A constitution was subsequently drawn up, and on 19 September 1919, the first official meeting of DOBA took place. Those in attendance confirmed the constitution whose aims were:
Apart from some minor tweaking, our constitution has remained largely unchanged.
The Old Boys’ Association has for over 100 years fulfilled those aims, and with your participation we will continue to do so.
We encourage you to attend DOBA organised events and school activities. These provide you an opportunity to catch-up with other Old Boys, current and former staff, and importantly, engage with today’s Dilworth boys – continuing the legacy of building a rapport with our future Old Boy brothers, whilst inspiring them to make the most of their time at Dilworth.
DOBA organises a range of activities throughout the year, including:
Our Council consists of nine elected positions and one non-elected position – that of the immediate past-president.
Your DOBA Council is:
If you are interested in joining the DOBA Council, you need to have paid your membership fee (subscription). We hold our Annual General Meeting in March each year – so come along, get involved – this is your association; active participation is the key to strengthening the bonds in our association.
Subscriptions are levied to provide the income to run the DOBA and its activities. Members who have paid their subscriptions are entitled to hold office and have voting rights.
You may pay using these payment links:
You may also pay your fee to our bank a/c: 02-0160-0113602-097. Please write your first & last names and years at school.
As per the constitution - your payment is an application for financial membership.
If you have any questions about paying your subscription then please contact the council - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your subscriptions achieve the following: