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AROPS – THE SCHOOLS’ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Description: AROPS – THE SCHOOLS’ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
AROPS – The Schools’ Alumni Association
Founded in 1971
 
President:
Bill Gillen (Old Arnoldian and Old Instonians’)
 
Vice-Presidents:
Margaret Carter-Pegg (Old Crohamian), Guy Cliff (Old Silcoatian),
John Kidd, Tim Neale (Radleian Society), Anthony Phillips (The Lancing Club),
Q D Seymour-Smith (Old Decanian and Old Millfiledian), Trish Woodhouse
 
Committee
Co-Chairman: Peter Jakobek (Old Bristolians)
Co-Chairman: Alan Cooper (Old Waynfletes)
Secretary: Caitlin Spencer (Bristol Grammar School)
Treasurer: Vijay Khullar (Old Roffensian)
Registrar: Keith Balkham (KGS Friends)
and 10 committee members
 
AROPS was founded in 1971 by Mike Comer of the Old Johnians, St John’s School, Leatherhead.
Aim: To provide a friendly forum for the exchange of views and experiences between representatives of school alumni societies.
Membership: Open to representatives of any school alumni society. New members are always welcome. Details are available on the website – arops.org.uk – where you can also find information on events and member societies’ news, regularly updated. Please contact us by email: arops@arops.org.uk.
Meetings: Our annual Conference, usually held in May, is our main event and an ideal opportunity to meet with other representatives and to share thoughts on current topics.
Our 2022 Conference will be held at Bristol Grammar School on Saturday 14 May.
Apart from the Conference and the AGM, AROPS also organises a series of online Video Network Meetings which allow members to discuss items concerning alumni engagement on an informal basis.
Subscription: £50 per year (with discounts for smaller societies). Please email the Treasurer, at arops@arops.org.uk including a name and telephone contact number along with your enquiry.