What an amazing day - we could not have asked for better weather or a bigger turnout! The Fete was made by great music, enthusiastic volunteers, expectant queues, and happy attendees.
Kudos and a huge thanks for all the contributions of time, advice, donations, and the work that went into re-establishing the 2022 Fete. Specific thanks to stall convenors and teams, school staff and students, sponsors and PFA volunteers.
Above: Good sorts sorting goods: PFA Members Jodie Gain, Lee Maher, Sarah Carr and Sandy Rasmussen donate their Sunday morning to sorting donated goods.
Above: Sun Tzu said that 'Every battle is won before it's ever fought’. JMC staff made big efforts to ensure a successful Fete. Tony Beck was here, there and everywhere – including making sure the Chapel’s floor was ready for the coming war.
Above: JMC staff played key roles: Brendan Porter as the College’s point person on the Fete, Steven McNulty for mustering in the music program, Helen Clulee and her office colleagues for dealing deftly with donations (among many things), kitchen and hostel staff for filling stomachs and providing bodies, and class teachers for coordinating Fete activities, including Natasha Smillie (pictured).
We don’t yet know how much the Fete has raised for our boys and their college as the Silent Auction continues until 5:00 pm on Saturday 17 September. So for outstanding offers, exceptional experiences and great goods… please bid on Silent Auction items at https://www.facebook.com/JMC-Parents-and-Friends-Association-PFA-100655905717235/.
We’re now looking forward to Fete 2023 and hope you are too!
Ngā mihi, Sandy Rasmussen, Chair of the JMC Parents and Friends Association
Selected Silent Auction offerings … “Of all the beauteous wares, Exposed for sale at fairs.” J.W. Von Goethe.
Above – Baby Jumpsuit and Booties. A handknitted unisex jumpsuit with matching booties, donated by Mrs Campbell (mother of Drew Campbell, JMC Hostel Manager).
Above #18 – Peninsula Holiday Outings Package. 2 adult, 1 child Return Harbour Ferry pass to Port Chalmers, Quarantine island, Portobello - donated by Rachel at Port to Port. A voucher for High Tea and entry for 2 people at Larnach’s Castle - donated by Larnach’s Castle
Above – Dunedin Artist Sam Foley. John McGlashan College (2008), 1/10 limited edition print on archival canvas (2nd ed. re-master), 132 x 98cm Print is from a painting by Sam Foley. Reserve $1,950. The reserve must be met for this item to sell. The reserve includes a commission for the artist/gallery that supplied the works. Sam Foley advises “'I am very happy to announce the release of this limited edition re-mastered print of the painting I did for the college back in 2008. The painting was originally commissioned to coincide with the opening of the then-new library. In conjunction with the annual fete, the first print in this edition will be launched for the silent auction as a fundraiser for the college. Over the next decade, we plan to release a print annually, to create an ongoing sponsorship opportunity for the college."