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150th Merchistonian Club Anniversary Celebratory Gala Ball

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

A message from the Merchistonian Club President, Andrew McDonald (79-85)

In the week that her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed the milestone set by her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, I am reminded that this year is also a milestone year for The Merchistonian Club – it is our 150th anniversary. In 1865, Mr Rogerson was the Headmaster of the School and Queen Victoria had already been on the throne for 28 years.

As part of the Club’s celebrations I am delighted to invite you to join with me, the Headmaster and others in the Merchistonian family to the Merchiston Gala Ball, to be held on 2 October 2015 at The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh. It will be the School’s largest event for a number of years and will see the launch of the School’s fundraising towards new sports and leisure facilities – a new sports complex, a new swimming pool, an all-weather rugby pitch and general purpose artificial surface training pitch. The evening starts at 7pm with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, live entertainment, an amazing raffle and auction and will finish with a live band.

Tickets are priced at £90 each and are available to buy now, but be quick as spaces are limited. Bookings are most welcome from individuals and couples as well as those wishing to take one or more tables of 10.

As the Gala Ball is taking the place of our Annual Club Dinner for this year, I hope to see a number of new faces as well as a lot of our regular Members for what will be a fantastic evening of Merchiston celebrations.

To book, please call Jo on 0131 312 2262.

Best wishes

Andrew McDonald
The Merchistonian Club
Merchiston Castle School

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