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The OTA exists to help members keep in touch with school and college friends, and make new ones.
A membership database, which includes email addresses, is maintained to help members contact old friends when they have lost touch.
Twice a year we publish a printed newsletter (News & Views) that goes all over the world.
Each year an Annual Reunion Dinner is held in November, on the Saturday nearest to Armistice Day. Other events are also organised.
The Association no longer runs any sport sections. The Southampton Hockey Club, whose players wear a badge with elements of the Tauntonian badge, was formed from the OTA Hockey Club. Similarly, for those interested in cricket, there is the Old Tauntonians and Romsey Cricket Club; details of this club are here on a separate web site. Both clubs are always very pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to play the sport in question. If hockey is your thing, you will find information about joining on the Southampton Hockey Club web site. As far as we are aware, the OTA Football Team, that played in the Southampton Veteran's League, is no longer in existence.
For those interested in golf, there are two societies:
If you are interested in either of these golf societies, please email John Bathurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our web site offers another way for OTA members to keep in touch with what is going on. It also provides a vehicle for you to contact the OTA and express your views on how you would like the Association and this web site to develop in the future.
To register as a member of the OTA, either complete and submit a simple online registration form or email the Membership Secretary at email@example.com. Membership costs only £5.00 per annum and ensures that you keep in touch with friends through our biannual newsletter.
We welcome ALL eras of Tauntonians, no matter how long ago you left school or college. The majority of members, it has to be said, are mature in age. To create a balance, it would be good to have many more younger Old Tauntonians (i.e. ex-Taunton's College students) join the Association. It needs continuity, new ideas and new life, and ex-students of Taunton's College could help to achieve this.
Tell us what you would like to get out of the Association. We shall never know unless you do. Not knowing, we shall be none the wiser about what should be done to encourage your membership.
So the question is, what can we do for YOU?
We hope you will join and encourage others to do so. And, if it is news of contemporaries you are seeking, you may well have come to the right place.
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