Why Pay Subscription

Why Pay Subscription

  1. The Budo Old Boys Surfaced Shortly After The First Batch Of The Then King’s School, Budo Students Had Completed Their Stipulated THREE Years At Budo.
  2. This was around 1909. The Principal activity of the first Budo Old Boys was to return to the old hill once every year and enjoy their annual evening meal, which was known as SUPPER. They did not go to the hill for a meeting.
  3. The transformation of “Budo OBs” into the “United Budonians Club” came soon after 1927, following the move of the Mengo High School from Namirembe to Budo Hill. This was described as joining Mengo High School with King’s School Budo, resulting into what we now know as King’s College, Budo. This was during the reign of Rev. Canon. H.M. Grace. What had been Mengo High School became Budo Junior School and was housed in CHWA I and CHWA II, the present Ghana and Canada Houses respectively. It was also known as “Lower School”, while the rest of the school was known as “Upper School.”
  4. The badge of King’s School Budo, the LION, was joined with that of Mengo High School to produce the present school crest of King’s College, Budo. It was also decided that now that Mengo High School had been joined with Budo, the Mengo High School graduands were Old Budonians, defacto. This status was extended to the 1927 Old Boys of Mengo High School as well. The result was the formation of a new club which united the OBs of Budo and those of Mengo High School including those who had never set foot at Budo hill. This was dubbed the “United Old Budonians Club.” This provoked uproar among some Budo OBs of 1909 to 1926 and those of later years. This later became what is now known as “The Old Budonians’ Club.”
  5. The old boys agreed to come up with a monthly fee payable by all members so that by the time of going back to school for “supper”, there was more than enough to cater for transport and also donate to any school’s project of their choice.
  6. Today this fee is called SUBSCRIPTION and is payable annually (shs. 50,000) or for LIFE (shs. 1,000,000).

Uses Of The Subscription Fees

  1. Running the day today expenses of the Club Secretariat located at SHOAL HOUSE 2ND FLOOR SUITE 7 PLOT 76B BOMBO ROAD e.g. rent, airtime, administrative allowances, internet bills, annual accounting & auditing fees.
  2. Organisation of Club activities like; Budo Fest, AGM, Executive Meetings and Organisation of Thanks Giving Services at school e.g. Silver Jubilee Services, like the class of 1987 & 1988 did on the 8th July 2012 at King’s College, Budo. This was all funded by the club and we intend to hold annual services at the schools for the various groups that will be making Silver & other jubilees since they left the royal hill (schools).
  3. Making donations to King’s College, Budo & Budo Junior School. For example;
  4. In 2010, the club donated two (2) Omni-Buses to King’s College, Budo & Budo Junior School. In 2011, the club raised one million shillings towards the Budo Junior School water project.
  5. Management of the Club Website, Twitter & Facebook Accounts. Including web hosting fees.
  6. Organisation of CAREERS DAY at King’s College, Budo. This is done annually and the co-ordination as well as mobilisation of as many professions as possible (especially of Budonian decent), is done by the club secretariat with facilitation from the consolidated club fund majorly accumulated from your subscription.
  7. Maintenance and updating of a Database of fellow Budonians of over 5,000 and still growing.
  8. Facilitation of Old Budonians’ Club publications e.g. a book commemorating the 80 years of co-education at King’s College, Budo (WHO IS WHO – SHE BUDONIAN) and the 2ND Edition of a book WHO IS WHO FROM BUDO.
  9. Facilitation of the making of BUDO MEMENTOES & SOUVENIRS. This is in form of items such as: car stickers, tyre covers, caps, mugs, note books, lapel pins, t-shirts, pens, umbrellas, calendars, shirts and key holders, etc.
  10. Co-ordination of various Budonian Groups. Many Budonians are clustered according to: years in which they left Budo, the school they attended (BJS, KCB or BOTH), houses, fellowship groups, clubs in which they were members, streams, councils, committees, etc. the club acts as the mobiliser and unifier of all the informal groups irrespective of any of the above tags.
  11. Supporting the activities of OBUC (Old Budonians Universities Chapter). These hold annual dinners that also double as handover ceremonies. This is done by the executive as well as individual university chapters. The same group is also involved in community work at Case Medical Centre; it has previously also worked with KCCA in the monthly general cleaning “communal work,” “KATUTANDIKE” an NGO that helps children pick interest in reading at a tender age, orphanages, to mention but three.
  12. Payment of school fees for disadvantaged students & pupils at the schools. The schools usually have pupils/students that would deserve to continue their education at any of the institutions but have financial constraints. These are sometimes forwarded to the club for help and she has done so where possible. This as well with aid of your subscription.
  13. Running club projects at the schools. Projects like the recently completed swimming pool at KCB, water project & reconstruction of BJS. These have been funded or spearheaded by the club with the help of the schools. The club will soon embark on facilitating a project for water & sanitation at King’s College, Budo that is spearheaded by Budonians on the “Kafunda Platform.”
  14. Maintenance of the Club property e.g. land – in form of ground rent, estates – in form of maintenance. The club also intends, with the help of your subscriptions, develop the Land owned by the Club and also re-establish the Club House.

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