The last of the 4,000 copies of Contende – Recipes and Stories from the Heart of St Josephs College sold at a few minutes past 11am at the Spring Fair on Sunday 14 November. Produced by past and present parents and students, Contende took two-and-a-half years to compile, print and sell and was supported by the generosity of many, many people. From those who submitted recipes, the parents who cooked, cleaned and assisted with the photography, to those involved once the container cleared customs and we faced the reality of selling 11 pallets of books – the sense of community and shared pride in what we had created as a reflection of the College and of our families was palpable.
Since its launch on 26 February 2010, Contende has generated a profit of $120,000, which forms part of the Parents and Friends’ Association’s recent donation of $200,000 to the St Joseph’s College Capital Appeal.
Thanks to the following people for their work toward selling that very last copy:
Finance: Lynnette Garrick.
Distribution and Postage: Christine Aldridge.
Storage: David and Christine Aldridge.
Import/Customs/Quarantine/Delivery: Gary North.
Website Development: Chris Abood (website had in excess of 1,200 hits).
Email Account: Susan Glenn.
General Sales Coordinators (Old Boys Lunch, Mothers and Friends Meetings, Year Dinners, Gladesville Shopping Centre etc.):
Rugby Sales Coordinator: Alison Volgaris.
Country parents who sold Contende: Jan Martin, Sharon Bokeyar, Lila Stephens, Christine Volk, Jenny Ridley.
The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Living’cover and article (13 July, 2010): Tracey Tanous, Susan Glenn, Lynette Garrick, Jackie Ford, Marg Dixon, Clare Sevil, Sally Davis.
2UE Interview with Steve Liebmann: Sally Davis.
The Marist Brothers community for their support, particularly Br Benet for his assistance with the launch and his continued interest.
All 90 of the Kitchen and Joeys ‘Angels’ (named on page 322 of Contende) who assisted with the cooking, cleaning and photography, along with the families who shared their recipes and stories.
Barbara Sharland, Raylyn Newhous and Sue Guest from the Joeys Uniform Shop, who sold hundreds of books voluntarily.
Local businesses who sold Contende: Dental Lounge, Ottimo Restaurant, Riciotti Cafe, Meat Me at Talones all at Hunters Hill and Shearers Bookshop, Leichhardt.
Cec Basha, Michael Pyrke and Tony Coorey, for their help selling outside Jacks’ Bar during the winter rugby season (particularly for the free drinks!).
Rose Unwin, Joanne Wilson and Kerry Walters in the Development Office for taking and collecting orders and for ensuring copies went to Field Days and country dinners.
Johanna Parsons for the amount of coverage in Joeys publications (not for the terrible photos of us though!).
Michael Probert in the Printing Room.
Vach Karmolphachak and Joseph Kelly from Alliance for the beautiful food for the “Lunch on the Lawn” launch.
The Maintenance Department for their assistance in setting up for the launch.
Rose Basha, Virginia Leban and Toniann McPherson for their ongoing support and assistance.
Ross Tarlinton, Br Anthony Boyd, Richard Quinn, Steve Litherland, Gary Evans, John Reading and George Ayoub for their support at every stage of the development of Contende.
The St Joseph’s College P&F committees of 2009 and 2010, particularly David Ford (past President), Gary O’Gorman (current President) and Bernard Roden (Treasurer).
Ian Carlson and Felicity Gladwin: Particular thanks once again to the generosity of Ian Carlson and Felicity Gladwin for their time, talents, patience and interest. Without them stepping forward as a husband and wife team, to travel from Adelaide to photograph and design Contende, and to work closely with people they had never met, this book would not have been the project it became.
Tracey Tanous and Susan Glenn
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