This is a special night where members of The Mentonians Committee gather together with members of the Old Mentonians (OM) Clubs to acknowledge service, excellence, friendship and of course Club and team spirit.
It is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the successes of our Mentonians and Club members and present a number of important awards including the Tony Drinan Medal, Honorary Mentonians and Life Patrons.
In addition, the TMA Committee review applications for two important Club awards and a decision is made to award singular, or on occasion, joint awards.
Club Person of the Year
OM Clubs submit nominations for the person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to their Club during the season.
Sports Person of the Year
OM Clubs submit nominations for the person considered to be the most outstanding contributor on the field or court.
Tony Drinan Medal
As a perpetual memorial to an exceptional Mentonian and to recognise the accomplishments of former Mentone Grammar students, the prestigious ‘Tony Drinan Medal’ is awarded each year to a past student who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, has achieved outstanding success, bringing honour to the School and service to the community.
The 2022 Drinan Medal was awarded to Peter Royston (Class of 1967) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to both Mentone Grammar and to the field of Law.
Life Patrons are elected by The Mentonians Committee in recognition of outstanding service to the Association and/or its affiliated Clubs over at least 15 years. This includes past students, current and past staff and members of the broader Community – we recognise all those who have shown such dedication and commitment.
The 2022 Life Patron was awarded to longstanding staff member, Trevor Stevens for his commitment to the Mentonians for over 35 years.
Foundation PhD Scholarship
The Mentone Grammar Foundation provides the opportunity for Mentonians to apply for a grant of up to $15,000 to assist with the pursuit of Doctoral studies. The Mentonians Association and broader Mentone Grammar Community proudly supports our students to continue to ‘dream big’ long after they leave school.
The Mentonians Association is proud of our great school and our Old Mentonians (OM) Clubs. We are acutely aware that organisations do not become great without outstanding staff and loyal volunteers.
Through the dedication and commitment of School staff and OM Club volunteers over many years, Mentone Grammar has achieved the enviable position it finds itself in today – a sought-after, highly regarded school with an outstanding reputation, supported by a strong Community of dedicated alumni, parents and friends.
With the support of the Principal, each year staff achieving 10 years of service are invited to become Honorary Mentonians. Our OM Clubs also submit nominations to The Mentonians Association Committee to recognise eligible members who have provided outstanding service to be considered for Honorary Mentonian status.