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.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.
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."
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."
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.Today this fee is called SUBSCRIPTION and is payable annually (shs. 50,000) or for LIFE (shs. 1,000,000).
Running the day to day expenses of the Club Secretariat located at Kisaasi Kikulu Zone, P.O.Box 7121 Kampala including administrative allowances, utilities, annual accounting & auditing fees to mention but a few.
- 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).
Making donations to King's College, Budo & Budo Junior School. For example 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.
- Management of the Club Website, Twitter & Facebook Accounts. Including web hosting fees.
- 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.
- Maintenance and updating of a Database of fellow Budonians of over 5,000 and still growing.
- 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). Another is the second edition of a book entitled WHO IS WHO dedicated that is a collection of data on all students who attended King's College Budo as per available records.
- Facilitation of the making of Budo mementos and 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 among others.
- 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 to which they belonged, streams, councils, committees among others. The club mobilizes and unifies all the informal groups irrespective of any of the above tags.
- Supporting the activities of OBUC (Old Budonians University 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 a few.
- Payment of school fees for 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.
- 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."
- Maintenance of the Club property including land in form of ground rent, estates. The club also intends, with the help of your subscriptions to develop the land owned by the Club and also re-establish the Club House.