* In 1987, my family merged with Viv's family.
* In 1998, Countrywide Bank merged with National Bank.
* In 2003, National Bank merged with ANZ Bank.
* In 2004, Stokes Valley School merged with Kamahi School.
* In 2005, as I heard today, the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance will probably merge with the Securities Institute of Australia.
Maybe one of the organisations I belong to will manage to keep its own identity?
Toastmasters merging with Lions/Kiwanis/Rotary/whatever?
The Anglican Church merging with (no, don't even go there...) ?