Welcome to the August edition of the OGA Newsletter.
We’ve finally passed the halfway mark of the year, and what a year it’s been so far. I hope all of our members are doing as best they can be in these challenging times, wherever in the world you are. For those of us here in WA, we are lucky to enjoy some freedoms that other parts of the country, and indeed the world, cannot at this time. It’s hard to know what the future will hold, and how far ahead we can plan. So many things are out of our control. But, as a community, one thing we can control is the kindness we show, and the support we give one another.
I am happy to report that we were finally able to hold our much-anticipated BGM on Wednesday 29 July. It was fabulous to have the entire committee together again in the same room, and we were also incredibly fortunate to gain two new committee members. Fleu Dias (2015), who will be our Vice President and Mary-Anne Romano (1995), who will bolster the ranks of our existing committee. Gwen Wood (Berrigan,1963) will continue in her role as Treasurer. I would like to thank the committee for their hard work and continued support. Thanks must also go to Raechell Craig, our Alumni Coordinator, who has taken all this year’s challenges in her stride.
It is wonderful that we now have some events to look forward to as well. The Class of 1980 will celebrate their reunion on 5 September. We also have a golf tournament coming up next month, so if you’re a keen golfer, please get in touch with Raechell for more information.
Finally, a thank you must go to those who have continued to show their support to the OGA, even through this challenging time. We have continued our work with Homelessness We Care, feeding those doing it tough, which I’m sure you’ll agree is now a more important cause than ever. To those members who have donated their time and cooking skills, thank you so very much.
Gemma Varone (2009)
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