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From the OGA President - OGA eNews 3, 2023

In this issue, we take a look at the lives of Rosemary Lakshman ('52), Allyson Birch ('66) and future Old Girl, Juliet C ('25), along with personal notes from Old Girls in our new Class Notes.
Nicole Devlin, President OGA
Nicole Devlin, President OGA

Welcome to the third edition of the OGA newsletter for 2023. Since our last newsletter, the OGA have been proud supporters of St Margaret’s Giving Day, being a Matching Donor to double the donations of many in our community on the day. Giving Day was once again a wonderful success thanks to the generosity and school spirit shown from our Old Girls, parents, staff and current students on the day. We invite you to read more about the projects that this effort will fund for our students now and into the future.

We have also found ourselves looking back at the chapters in our lives that have shaped us at St Margaret’s with the annual Reunion Weekend and Old Girls’ Day Chapel and Morning Tea. This was another great weekend of laughter and story sharing with old friends. Again, in celebrating this weekend, I am reminded that each one of us holds a unique piece of our school's history.

Congratulations to Mary Surtees, past staff member and current Archivist on being named this year’s Patron of St Margaret’s. We also thank Mary for sharing interesting stories from the Archives in each issue of our newsletter, and this edition is no exception.

This newsletter is not just a collection of updates. In these pages, you will find a tapestry of achievements, insights, and aspirations shared by your fellow Old Girls. In this issue, we take a look at the lives of Rosemary Lakshman (nee Hart) (’52), Allyson Birch (’66) and future Old Girl Juliet C (’25), along with sharing some personal notes from Old Girls of many different alumni years in our new Class Notes section.

We have endeavoured to capture the essence of your diverse accomplishments of our association, but we are always looking for more people to spotlight. So please share your or a friend’s story to keep us updated on the wide and varied experiences and successes of our association.

We invite you to get involved and to lend your voice to this ongoing dialogue, whether through submitting articles, sharing your experiences, or participating in Old Girl events.

Enjoy this newsletter.

Per Volar Sunata

Nicole Devlin (’90)
President, St Margaret’s Old Girls’ Association

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