The OGA would like to extend a Happy 2020 to all our members and we are looking forward to a big year ahead!
We hope all of our members had some time to rest over the Christmas break and New Year and are revived for another exciting year. We have appreciated the kind feedback from our members on the exciting new initiatives we introduced in 2019 including our new portal and website as well as our signature lunch event. We always like to hear feedback and will do our best to accomodate changes where we can. We have re-opened our weekly digest this week and look forward to bringing you interesting and inspiring stories about old girls and the school as well as keeping you up to date with events and opportunities to mix socially and professionally as well as give back to the community. Feel free to drop us a line on any story tips or if you would like to share your journey as an old girl or pass on information/photos/media that may be of interest to our fellow Somerville Sisters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Mentoring program will be propelling forward this year and we are grateful to all old girls who have expressed an interest in being a mentor or mentoree. It is not too late to us know you are interested in our Mentoring partnerships. If you pop into your profile on the portal there is a section where you can identify your interest in being a Mentor/Mentoree. Alternatively if you email us at email@example.com to let us know of your interest we will ensure that you are included.
We look forward to bringing you information about how the OGA is able to contribute back to our old girls and an announcement about a Bursary.
Our 120th Birthday lunch hosted in 2019 was enjoyed by many old girls from various year levels and is a "must do" for the year. We will be again hosting the Birthday lunch for 2020 to tie in with Commemoration Day celebrations (see dates below).
Look out for our new look Networking Event - details coming soon!
We are here to help you with your Reunion planning and will update details on these events as we have information. There are already a couple of these listed - https://www.somervillehouseoga.com.au/page/reunions. Please reach out to us with any queries relating to these events (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have re-opened our Tutoring applications under our Job's section. It is a big year for our current Somerville House students, especially our Year 12 cohort who will be the first to take part in the new ATAR ranking system for Tertiary admittance. We are interested in Old Girls who would like to Tutor current somerville house students of all ages and for all subjects. Please indicate if you have experience or capacity to assist in tutoring our Year 12 students in the new ATAR system as an area of speciality. Please click on the Tutoring job via this link to apply.
Don't forget to update your information on your place of work in our portal profile. Our Business Directory is building and is a great resource for networking professionally. The Directory can also be utilized to draw attention to your business as you can personalise the logos and information relating to your business. We will be looking to profile some of our Old Girl Businesses over the year. Reach out if you require any assistance with this.
Some dates for your diaries;
"Old Girls Who are Current Parents" drinks Friday 20th March, 2020
"Commemoration Day" Friday 9th October, 2020
"Annual Somerville Birthday Lunch hosted by OGA" Saturday 10th October, 2020
"New Old Girls Night - Class of 2019 (1 year Reunion)" Friday 30th October, 2020
Looking forward to sharing 2020 with you all!