OG Branch News

Old Grammarians Branch News

The Old Grammarians Society (OGS) is a crucial element of the MGGS Community. Founded in 1904, the Society boasts over 13,000 members from around Australia and across the globe.

To stay connected with Old Grammarians outside of Melbourne, there are established branches that organise events and communications. During the time of COVID-19, the effect on every member of the OGS was obvious, but it was still nice to hear about how some of our branches remained connected with Old Grammarians.

South Australia: Mary Brophy (Brooksbank, 1961) reports that some members of the SA branch attended and thoroughly enjoyed the major International Women’s Day event in Adelaide. With 2,500 attendees the sold out event was the largest celebration of International Women’s Day in Australia at the Convention Centre in Mt Gambier. Sonia Feldhoff was the MC, with Penny Wong hosting the event. The main speaker was Elizabeth Broderick AO, perhaps best known for her role as the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner for over eight years from 2007 to 2015. It would be well worth looking at the ABC edited version of the breakfast with Penny Wong and Elizabeth Broderick’s speeches by clicking here. Those who attended agreed it was a really great event, and something we should try to attend every year.

Members should also save the date for Christmas Drinks which will hopefully go ahead on Monday 30 November.

United Kingdom: Kate Edgar (1971) reports that events have understandably been cancelled but is keen for OGs to remember in the future that she would love to hear from anyone visiting the UK – her email is kate.edgar@gmail.com 

NSW: Rosie Humphrey (Wilmot, 1959) reports that the period of isolation is giving all their members an opportunity to catch up with reading, gardening, culinary skills and the unappealing task of decluttering!!

Queensland: Robyn Burgess (Tonkin, 1969) reports that there are plans for a lunch, possibly in the spring and a date will be set as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our connections and our shared history of our time at Melbourne Girls Grammar are so special, and something that brings us all together no matter where we are. To keep in touch with Old Grammarians near and far, please ensure your details are up to date and consider other ways you could stay connected.