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Fairholme Old Girls' Association (F.O.G.A.) was formed in 1921 and over the years has taken an active interest in both the Past Students of the College as well as the present day girls that are now attending. A never ending search is being maintained to locate Past Students who have changed addresses and/or names in order to keep us in touch with our Fairholme family and to update our database constantly.
Our objectives are to:
2012-2013 F.O.G.A. Executive:
|President:||Vacant||Daphne Stewart (Wright) 07 3279 4392|
|Vice President(s):||Ann Whiteman (McWilliam)||Mrs Uldene Clarke (Glindemann)|
|Secretary:||Christine Gilshenan (Dehnert)||Anne Mitchell (Clarke) 07 3269 9302|
|Treasurer:||Lyn Brandon (Taylor)||Nerida Thayer (Banks) 07 3263 6146|
|Other Toowoomba Positions|
|Alumni Officer:||Jo Glasheen email@example.com|
|Reunion Co-ord:||Claire Wuth care of firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fairholme Foundation Representative:||Mrs Cathy Heilbron (Offner)|
|Fairholme Education Foundation Rep:||Mrs Cathy Heilbron (Offner)|
|Please contact Jo Glasheen email@example.com|
|Brisbane Liason:||Linda Evans - College Principal|
|Patroness:||Jocelyn Mercer (Cossart)|
|Other Brisbane Positions|
|Committee:||Mrs Laurima Rabe (Young)
Mrs Marjorie Milliken (MacDonald)
F.O.G.A. meetings are now held in the FOGA Foyer Meeting Room, on the third Wednesday of each month (excluding school holidays) at 4.00pm, and we would love to see some new Old Girls come along and join our small but enthusiastic group who regularly plan our activities as fresh ideas are always welcome and we would love to have your input. If you would like more information please contact Fairholme Old Girls' Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25th at 10:30am;
26th Novemebr 10:30am;
Morning tea/lunch at Cafe 21, level 1, old Treasury building at Victoria Bridge end of Queen Street, CBD.
26th August at 9:15am Church Parade at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, St Paul's Terrace, Brisbane City. Please bring a plate to share for morning tea. Members of the Colege will be participating in the service.
The much anticipated Compactus storage and filing system has been purchased and installed in the Archive area of the new Junior School Library. Since the arrival of the compactus, resident Archives co-ordinator Mrs Jenny Noble has moved her office to the archives workspace in the Junior School Library and all items in the archives collection have been sorted boxed and moved.
The Fairholme Old Girls Foyer will continue to be the primary display area, but all archival work and storage is now housed in the Junior Library.
Two Bursaries were presented on Founders Day. The Phyllis Lovell Memorial Bursary for the Year 12 (daughter of an Old Girl) who has made the best all round contribution to College life was presented to Cleannah Sweeney, the daughter of Mrs Kate Sweeney (1976-80). The Bursary for the direct descendant of an Old Girl who received the highest Year 10 pass the previous year was presented to Hannah Jannush, daughter of Mrs Jocelyn Jannush (1979-83). Hilda was a boarder at Fairholme in the 1920’s.
On Speech Day the Daisy Culpin Prize for Leadership & Work (Gift of Brisbane FOGA) was awarded to Melinda Simmons and the Jean Tassie Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 11 (Gift of Toowoomba FOGA) was awarded to Lucy Hempenstal.
The FOGA archival team are highly excited about a recent acquisition; until now the College has not been in possession of a Spreydon Badge, and we are very proud and privileged that the Holmes family have entrusted us with this precious icon.
The badge was worn at Spreydon by Annie Hogg (nee Brodie)(1914) and then kept as a precious memento, to be handed down to daughter Mrs Marie Holmes (nee Hogg)(1946-48) herself a Fairholme old girl. Annie's granddaughter Kathy Stanley (Holmes)(1971-76) was the third generation to attend Fairholme.
Annie loved Music and was awarded the Junior Sports Champion in 1914. Marie was in the school athletics team and the 'A' school Tennis team. Kathy (Holmes) was also a champion athlete.
Marie - this badge is such a magnificent addition to our archives and we would like to sincerely thank you again. The badge has now returned 'home' and will be viewed and marvelled at by generations of Fairholme girls to come.
Your help in locating Past Students is invaluable. The Past Student listing allows you to instantly find the names of all Past Students including those whom we have been unable to locate. Through the FOGA Office you may also request contact with another Fairholme student. Personal information (other than name and year) is not disclosed in the listing. This facility is proving to be a very valuable tool as it is being extensively used to provide us with updated information as well as enabling many Past Students to reconnect with each other.
We do not have details or the years that the undermentioned Old Girls attended Fairholme. If anyone can help in this regard it would assist us greatly in being able to contact these Old Girls for Reunions and also to keep them in touch with the school and their former school friends.
Mrs Pamela Royer
Petrina Shaw Black
We’re in the process of compiling a list of all Head Boarders and Head Daygirls, for the purpose of putting their names on an Honour Board in the future. Obviously, this information needs to be correct. The names listed here are ones we have been able to confirm from information in the school magazines and speech day programs in the archives collection. Can you help ‘fill in the gaps’?
Please contact our archivist, Jenny Noble at email@example.com or on 4688 4688 if you can confirm, correct or add to the names on the Head Boarder or Head Daygirl lists.
Head Boarders as listed in magazines/ speech night programs
1959 Barbara Moffatt
1960 Jennifer Chilcott
1962 Rhonda McDowall
1966 Elspeth Cameron
1968 Meredith Meynink
1974 Claire Perkins
1975 Jane Elder
1991 Sonia Landsberg
1993 Lucinda Hall
1994-2011 all confirmed
Head Daygirls as listed in magazines/speech night programs
1963 Kaye Siebuhr
1964 Sandra Pottinger
1965 Suzanne Kidman
1967 Ann Temple-Smith
1972 Jill Simon
1974 Ann Parkinson
1977 Jane Sondergeld
1978 Helen Krimmer
1981 Jane Weston
1996 Alexandra Wyatt
1997-2011 all confirmed
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