VCB Old Girls Association
Aims of the Association
To unite Victorians in a common bond, to keep them in touch with their Alma Mater, and to provide opportunities for social intercourse.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM was held in the Library on Monday 20th February 2017. A pleasing attendance agreed to adopt the newly revised Constitution ( see webpage). Following the retirement of Betty Kerr after 55 years of service to the Old Girls, a new structure has been put in place.
There were elections for the newly created posts.
Chair Carolyn Lewis
Deputy Chair Barbara Callender
Treasurer Ashleigh Keatings-Hunter
Assistant treasurer Amy Green
Secretary- membership Linda Diffin
Secretary – administration Jennifer Mussen
Events Co-ordinator Patricia Moorhead
Deputy events co-ordinator Sharon Henderson
Committee Member Sharon Henderson
Committee member Barbara Farris
Committee member Jennifer Breene
Committee member Margaret McVeigh
Honorary positions have been granted to: Betty Kerr - Emeritus Honorary Secretary and Margaret Andrews – Emeritus Honorary President, in recognition of their service to V.C.B.O.G.A.
In a welcome move all girls who have attended Victoria College are now deemed to be Old Girls and no fees will be charged in future. This will apply to staff who have served in the College too.
After 25 years of service as Treasurer Barbara Farris has stepped down . Under her meticulous accounting skills the bank balance is healthy. With e-mails we do not plan to post in future and the funds will be maintained by our new Treasurer, Ashleigh.
From top left to bottom right
Carolyn Lewis is the new Chair of the Old Girls. She was elected to serve for two years at the recent AGM. Carolyn looks forward to welcoming you at future events.
Carolyn Lewis Chair of VCBOGA, Linda Diffin Membership Secretary, Barbara Callender Deputy Chair.
Jennifer Mussen- Administration secretary and Linda Diffin- Membership secretary at the recent AGM
Ashleigh Keatings- Hunter Treasurer of the VCBOGA with Gail Boyd in the Library.
Margaret McVeigh,Committee member, Ann Newland,Jennifer Breene, Committee member and Patricia Moorhead Events Co-ordinator at the recent AGM.
Amy Green, Assistant Treasurer chats at the recent AGM in the Library.
Barbara Callender chatting to Jennifer Breene, Penny Grieve and Tish Hagan at the AGM.
VCB OGA Annual Dinner 2017
The 2017 Annual Dinner will take place this year on 5th May and will be held in the Ulster Reform Club, Royal Avenue.
The evening will begin with a Reception at 7.00pm when a welcome drink will be served.
The meal is a Gourmet Hot and Cold buffet served in the gracious surroundings of the Reading Room. A selection of salads, herbed rice, garlic potatoes will accompany a choice of hot and cold meals. A delicious dessert will be followed by tea/coffee and homemade shortbread.
Price of a ticket: £30 which does not include beverages at the table.
As accommodation is limited to eighty guests please return the pro-forma (link below) with your cheque to Patricia Moorhead, 34 Kilwarlin Avenue, Hillsborough, Co Down. BT26 6LQ by Friday 21st April.
The venue each year may change but we hope to hold this event on the first Friday in May to allow old girls who are organising year group reunions to plan well ahead.
Other ideas for events were made and most welcome and the Events Co-ordinator Patricia and her team welcome any ideas for venues you wish to send her.
Joining the association
One urgent priority is to bank the e-mail addresses of as many of our members as possible and we are working on a way to ensure these are logged and news can be issued efficiently. For that reason we would be extremely grateful if you could complete the form below.