Old Collegians' Club

The MLC Old Collegians’ Club (OCC) was established in 1904 to foster ongoing relationships between all Old Collegians and between Old Collegians and the College. The OCC seeks to keep alive College friendships through a range of reunions, networking events and other social gatherings.

We encourage all past students to provide the College with their current contact details to ensure receipt of invitations to reunions and events, as well as the biannual The Star publication. Please email alumnae@mlc.vic.edu.au to advise us of your change of details or visit the MLC alumnae website and submit your change of details online.

President's Message
I am honoured to have the opportunity to represent and lead the alumnae members of the MLC Community. 
 
It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the enormous contributions of OCC volunteers past and present. I would particularly like to thank our Immediate Past President, Penny Pavlou (1979), for her tireless work, enthusiasm and leadership that has left the OCC in a much stronger position for the future. 

My own relationship with the OCC is built upon a desire to give back to a community which provided me with such remarkable opportunity. During my term as President, I will endeavour to explore how Old Collegians can continue to benefit from being members of the MLC Community, even after they have the left the College. This will include expanding our existing events and programmes to cater for more of our diverse Old Collegians and a renewed focus on developing the OCC as a professional as well as a social network. 
 
All students who attended MLC are automatically provided membership to the Old Collegians' Club and I encourage each of them to make the most of these opportunities and events that are held for MLC alumnae. I also encourage all Old Collegians to consider how they can give back to their community. 
 
I warmly invite all ideas and feedback on how the OCC can better support our alumnae community and very much look forward to meeting as many alumnae as possible over the coming months
 
I look forward to meeting you at future events. 
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Gabrielle Lim (2008)
President

OCC Fellowship Grant Program


As President of the Old Collegians’ Club, it gives me great pleasure to launch the OCC Fellowship Grant Program.

This program will support Old Collegians who are planning to undertake a not-for-profit venture that aligns with OCC values and promotes the empowerment of women, which may encompass female leadership, education or social entrepreneurship.

The program includes financial support to assist the recipients in their endeavours.  Click the below links to familiarise yourself with this new initiative. 
 
Fellowship Applicant Information     Application Form

 

2019 OCC Event Program

 
Date Event Location Time
Monday, 29
April

Wellbeing Workshop - see description below.

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Flockart Hall, MLC 7 pm
Thursday, 16
May

Networking Breakfast - see description below.

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Off Site 7.30 am -
9 am
Saturday, 20
July

Annual Chapel Service and Lunch - see description below.

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Fitchett Chapel, MLC
Lunch in
Betty Jackson Hall, MLC

11am - Chapel
12 pm -
Lunch

Thursday, 12
September
Young Alumnae Event Off Site 7 pm -
10 pm
Tuesday, 15
October

Networking Breakfast - see description below

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Krome Dining Room, MLC 7.30 am -
9 am
Monday, 21
October 

Annual Golf Day
Kew Golf Club

Off Site 8 am 


Wellbeing Workshop:
Guest Speaker: 
Ruth Knight, Project Manager, Northern Corridor Service Development at CatholicCare.
Ruth Knight from CatholicCare will speak on the importance of Advance Care Planning.  Ruth has 25 years experience working in the health and social services sector.  Holding a Masters of Education (Educational Leadership and Management) and a critical care nursing qualification, Ruth sees firsthand the benefits of advanced care planning and believes conversations should occur before people are faced with the stress of an acute hospital admission. She is passionate about increasing awareness of advanced care planning, encouraging conversations about future wishes and enhancing the capacity of local communities to support each other as they face life limiting illnesses, death or bereavement.


Networking Breakfast (May):
Guest Speaker: Jenny Wilson (1988) – Superintendent at Victoria  Police responsible for Police Response across the Ballarat, Moorabool, Pyrenees, Hepburn and Golden Plains Shirees.
Jenny joined Victoria Police in 1989 and her policing experience has been primarily as an investigator and manager in the fields of sexual assault and child abuse, having served time at the Rape Squad, Divisional CIU's and Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Annual Chapel Service and Lunch: 
Guest Speaker: 
Judy Dalton  (Tegart 1953) was Wimbledon singles runner-up in 1968 and a semifinalist in 1971. She reached the singles quarterfinals at the US Open twice, Wimbledon once and the Australian three times.   However, she excelled at doubles, winning the Australian in 1964, 1967, 1969 and 1970; the French in 1966; Wimbledon in 1969; and the US in 1970 and 1971 (with Margaret Court).   Her highest singles ranking was No.7 in 1968 and she helped Australia win the Federation Cup in 1965 and 1970.    Judy was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.  In retirement, Judy remains active in promoting women  in tennis and is the President of the Australian Federation Coup Foundation.

OCC Breakfast Networking Event (October):
Dr Sandra Hacker AO (1963) is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the Alfred Hospital with a special interest in psychotherapy, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder. She currently chairs the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and is the Deputy Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Sandra was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to the medical profession.

MLC Alumnae

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Model UN Assembly
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July 29, 2019
Art Exhibition
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GEN+ Talks
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For me, an MLC education opened doors - not simply in exposure to different activities and experiences, but in the way the ethos of the College and its teachers encouraged me to set my sights high and understand the work it would take to get there.
Eleanor Brown (Class of 2008)