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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.

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

Our OCC Patrons

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MLC’s Old Collegians Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of Patrons Fran Keller (Woolhouse 1948) and Anne Scott OAM (Simpson 1957).

OCC Patrons hold a special position within the MLC community, acting as ambassadors for the College and its alumnae, wherever in the world they are located.

A teacher at MLC from 1973 – 1990, Fran Keller (Woolhouse 1948) touched the lives of many students, particularly in her role as the inaugural Head of MLC’s Junior Secondary School, to which she was appointed when MLC’s four schools were established by former Principal, David Loader.

As a student, Fran boarded at MLC during the 1940s, while her daughter attended the College during the years she was on the school’s teaching staff. Fran joined the Old Collegians’ Club when she finished her secondary education and served as President in 1986.

Anne Scott OAM (Simpson 1957) attended MLC from the age of six until she completed her Leaving Certificate. Her daughter and granddaughter are also past students. Anne served on the OCC Council for almost 20 years, including as its President from 2009 – 2010.

Anne says her long history of community contribution – beyond MLC she has made an enormous impact on the Girl Guides Association/Guides Australia, International Guiding, The Order of Australia Association and Rotary International – reflects the life lessons taught at MLC and Dr Wood’s famous reminder that “from those to whom much is given, much will be required.”

Both women are looking forward to their continued involvement in the life of the College.
 

OCC Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting


When: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 7.00pm - Postponed: Date TBA
Where: Flockart Hall, MLC Music School

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting. All Old Collegians are invited to attend and hear an update on the 2019 OCC events and programs, financial accounts and information about the year ahead. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The AGM will be immediately followed by a Special General Meeting. The business of the SGM is to consider a Special Resolution amending Clause 52 of the Constitution.

Please view our Constitution documents here.

Please note, as per the Constitution, a special resolution is passed if not less than three-quarters of the members voting at a general meeting in person (or by proxy, if permitted by the Rules) vote in favour of the resolution.

 

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)