The OGA Millennium Group
The Millennium Group was founded as a means of encouraging younger EHS Old Girls to link with each other and to meet occasionally if they so wish. The title might now be something of a misnomer as the invitation to connect or attend is certainly not restricted to those who left school since 2000; indeed we very much welcome earlier generations.
One of the founding aims was also to encourage the development of a valuable network in careers information and opportunities between, for example, young graduates and those well-established in their working lives, as well as those who have re-trained and switched careers.
A further aim was to have regional groups and there are Millennium Chapter Co-ordinators in five cities: London, Durham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester. The London Chapter is understandably the most active and social but a gathering is proposed for this autumn or winter in Durham where Naomi Coward has become the North- East Chapter Co-ordinator. If you live or study in Newcastle, Durham or elsewhere in the North-East please do make contact about this.
There is no set pattern for these meetings and much of the communication and organisation is done through social media so it is important to be in touch with the co-ordinator or with the OGA via school if you wish to be involved.
In London there was a gathering in December 2013 and a Mothers and Daughters Afternoon Tea at the Army and Navy Club to coincide with Mothering Sunday in March. We have ideas for further meetings, such as a Dinner with Speaker in London and Drinks Reception preceding a concert or recital, but we should value YOUR ideas and, of course, opportunities for extending support for this OGA development.