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HOGA President’s Message

Julie CrothersAs Havergal commemorates 125 years of history, we celebrate our vibrant and diverse alumnae community of 9,500 “Old Girls”. Havergal Old Girls share a lifelong, special bond with our school as well as with each other. It’s impressive how a seemingly instantaneous connection is made with Old Girls when discovering that they both attended Havergal.

We thank Edwina Dick Stoate for her outstanding leadership and commitment to HOGA over the past years and celebrate the delivery of our new Strategic Plan. Although updated, the mission and commitment of HOGA remains unwavering to connect alumnae to our school, to each other, and to support the students who will follow as future Havergal graduates.

The HOGA Directorate now looks forward to building upon the projects and initiatives set by our predecessors as well as implementing our new Strategic Plan. HOGA will continue to serve Old Girls and to promote the engagement of even more of our membership. We are excited for the launch of our “alumnae app”, Graduway, as this will allow us to communicate more effectively with our membership —and Old Girls with one another. Finally, we encourage members from all graduating years to participate in the valuable networking opportunities at our many HOGA events and we will strive to make our programs more inclusive to Old Girls living outside of the Toronto area.

We look forward to sharing new experiences, as well as connecting with many of you at our longstanding and beloved events throughout the year.

Julie Crothers 1993

President, Havergal Old Girls Association