From the President of FOGA
It has recently become apparent that some of our younger members may not know they are FOGA members.
Membership to FOGA is open to all girls (and Sandringham campus boys) who have completed one year at Firbank. On finishing Year 12, you transition from Firbank girls to FOGA women.
FOGA provides a wonderful opportunity to not only socialise and meet other past Firbank students, but to network and build professional contacts. We are all too familiar with the ‘old boy clubs’ and the opportunities and doors they open for our counterparts, so why not for Firbank Old Girls too? Finishing your university degree and looking for your first professional job? Perhaps you are still studying and looking for some career advice. Consider contacting FOGA to assist in matching you to an appropriate mentor. Better yet, attend one of our FOGA Industry Networking or social events.
I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to our younger members, in particular the current Year 12 students, now is a great time to get involved in FOGA as it heads towards its centenary in 2018, become involved in an association that will support you after the ‘gates have swung wide’.
Anna Borthwick (Class of 1999)