RE­UNION AF­TER 50 YEARS

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LYN Con­nors shared a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone with for­mer class­mates re­cently – the 50-year re­union of the Year 10 class of 1968 at OLMC, now Mercy Col­lege.

“We were the first Year 10 at the new col­lege,” Mrs Con­nors said.

The re­union, which marked 50 years since fin­ish­ing Year 10, was held on No­vem­ber 3 and 4.

The idea of a re­union took shape al­most 12 months ago, when a small group of class­mates de­cided a catch-up was well over­due. The or­gan­is­ing group con­sisted of Mar­guerite Tide­man, Cherry Feeney (nee Dwyer), Lyn Con­nors (nee Deguara), Karen Reas­ton (nee Shep­herd), Lyn Doust (nee Cabassi) and Judy Sey­mour (nee Grant).

They rang, emailed, Face­booked, what­ever it took to find as many class­mates as pos­si­ble.

“It was de­cided that class­mates from Year 8 through to Year 12 (1966-1970) would be in­vited, so the task of track­ing down over 90 class­mates be­gan and to­gether they achieved a great re­sult,” Mrs Con­nors said.

“Forty of th­ese class­mates came to­gether over the week­end to cel­e­brate.”

Af­ter an in­for­mal get to­gether at The Res­i­dence, in The Dis­pen­sary, on the Sat­ur­day night, the class­mates meet again for a brunch at The Botanic Gar­dens Café the fol­low­ing day.

“Mem­o­ries and sto­ries were shared and en­joyed by for­mer stu­dents and two teach­ers Mon­ica Slater and Ju­dith An­der­son,” Mrs Con­nors said.

Photo: Con­tributed

RE­UNION: The Class of 1968 from OLMC, now Mercy Col­lege, cel­e­brated 50 years since fin­ish­ing Year 10.

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