AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER
The latest lock-down due to the Covid-19 virus, has caused us to reconsider our plans to hold a 105th Anniversary event at the new School. There is a real risk of further lock-downs and restrictions throughout the rest of this year so, with the safety of all participants in mind, we have decided to postpone the event. Let's hope it won't be long before we can all get together again. We'll keep you informed.
Congratulations to Glenyys [Howlett] Romanes [1958 stream] who received an AM for her service to the Victorian Parliament and the community.
We also discovered one we had missed. In January 2012 Colin Benjamin [1954 stream] received an OAM for services to the community.
Both have been included in our ever lengthening list of alumni who have been honoured. Have a look on our website and let us know if there are others who should be there.
We would like to thank all those who responded to our recent calls to update email addresses and to join our ranks.
How You Can Help Us to Preserve the History and Spirit of Coburg High School.
The benefits to your family of a repository of your school’s history are there long after you are gone.
1. Join the Coburg High School Historical Group
Become a member and receive newsletters and information from CHSHG. Your membership fee of $10 per year or $100 for life membership will help CHSHG volunteers meet the small, ongoing costs of running the organisation, preserving materials in our collection and responding to requests from former students and their families for information and photos from our records.
2. Make a donation or a bequest.
Help CHSHG continue to survive and respond to members who need assistance now and in the future - consider a donation or bequest in your will. CHSHG regularly receives gifts of personal or school memorabilia from families of former students, the most significant recently being trophies and materials of Doris Carter, a former CHS student and teacher and 1936 Olympic Games high jumper. Conserving such gifts and creating an accessible archive for the future, can cost and takes the time of our volunteers.
3. Be a part of the Archive Team
This small team is developing its skills in handling memorabilia and written records to build a Coburg High School Archive, available to families and friends of past students and teachers, as well as to current students for research into their local history. If you’d like to be part of that team, we’d love to have you work with us on this task.
4. Buy a copy of the CHS history
The history of CHS was written for the Centenary celebration in 2016. It is available from CHSHG in hard copy for $20 or $25 including postage.
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline 0472568359 and tell us what you would like to do. Any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated by generations of students, past, present and future.