If you did not attend yesterday's annual business meeting and luncheon, YOU missed out!
It was not only a time of reunion; it was a time of reconnection, renewal and RESOLVE.
Some messages and images will be posted here that will afford some insight into what occurred; but those are unable to capture the tone, tenor and yes, the intangible spirit that permeated the event.
Our keynote speaker, GHS's own Nancy Santiago Negrón, was electric! Our little sisters from GHS, led by Ms. Aish, filled the ballroom with their sweet melodious voices. Alumna Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown came to greet us. Our open Q & A offered all who attended the chance to question and brainstorm on how we, 4000 strong and growing, can help to ensure the future of our glorious institution. And along with our own sale items, our sister organization, the GHS PTDA fueled and filled our spirit by supporting us through the sale of GHS apparel that allowed us to leave our gathering showing our school and alumnae spirit.
However, while we are over 4000 in members, yesterday we were only 300 in attendance. We're sincerely grateful for every woman in attendance yesterday. Yet, to accomplish our goals, we desire – and need – the active representation and participation of every graduating class. We did not have that yesterday.
Please join me in a commitment to attend next year’s gathering. We will shortly publish the details so that you may start your planning early.
I promise you a day like no other. GHS roots run deep. Come back and join us in reconnecting to yours.
We miss you. We NEED you.
Girls High. Always.
Antoinette (Toni) Bailey Nottingham
President, The Alumnae Association