Tintern Old Girls Association (TOGA)

Women of Influence 2019

The 2019 TOGA women of Influence was another wonderful evening. Thank you to all those that came along to catch up and hear the adventures of Fiona Eagger (YG 1979) and Fiona Lake (YG 1979). They spoke of resilience, experience, giving it a go, relationships and trust, as well as their respective careers as a Producer, and photographer and drone pilot.

Thank you to the volunteers of TOGA for their work and dedication to creating such a fantastic evening.

A special thank you to both Fiona Eagger and Fiona Lake for attending, it was greatly appreciated by all.

Read more about our incredible speakers below:

Fiona Eagger (YG 1979) is one of Australia’s most versatile producers working across both film and television, specialising in drama production. You can watch her Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries spin-off, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Thursday evenings on Channel 7 at 8.30pm.

Fiona Lake (McKindlay) (YG 1979) is a well-recognised photographer of rural Australia and one of the few female drone pilots in the country. In 2018, Fiona was named by Chicago-based ‘Women and Drones’ as one of ten ‘Women to Watch in UAS’, for her work helping rural women take up drone flying.

TOGA Golf Report

Another beautiful day greeted us as we headed down to Flinders Golf Club for the Annual TOGA Golf Day on Friday 19 October 2018. Di Thompson (Landy) (YG 1956), Clare Vance (McDonald) (YG 1957), Joan Hoyle (Nairn) (YG 1952), Marg Carroll (Byrne) (YG 1969), Sue Semmens (YG 1978), Lyn Coutie (Stevenson) (YG 1970), Sue-Virginia Mackay (O’Hanlon) (YG 1971), Melinda Thomas (YG 1983) and this year Nancy Findlay (Fahey) (YG 1956) was able to join the group, that once again enjoyed the spectacular scenery that is such a part Flinders Golf Club. Melinda had the best score with 31 pts, followed by Lyn and Marg; Melinda also got Nearest the Pin, with Sue-Virginia taking out the longest drive. A delightful lunch was then had in the clubhouse with much lively conversation enjoyed by all.

A trip down the Peninsula to Sorrento Golf Club was required for this year’s Annual Women’s Interschool Golf Challenge Cup, held on Monday 1 April 2019. Celebrating its 90th year, the Tintern team of Sue Semmens (YG 1978), Lyn Coutie (Stevenson) (YG 1970), Jacky Clark (Bovell) (YG 1968) and Melinda Thomas (YG 1983) (photographed below) was keen to claim the cup for a first time in this milestone year and the lovely, calm conditions of the day boded well for some good golf on this testing but pretty golf course. The very respectable aggregate score of 115, however, wasn’t quite enough to clinch the deal; it seemed that a bit of local knowledge was needed with Sorrento members taking out both individual grades and helping Korowa take the title with a score of 134. Fintona came second with 130pts and Toorak College 129pts.

If you’re interested in joining the TOGA golfers, please contact Melinda Thomas on 0417 508 725.




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