Each year the OKA committee hosts various fundraisers to provide bursaries for Kingsmead Old Girls’ daughters who otherwise would not be able to afford such an education.
This year, the annual Bridge Drive took place on 17th March. Over 130 people attended this event and many great prizes were up for grabs.
In the middle term we will host a Dads and Daughters’ Dance. This event only takes places every three to four years so it is incredibly special for the girls and their dads. This year the theme of the dance is ‘Frozen’ so all the decor will be white.
We’d love to see you at Kingsmead’s signature event, The Kingsmead Book Fair, on Saturday 23 May at Kingsmead College – there’ll certainly be a genre to suit all literary tastes and food to tantalise all taste buds!
I hope you all had a blessed Easter or Passover spending time with your loved ones.Looking forward to seeing you all later in the year at the ‘Let’s connect’ breakfasts, and our annual luncheon.
Kirsten Legg (Jasper, Matric 1987)
Please let me know if it is a special reunion for your class this year. It will be the Matric class of 1975 40th reunion and great plans are under way. I am very willing to help in anyway with the organising of reunions.
Class of 1965 50th reunion at Kingsmead College
Old Girls’ News
Larraine Segil (Matric 1964)
Larraine is a seasoned senior executive with general management experience, and a world renowned level of expertise in the creation, implementation and management of complex business alliances in multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, aerospace, financial services and more.
Born in South Africa, Ms. Segil immigrated to the USA in 1974. She was formerly CEO of an advanced materials company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers worldwide. She co-founded a California Thrift and Loan Company as well as a series of free standing ambulatory care clinics providing medical services, and previously practiced international corporate law.
Ms. Segil is a regular commentator for CNN and CNBC and presents keynotes on domestic and global alliances, mergers, and critical customer supplier, channel, and outsourcing relationships. Ms. Segil is the author of numerous books, including: Intelligent Business Alliances, Fast Alliances: Power Your E-Business, Dynamic Leader, Adaptive Organization: Ten Essential Traits for Managers, and Partnering –The New Face of Leadership. Her latest book, Measuring the Value of Partnering, is the first on Alliance Metrics. She authored a novel, ‘Belonging’, published by Penguin Books and is presently running a family-held, small agricultural holding company, Little Farm Company, and has written two E-Cookbooks. She is also a composer of music and lyrics and has two children’s CD’s and a CD of adult songs launching 2011 under the label ROCKIN’ GRANDMA.
Larraine has created two endowment funds for scholarships for women managers in strategic alliances – one at the joint JDMBA program at the Peter Drucker School of Management and Southwestern School of Law, and the other for Pepperdine Business School Presidential Key Executive MBA Program. Ms. Segil holds BA Honors in Latin and Classics, JD and MBA degrees.
Phindile Sithole Spong (Matric 2008)
Phindile recently spoke at Alicia Keys’ “Keep A Child Alive Annual Black Ball”
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