The OGA celebrated teachers' day this year by organising a high at the Marine Grand for all our past teachers of Methodist College. It was a lovely (albeit noisy) evening that had the teachers catching up with each other and having a good laugh.
After years of not being able to organise the annual picnic (due to COVID and the fuel crisis that followed), the OGA hosted a Members' Day that was a day of fellowship, games, really good food, karaoke and a bit of dancing! To add to the fun element of our adventurous members we also organised a clue-based road rally that began from school and ended at Jetwing Blue (our venue for the Members' Day). The teams were given over the first clue at school and had to solve it in order to reveal the location of the next.
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The inter-house sports day was held at the NCC grounds at 8:30 a.m. on the 27th of May 2023. The event commenced with the house reps unfurling the house flags, Mrs. Hiranya Fernando unfurling the College flag and Ms. Ruwandi de Mel, treasurer of the OGA unfurling the National flag. Although we were blessed with rain in true Methodist College style, the sun shone for the rest of the day in time for the arrival of the chief guest, Mrs. Priyani Fernando and a beautifully choreographed performance by the school Hewisi band. It was really a day of healthy, fun competition and fellowship with members performing well on the track and in relays. Shire and Scott emerged joint winners after an unsuccessful tie breaker (when the tug of war rope snapped in two!)
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The Christmas lunch to celebrate our past teachers and senior members was held at Scott Hall on the 10th of December. It was a morning full of fun with lots of games and activities and many prizes. The event ended in a scrumptious lunch, merriment and fellowship that was cherished by all who attended.
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The Annual General Meeting was held at the Kingsbury followed by breakfast and was well attended with about 170 members present and 45 members online (via zoom). It was an enjoyable morning of fellowship and a much welcome change by all. The breakfast spread was also much appreciated, especially the hopper station!
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Circumventing restrictions the Methodist College Sports meet was held this time over a period of 2 days at NCC for track events and at school for house relays, the march past and award ceremony. Although it was low-key in comparison it was a fun event of sportsmanship. The OGA ran its customary food stall on both days.
The High Tea was held at the Waters' Edge on the 24th of July 2021. After having to postpone this event many times due to the pandemic, it was a pleasure having so many members join in for fellowship, while adhering to health and safety regulations. The evening was made that much more enjoyable thanks to the indulgent spread of goodies.
For the first time the OGA organised a virtual event that was beyond borders. Two enjoyable sessions of Trivia hosted to accommodate all time zones. Both sessions had the same questions to be fair, and despite bad weather and unstable connections, turned out to be competitive yet fun. The top scorers (names below) received prizes of Spa Ceylon gift vouchers.
Congratulations to the winners!
1. Rashmi Peiris (despite getting disconnected and missing a few questions!)
2. Christabel Loganathan
3. Shalom David
1. Enoka Loganathan
2. Nuska Nasser
3. Shani Goonesekera
The AGM of the Methodist College OGA was held on Saturday 24th April. This was the first time we had a virtual AGM. However, it’s promising to note that we had a global presence at this meeting with over 150 members from across the globe
The Annual School Sports Meet was held on Thursday 20th February at the NCC grounds. The OGA has its customary food stall which was patronized by al present. It was an afternoon of fun and laughter.
The centenary celebrations ended on Sunday 8 th December with a Christmas Lunch at the “flow” Restaurant of the Hilton Colombo Residencies. This was a very well attended event with a wide cross-section of nearly 180 old Girls attending. Live Music, Carols, Laughter and Good Food were the order of the day
The Centenary Dinner dance – A night in Venice was held on Saturday October 26th at the Waters' Edge Hotel. This was held to collect funds to refurbish the College Auditorium. Popular Bands – “Doctor” and “Black “ were on hand to entertain those who attended. Airline Tickets, Hotel Vouchers and Good Food and great Music made for a memorable evening which ended at dawn.