Sunday, 1 December 2013

Behold! It's A New Dawn (Dedicated to the OGQC 84 Set)

Come my sister
Be a part of the new OGQC 84 set adventure!
In Peace. Love. Unity
What I am feeling is pride but in a good way. It honestly took me by surprise. You see, I am very proud of my Alma Mater, Queen's College and I could never tire of thanking God for fixing it so I would spend five years of my life within its academic walls. But yesterday, I was proud not just of the school but of the women who attended the school with me.

True, I was extremely happy to see how we all rallied during the fund raiser for the  young lady who needed surgery, Bukola Sogbuyi a while back. True, as a set, I am pleased to learn that we have done our fair bit towards supporting the Main body in its projects to take QC back to its former glory. And true I personally (and recently my mgm) have had cause to marvel at the level of one on one sista-support, concern and love we women are able to give when the need arises BUT this time, my pride and my joy was about how, against all the odds, many of us chose to take a 'leap of faith' and believe that nothing shall be impossible to the 79/84 set members who believe.

Yesterday, at Oyemi's house, during our meeting, a new dawn broke forth and with it, new hope in the possibility that, as a set, we women could and would all walk and work together in love 'for the greater good of our dear QC'. And I am loving it.  Many, many thanks and much respect to everyone, from the Out-going Exco to The QNEC (Electoral Committee) to the new In-coming Exco to everyone that nominated, to everyone that accepted to be nominated to everyone that voted to everyone that attended the meeting yesterday and you know what? Even to all those who abstained for one reason or the other!  Respect for others means you respect people's wishes. So Congratulations and God bless you all! Together, we did it!

I would also like to use this post to 'cry out' to all other members of our set who till date have 'stayed away'. I feel it in my bones. It's going to be a glorious and exciting journey from now on. Come! Be a part of it physically or 'internet-ically' . We are like family and blood ties. As long as you studied in QC anytime from 1979 to 1984 (or 1986 for those who did A-levels) you are our sister and nothing can change that. Do you really want to turn your back on your 'family'? I hope this my cry 'inspires' you to come unite with your sisters in 'hopes untiring' as we 'forward press not backward turning' in a bid to give back to our dear  Queen's College, Yaba.

Call me romantic or overly optimistic but, as I sat there yesterday in Oyemi's home looking at all of us, I really came to believe in the words of our school song. No matter what has gone on in the past, no matter how we feel, if we let the love of God move us the bonds that bind us as OGQC girls is one that no future years can sever. It is my hope and prayer that you believe this too.

To God be all the glory for the OGQC set 79/86! 
To God be all the glory for all OGQC sets! 
To God be the glory for the Parent OGQC Association!
To God be the glory for our dear old Queen's College!

Pass on the Torch!

P. S. Next meeting is Saturday, 25th of January 2014 and I am hosting and I really am looking forward to seeing everyone I saw yesterday and many, many more of you ladies! It would be a wonderful way to kick off 2014!

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