I am proud to be the inaugural member of the Summers Society.
In 1943 I became a student at PLC. Dr Summers was the Principal throughout the five years of my attendance. I remember her as a woman totally committed to the education of ‘her girls’, strict but fair, passionate about French, with a strong belief that we should all be treated equally.
Dr Summers’ bequest to the School was the catalyst for PLC to embark on a fundraising venture. Buildings were in need of maintenance, better amenities and facilities necessary to meet rapid changes in the education of girls.
My involvement with PLC spans some 66 years as a student, parent and grandparent and as a member of the Old Collegians’ Association (rural representative), School Council and Foundation. There have been many changes and exciting developments in education over that time.
The School has been sustained by the generosity of many past donors and benefactors. If it is to continue to develop, provide excellence in education, be a modern and progressive school that encourages girls to be independent learners, build upon their strengths and make a worthwhile contribution to their world, then PLC will need your help.
The public commitment to bequeath to the PLC Foundation is my contribution to the future. I see it as a way of supporting the generosity of past donors and at the same time giving to the future of the girls and the School.
Will you join me in contributing to the future students of PLC by becoming a member of the Summers Society? Together we can help ensure the Foundation has a sound financial base for the School to operate from.