Brad Hyde (OH ’82)
President of the Old Haileyburians Association
At the commencement of each of the past two years, the OHA looked forward to delivering programs of services, initiatives and events that looked very different to what turned out to be the case.
And while the program is different to what was planned, it remains of truly outstanding quality and had a significant impact on us staying connected and building foundations for a stronger future.
In March this year, we looked at not just what we couldn’t do but what we could bring forward in our plans, perhaps enhance and make bigger.
This crisis, has in many ways helped accelerate our evolution and development as a relevant, contemporary and leading Alumni Association.
As an OHA for all Old Haileyburians, great progress has been made on our framework to engage with and become relevant for graduates from Haileybury Rendall School and Haileybury Senior School, Tianjin; creating tailored programs that recognise different expectations and needs.
In the new year, we launch our bespoke Mentoring Program providing support for Alumni with their careers and presenting opportunities for others to contribute to the OHA community. We recognise this service as a key pillar in our offering.
In the coming months, we will launch the OHA Rewards member benefits program. The main focus of the program is rewarding our Alumni and supporting the businesses of Old Haileyburians and our sponsors. Members will be able to spend at Haileybury businesses and receive their rewards as a percentage ‘cashback’ on their credit or debit card, online vouchers and in-store discounts. We have also included a function whereby members may opt in to donate all of or a portion of their cashback reward to the Haileybury Foundation.
The OHA Podcast and Bite News are the latest major steps in our intent to deliver a multimedia communications suite suitable for the contemporary, busy Old Haileyburian who may want to consume their news in more than a static traditional format. We will continue to expand on this program in 2022 with new content and an international focus as the popular ‘Australia Wide’ interview series becomes ‘Worldwide’ featuring the stories of Old Haileyburians from across the globe.
The foundation for all of our initiatives is our stated strategy to recognise and respond to all Old Haileyburians with relevant and engaging communications and offerings.
As always, if you have ideas and input on how we can best achieve that, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We are all very much looking forward to genuinely seeing you in the new year. No matter how…. let’s Stay Connected!