Phyl Drew

(B. 1917 D. 2005)
Attended St Margaret’s 1931-1934

Phyl Drew was born in Sydney in 1917 and started her long association with St Margaret’s when her family moved to Brisbane when she was 12 years old. At St Margaret’s she was Bede House Captain in 1934.

After completing school, Phyl worked in a variety of industries including fashion retail, tourism and interior decorating.

She joined the OGA after finishing at St Margaret’s and remained an active committee member throughout her life including time as President and Vice President over several years. In 1986 she was made an Honorary Life Member of the OGA. In 2003 she was made the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Contribution to St Margaret’s award (now known as the Patron of St Margaret’s Award). Phyl was also a member and later an Honorary member of School Council and in 2004 was appointed  Patron of the St Margaret’s Foundation.

Phyl was a member of several community organizations and an ardent supporter of the Queensland Ballet Company. In 2001, she was awarded the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 Centenary Medal for services to the community and was presented with the Hollingworth Medal for service to St John’s Anglican Cathedral. Phyl utilized her skills in retail with involvement in the Cathedral shop for twenty years and was a keen supporter of raising funds to complete the restoration work at the Cathedral.

Phyl was a true friend, an enthusiastic supporter, a voice of wisdom to call upon and a forerunner of epitomizing the value and importance of volunteering.

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