THE BRAZIER CLUB

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Supporting the Sport of Sailing at Geelong Grammar School

The Brazier Club was formed in 1972 to support Sailing at Geelong Grammar School.

More than 30 students belong to the GGS Yacht Club with skills ranging from beginner to world class. The school has invested in a fleet of 15 Pacer yachts and every Saturday in the summer season a core of sixteen students leave, often at 6am, to compete in school regattas held around Port Philip Bay.

The Club's activities each season raise additional funds to support Sailing at the school. An Open Day is held at the end of October/November to celebrate the start of the season and bless the fleet, and to encourage Middle School students to come down to the club to try out sailing. In March, the Club hosts the Sailing Presentation Dinner, usually featuring a guest speaker, which provides an opportunity to conclude the season, celebrate the achievements of the sailing team, and especially the contribution of the Year 12 sailors.

Recently, plans for a new clubhouse have been developed and approved by the School, and fundraising for this exciting development is underway.

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OBJECTIVES

The John Brazier Club has the following objectives:

• To promote ongoing communication and friendship with old Geelong Grammarians sharing a common interest - sailing!
• To make sailing students aware of the history of the school sailing club and invite their ongoing participation.
• To support the school and sailing students in their activities.
• To help finance the sailing club to develop and upgrade the facilities, equipment and sailing fleet.
• To assist with the maintenance of the club.
• To promote the sport of sailing by giving the school and its students access to a wealth of nautical knowledge and practical experience in almost every aspect of sailing.

CURRENT COMMITTEE

President: Michael Wedgwood
Vice-President: Duncan Scudamore
Secretary / Treasurer: Katie McLeod
Committee member: Janet Ashton

Ex-officio members of the Committee: Director of Sport - Paul La Cava; Head Coach - Bruce King
Commodore-in-Chief: Rebecca Cody, Principal of Geelong Grammar School

Past Presidents: Gina Copeland (2018/19), Amanda Lithgow (Cl'82) (2017/18), Deborah Eyre (2016/17), Fiona Lowe (2015/16), Kerry McKendrick (2014/15), Antony Heath (M'77) (2013/14), Geoff Chandler (Fr'85) (c.1991-2013)

CONTACT

For more information or to contact the Brazier Club Committee, please e-mail Iga Bajer, Support Group & Event Coordinator - supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au

NEWSLETTERS

Term 1 2019

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership to The John Brazier Club is by a one-off subscription only and is open to Current Parents and family members, Past GGS Sailors and supporters of Sailing at Geelong Grammar. Each new membership comes with a Club cap. 

Follow the link to Join the Brazier Club Membership online

DONATE

Through the School’s fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF), donations to the Brazier Club are tax deductible. 
The Club does need funds to continue to provide equipment, improved coaching facilities, provide barbecues and social functions for our parents and supporters, and trophies/badges for our players. This can only occur with your donations and we are grateful for any help you may be able to provide.

So please show your support for Sailing at Geelong Grammar by donating today! 
Follow this link:
https://asf.org.au/projects/geelong-grammar-school/john-brazier-club/ 
and remember that every dollar you donate via the ASF is tax deductible.