Our BGS150 sponsors have continued to support us in 2019. We thank major sponsors ANZ, Morgans, and Audi Centre Brisbane, whose contribution to the School is valued at over $250,000.
The Betty Howell Awards, established for volunteers in 2011, are named in honour of Mrs Joan Elizabeth (Betty) Howell, who during her 25-year
association with the School as the wife of Maxwell A. Howell, Headmaster from 1965 to
1989, was a passionate volunteer with the Art Committee and the Auxiliary.
Congratulations to the Betty Howell Awards recipients this year:
Dr Graham and Mrs Judith Bell
Judith is a former Trustee and member of the BGS150 History Committee. Graham gave years of dedicated service to the BGS Cricket community and is a co-founder of the Willow Club. The pair were also heavily involved in the BGS Tennis community. Their son Patrick was School Captain and graduated in 1991.
Mr Ian Reeves OAM
Ian is a co-founder of the Willow Club and a tremendous supporter of BGS Cricket. He ran cricket scoring workshops and coordinated the Double Wicket Knockout Competition for the School. His three sons, Shaun, Peter and Dean graduated in 1983, 1987 and 1991 respectively.
Dr Leah Edwards
Leah was involved with a long list of BGS sports and activities, including swimming, water polo, the Art Support Group and P&F Auxiliary. She introduced the Spirit of Rugby Award and is perhaps best known as the face of the Normanby Blues during her time at the School. Her sons Ben and David graduated in 2009 and 2011.
Mr Craig and Mrs Kirsten Whip
Craig is a former President of both the P&F Auxiliary and the Willow Club. Together with Kirsten, they were dedicated volunteers within the Cricket and Rugby communities and the P&F Auxiliary. Craig played a significant role in developing a sense of community at BGS. Their sons Tom a School Vice Captain, Ben and Nick, graduated in 2011, 2013 and 2017 respectively.
Mr Marcus and Mrs Christine Tod
Marcus and Christine were passionate supporters of the Rowing, Volleyball and Music communities, and the P&F Auxiliary. They were very hard workers, particularly for Tipperoo. Christine was Treasurer of the BGS Art Support Group for many years. Their sons Alex, Tom and Harry, graduated in 2012, 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Dr Julie and Dr Jonathan Cichero '85
The Cicheros have given an incredible generational contribution to the BGS community, spanning four generations. Julie and Jonathan were active participators in school life and gave significant service to the Rowing and Rugby communities. They initiated new programs, such as developing a nutrition guide for school athletes. Jonathan continues to referee schoolboy rugby and Julie photographs schoolboy rugby and rowing. Their sons Elliot and Xavier graduated in 2014 and 2018.