Firbank Old Grammarians' Association
The Firbank Old Grammarians’ Association (FOGA) was founded in November 1918 and grew rapidly during the 20s and 30s. In an era when few women were part of the workforce, thriving literary, dramatic and sporting clubs contributed to the vitality of the Association. World War II saw many changes but the spirit remained.
As in the past, Old Grammarians continue to meet in order to foster friendships made at school and work to support the School and its traditions in various ways.
Today there are over 2000 members who have opportunities to meet regularly at reunions, the Annual Golf Day and various other functions.
FOGA provides financial support to the School in a range of ways, including the following:
The Association has provided scholarships since its foundation. Scholarships are awarded to the daughters or granddaughters of Old Grammarians. The Cameron Scholarship has been re-launched by the school as the Cameron Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Old Grammarians. Any Old Grammarians wishing to donate to this fund, or make a bequest, will be able to do so with new tax benefits successfully applied for by the School. (Contact the Development Office on 9591 5188). In addition to the ongoing commitment of the half FOGA Scholarship, the committee will make annual donations, as funds allow, to the Cameron Scholarship Fund. As this fund grows, the FOGA committee is hopeful additional scholarships can be funded.
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Congratulations to Old Grammarians
The School extends congratulations to the following Old Grammarians who received recognition in the Australia Day Honours List.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Professor Eleanor Joan OZANNE-SMITH, Hawthorn, Vic
(Class of 1962)
For distinguished service to public health, particularly in the area of accident and injury prevention, to forensic medicine, and to higher education as an academic.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mrs Margaret Helena DESMYTH, Brighton, Vic (Class of 1956)
For service to the community of Brighton.
Mrs Joan Helen TREWEEKE, Angledool, NSW (Class of 1959)
For service to rural and remote communities in New South Wales.