Clark Club – 10 years and going strong
The event was attended by close to 160 people, most of whom had graduated from Haileybury in excess of 50 years ago.
Earlier in the day just on 40 graduates from the Class of ’69 and their parners visited Haileybury Brighton for a morning tea and tour of the campus, as they started their long day of celebrations and reminiscing.
The Brian “Weary” Clark Club is open to those who left Haileybury 50 or more years ago. The Luncheon has over time grown from 43 attendees at the Marine Hotel in 2009 to Milanos Hotel for a few years to its new home at Sandringham.
The traditional Clark Club oration was delievered by Robin Fildes AM (OH ’58) who spoke about Brian Clark’s early history, having gained much of his information from Brian’s widow Gwynneth, who was also in attendance, alongside son Tim (’74).
Guests heard from Haileybury CEO and Principal, Derek Scott as well as close friend of our oldest living Haileyburian, William Buckland (OH ’40), Lorellie Bow. Unfortunately due to ill health, William was unable to attend this year and thus the award for the alumni member who had graduated the longest time ago went to Don Cumming (OH ’49). Dom has been a regular supporter of the Clark Club event. Haileybury’s Head of Edrington campus, Jeanette Rawlings provided the toast to Haileybury.
We were thrilled to welcome Sue Brown (widow of Jim Brown) and Sue Trueman (widow of Bill Trueman) to the luncheon.
The 11th annual event will be held at the Sandringham Yacht Club in twelve months time.