The Legacy You Leave, Will Last Forever
Your support as a member of the Geoff Christian Society will ensure that your club remains forever a place to belong; a club of pride, honouring our past and planning for our future.
Upon full consideration of the material throughout this booklet and after making provisions for your family, we invite you to consider leaving a bequest to your football club.
Your bequest will receive the respect it deserves and will entitle you to membership of the Geoff Christian Society.
Why Do You Need A Will?
A will is a way to show your care to family members and others who have been important to you throughout your life. Making a will can provide peace of mind, knowing that your special wishes will be honoured.
If you have made the decision to bequest some portion of your estate to the Geoff Christian Society, we would encourage you to discuss this with your family first, as well as your trustee or solicitor.
This would be an ideal time to review your will to ensure that you made the appropriate adjustments. It is troubling to know that less than two-thirds of the Australian adult population has a valid will.
If you do not have a will, now is the right time to do something about it.
To join the Geoff Christian Society, you will not be asked to present your will or indicate the amount involved. You only need to express that you have left a bequest to the West Coast Eagles and we will welcome you as a member.
Our special thank you
As a member of the Geoff Christian Society, you will have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. You will be part of a warm, welcoming and friendly social environment and you will contribute to your club’s success.
As a member of the society:
• You will be invited to join us at regular social gatherings and luncheons;
• You will receive a honourary Geoff Christian Society gift set
We appreciate that some people may prefer to give their bequest anonymously, and we respect any such request, always observing full confidentiality.
The Geoff Christian Society is named in honour of the late Geoff Christian, who was not only the most revered sports columnist in Western Australian history, but he was also a driving force behind the birth of the West Coast Eagles. For 33 years he was a sports writer for The West Australian newspaper, the last 26 as chief football writer, he was also recognised as the no.1 ticket holder, a position he held in 1997 and 1998. Sadly, he died in 1998 after a sustained fight against cancer. Geoff Christian was passionate and integral to the club we know today, an astute and incisive football authoritarian who would be deeply proud of what the club is today.
How to make a bequest
Once you have ensured you have taken care of your family, friends and loved ones, your bequest can take a number of forms, such as a percentage share of your estate, the residue of your estate after you have made specific gifts, real and/or personal property, or a specified amount of money.
We encourage you to discuss your intention with your family and then recommend that you consult a trustee or solicitor. While there are a range of bequest clauses, the following is the most commonly used for a general bequest:
“I give to the West Coast Eagles Football Club _______% of my estate (or $_______) to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of an authorised officer of the West Coast Eagles Football Club will be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustee.”
West Coast Eagles Bequest Officer
Direct line: (08) 9388 4506
Mobile phone: 0407 180 456