Welcome to G.S.S.V. Donar 1881

G.S.S.V. Donar 1881 is the student fencing club of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of applied science related to the ACLO. We are a small, cozy club of about 20 members, consisting of beginners and advanced fencers. We fence on all three weapons: épée, foil and saber.

Naturally, we also organize activities, including a Student Beer Tournament (Ranzig Studenten Toernooi): a full night long fencing and drinking in a pub. Every year we also organize the International Donar Tournament, where top fencers from the Netherlands as well as from other countries compete against each other.

It goes without saying that we also regularly have drinks with each other and organize other activities, like going to the cinema: the advantage of a small club.

Are you interested in fencing? You are free to come by during our training sessions or to follow our ACLO fencing course.

"Ik zeg je mijn naam, al ben ik een vogelvrije met heel mijn familie: ik ben Odins zoon, een machtig Godenvorst, met Donar heb je van doen, en nu vraag ik jou hoe jij dan wel heet?" The verse of Grauwbaard

Club structure

G.S.S.V. Donar 1881 is a small and old club. The club is controlled by three board members. This year the board consists of:

Chair
Lauren Tidmarsh
Secretary
Jesse Dodde
Treasurer
Gijs Altena

The board members are elected every year during the general meeting. Not all tasks are being done by the board. There are some committees:

Donar tournament committee
This committee has the task to organise the International Donar Tournament.
Audit committee
This committee has the task to audit the work of the treasurer. At the end of the year it will advise the general meeting on the work done by the treasurer.
Activity committee
The activity committe will organise activities other than fencing, like movie nights, pub crawls and game nights.
PB-committee
PB stands for Peer Beddewater. He is a mythical figure from the Donar's past. He is honoured by a PB-trophee. Members with unusual remarks are eligible for the title "droplul van het jaar" and will win the trophee for one year. The committee will pick a winner at the end of the year.
Archive committee
De archive committee guards the rich history of GSSV Donar 1881.
The council
The council consists of previous board members and they help assist the current board.

Previous board members

2016/2017
Chairman
Jasper Oostmeijer
Secretary
Yusof Said
Treasurer
Gijs Altena
Vice Chairman
Maarten Kocken
2015/2016
Chairman
Angelo Karountzos
Secretary
Pytrik Folkertsma
Treasurer
Jasper Oostmeijer
2014/2015
Chairman
Vivian Bouwer
Secretary
Arend Terlaak
Treasurer
Pascal Fouraschen
Armourer
Johannes Bjerva
2013/2014
Chairman
Tess Lankhorst
Secretary
Liza Mennega
Treasurer
Maarten Kocken
2012/2013
Chairman
Niels Jelsma
Vice-Chairman
Geertjan Holtrop
Secretary
Jeremio Maduro
Treasurer
Maarten Kocken
Armourer
Long Chen
2011/2012
Chairman
Welington Zhang
Vice-Chairman
Geertjan Holtrop
Secretary
Jeremio Maduro
Treasurer
Johan Krom
2010/2011
Chairman
Geertjan Holtrop
Secretary
Anne Floor Lanting
Treasurer
Sybrand de Groot
2009/2010
Chairman
Sanne Berends
Secretary
Anne Floor Lanting
Treasurer
Johan Krom
Public Relations
Rebecca Boy
2008/2009
Chairman
Annemarie Heeringa
Secretary
Nienke van der Werff
Treasurer
Marjolein Bos
Armourer
Eva Magnuskova
Public Relations
Peter Hofstee
2007/2008
Chairman
Sander Zwanenburg
Secretary
Annemarie Heeringa
Treasurer
Charis van den Berg
Armourer
Eva Magnuskova
Public Relations
Peter Hofstee
2006/2007
Chairman
Astrid Lugtenburg
Secretary
Annemarie Heeringa
Treasurer
Sander Zwanenburg
Armourer
Oswin ten Brinke
Public Relations
Marjolein Bos