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Grafton golfers AGM

Last Sunday the Club held its 65th AGM with the installation of our new committee.

With president for the past 11 years, Trevor Townsend deciding not to stand, Matt Davidson has taken on that role being elected unopposed.  The two vice presidents are Neil Hayward and Bill Newman, elected unopposed. Also elected unopposed were Bob Turns as treasurer, Heather Robinson returned as public officer with David Morgan returned as Club captain also unopposed.

There were six  (6) candidates for the remaining three board positions which required a ballot. At the conclusion of that ballot, Matt McKee, Tim Newsome and Jan Patterson were duly declared elected.

A couple of other highlights from the meeting include the awarding of life membership to Tim Newsome, in recognition of his 15 years service on the Board of Directors.  Following a recommendation from the Ladies committee, Soo McPherson was awarded with Honorary Life Membership for her services to the Club in general and ladies golf in particular. Both of these awards more than justified. As well as those awards, the Club Person of the Year was awarded to Ron and Sonya Baker, recognising their volunteer efforts for the year.

Following a tenure of 11 years as president, as mentioned earlier Trevor Townsend determined that now was an appropriate time to stand down as Club president. In that time Trevor witnessed and contributed greatly to the Club which resulted in many positive changes to the conduct of the Club and our golfing activities. In recognition of his more than outstanding service to the Club, a presentation was made to Trevor as a token of the Club’s appreciation for his efforts. A special mention of the support Trevor received from wife, Jen during that time is justified. Without that support from home, it would be almost impossible to make the successful contribution to club affairs, which Trevor was able to provide. Trevor may have relinquished his presidential duties, however he was seen helping at the normal Monday volunteers around the course, and if Jen has anything to say about it, that will not be a one off occurrence.

Ray Hopwood