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President of the Maclean RSL Sub-Branch, Kevin Jones OAM. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Kevin Jones OAM retires

President of the Maclean RSL Sub-Branch, Kevin Jones OAM. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Maclean RSL sub-branch president Kevin Jones OAM will be retiring at the end of the month, after three years service.
Mr Jones who retired from his job in the police force in 1998 said that he and his wife Maureen moved to the Clarence Valley from Byron Bay, after Maureen retired in 2000.
“In 2001 I was approached by Maclean Services Club board member Rod McPhee, to join the club,” said Mr Jones.
“I went from director to chairman within two years.”
Mr Jones remained president of the Services Club for 14 years, until he retired in November last year, for health reasons.
Mr Jones said that he followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the police force in 1967. During this time he was a member of the army reserves, but after 22 years he was discharged because it was impacting too much on his work as a police officer.
His work in the police saw him stationed at several country towns where he would involve himself within the community starting up youth groups, blue light discos and forming SES units.
In 1986 Mr Jones was posted to Maclean from Wilcannia as officer in charge, however he was only stationed here for 14 months before being transferred to Byron Bay.
Mr Jones loved his community work and in 2010 he was awarded an OAM – for assisting veterans and the community.
Mr Jones said that he will be reluctantly retiring as president of the sub-branch on 27 February, because of health reasons.
“I have vision issues and I can’t read the correspondence anymore,” he said.
“I’ve enjoyed my involvement with both the Maclean sub-branch and the Maclean Services Club and have enjoyed being involved within my community.”

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