History of the Life Membership

At the Annual General Meeting held at the Mount Gambier National Convention in 1983 a member suggested that we should elect a Life Member.

After a very enthusiastic discussion it was decided to accept the suggestion and the meeting voted to elect PIC Syd Packham as the first Life Member. Syd was a District Governor in 1955/56 and is the longest serving member of our Association.

Since the Annual Meeting in Mount Gambier new Life Member/s is/are elected each year. Nominations are called from members in accordance with set criteria. The three Officers of the Association then examine the nominations and declare the new member/s at the Annual General Meeting.

 

Life Members

The following is a list of the Life Members of our Association: -

Year Awarded

Name

Year District Governor Convention
1983 PIC Syd Packham OAM  * 1955/56 Mount Gambier
1984 PDG Lyle Harvey  *  1963/64 Mildura
1985 PDG Ray Ware MBE * 1959/60 Launceston
1986 PID Jim Richardson BEM  * 1963/64 Adelaide
1987 PDG Noel Reid OAM 1963/64 Townsville
1988 PID Bill Parsons  * 1962/63 Sydney
1989 PDG Philip Lusher  * 1965/66 Canberra
1990 PDG Harry Jenkins AM * 1968/69 Darwin
1991 PDG Walt Edel  *  1974/75 Tamworth
1992 PDG Doug Omond OAM * 1975/76 Newcastle
1993 PDG Jim Ledingham * 1969/70 Hobart
1994 PID Ian Stockdale MBE  * 1969/70 Perth
1995 PDG Neil Williams OAM  * 1976/77 Albury
1996 PDG Kevin Smith OAM 1974/75, 1991/92 Adelaide
1997 PID Ken Lentfer OAM 1974/75 Lismore
1998 PDG David Tuckerman OAM 1979/80 Canberra
1999 PDG Neil Armstrong OAM* 1982/83, 1985/86 Brisbane
2000 PDG John Knowles OAM* 1979/80 Perth
2001 PCC Ambrose Depiazzi 1979/80 Wollongong
2002 PID Stan Dawson OAM 1981/82 Geelong
2003 PDG Bill Hendy OAM* 1973/74 Hobart
2004 PID Bob Coulthard AM* 1982/83 Cairns
2005 PDG Keith Davis AM 1977/78 Adelaide
2006 PDG Brian McGrath OAM 1975/76 Gold Coast
2007 PDG Bob Korotcoff 1979/80 Sydney
2008 PDG David Welsh AM* 1971/72 Darwin
2009 PCC Eric Black OAM* 1972/73 Melbourne
2010 PIC Harry Wakeham OAM* 1961/62 Mildura
2011 PCC Chic Wilson OAM* 1970/71 Launceston
2011 PID Colin Ringer* 1968/69 Launceston
2011 PID George Higgs 1973/74 Launceston
2011 PID Barry Palmer AM 1996/97 Launceston
2011 PID Ken Bird 1997/98 Launceston
2012 PDG Keith Kent 1972/73 Perth
2012 PDG Russ Connolly 1989/90 Perth
2013 PCC Bruce Hudgson 1980/81 Canberra
2013 PDG Paul Logue 1981/82 Canberra
2013 PDG Carlene King OAM 1994/95 Canberra
2014 PDG Mick Borzi AM OBE 1963/64 Tamworth
2014 PDG Phil Mitchell 1978/79 Tamworth
2014 PCC David Skinner OAM 1998/99 Tamworth
2015 PCC John Kilpatrick OAM 1986/87 Newcastle
2015 PCC Ian Kelly 1992/93 Newcastle
2016 PDG Glen Herbert 1995/96 Echuca
2016 PDG Garry Irvine 1978/79 Echuca
2016 PDG Ted Lowe 1984/85 Echuca
2017 PDG Bill Duncanson 1998/99 Hobart
2017 PDG John Greenwood 2000/01 Hobart
2018 PDG Bob Dewell OAM 1996/97 Townsville
2018 PDG Austin Lanphier 2002/03 Townsville
2018 PDG Clive Reid 1988/89 Townsville

Please Note.  * Deceased member.    

GUIDELINES FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION 2017.pdf