At today's Annual General Meeting, three stalwarts of District golf - Noel Dowdle, Dallas Furner, and Chris Bodey - were deservingly awarded Honorary Life Member status.
Mr Noel Dowdle first joined the District's Management Committee in 1999 and served continuously for 16 years. Noel has brought many qualities to the District Association including his excellent organisational abilities, knowledge of golf and golf competitions. Noel was also instrumental in the first amalgamation of Men's and Women's golf organisations in Queensland with the formation of the South Burnett Amalgamated Golf Zone. Congratulations Noel.
Mr Chris Bodey has been involved in golf management and administration since he was just 16 years old!! Chris (also known as Boof) was first elected to the Management Committee in 2003 and has carried out many roles with class and distinction including the Director of Golf. Congratulations Chris.
Current President, Mr Dallas Furner, has served on the Management Committee since 2004 in several other positions including the Director of Golf. Dallas exhibits a calm and welcoming demeanour along with an exemplary golf memory all of which are ideal for chairing meetings, golf course rulings, and representing the District at GQ Council Meetings. Congratulations Dallas.
Also during the meeting, four deserving people were awarded Certificates of Appreciation by Golf Queensland's Board Chair, Mr David Brett:
- Mr Barry Richardson (Blackbutt)
- Mr Gordon Smith (Tin Can Bay)
- Mr Graeme Douglass (Bribie Island)
- Mrs Janet Reibel (Tin Can Bay)