Forty-five members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Mackay Veteran Golfers Association Inc. held at the Mackay Golf Club starting at 10:30 am on Monday 14th October 2019.

The reports presented by the President, the Treasurer and the Captains were received and adopted by the meeting, as was the financial statement for the 2018-19 financial year.

Because no nomination had been received for the position of President, nominations were called from the floor, and Russell Griffin was nominated. As only one nomination was received for each of the executive positions, those people were declared elected to the relevant position:

  • President: Russell Griffin
  • Vice-President (Male): David Dunkley
  • Vice-President (Female): Margaret Griffin
  • Secretary: Sue Rowlinson
  • Treasurer: Pat Crompton
  • Men’s Captain: Greg Lingard
  • Ladies Captain: Aileen Kenny
  • Tournament Director: Tony Bell

Duncan Robertson and Elspit Mulherin were again appointed as  Patron and Patroness respectively of the Association for the year 2019/20.

VALE DAVID HISKINS – The meeting observed a minutes silence in memory of long time Veteran, David Hiskens, who passed on 22 January this year. The President spoke of the large contribution by David to the Association and the Golf Club over many years. In particular, David was well known for his dedication to the “Dads’ Army” working bee.

Greg Mulhall is continuing David’s legacy and organising the regular “Dads’ Army” working bee, meeting at the golf course on Wednesday mornings for 3 hours from about 6 am.  The volunteers perform a variety of tasks and save the Club tens of thousands of dollars each year. We still need new people to come and help, so if you are reasonably fit and would like to start helping, contact Greg Mulhall and he will explain everything about the work that is carried out by Dad’s army. Even if you can’t commit to every Wednesday  or to the full time span, I am sure Greg would be able to discuss various options with you.

As we are now into a new financial year, annual membership subscriptions of $10 are now due.

If you can, it would be appreciated if you would pay the $10 subscription by direct credit into the Veteran’s bank account at BOQ, the details of which are:-      BSB: 124-954   Account: 22614381.