Vale

VIC HILDEBRAND
  It is with deep sorrow that we advise of the passing of Vic Hildebrand. Vic was well liked by his many friends in the Vets and he will be sorely missed. Vic served on the committee as Vice-Captain – Computers from 2010 to 2014 and developed and maintained many of our early computer systems to process and analyse results and communicate with members through web page and email initiatives. He remained on the committee 2015 to 2016. We extend our condolences to his wife and family.  
TOM TWIBLE
With much sadness we advise of the passing of our former President and Secretary, Tom Twible, aged 86.  During his time as Secretary from 2006-2010, Tom  oversaw the introduction of the original Vets website. As President from 2010 to 2013 he oversaw the introduction of a computer based MYOB finance system, the match play championships, and the increase in the number of games per year from 32 to 48. Tom was a real gentleman and will be missed by his family and friends.
KEN CAMPBELL
With great sadness we advise the passing of Ken Campbell on 3 August 2019. Ken was elected Vice President in Nov 2009 and he served Barry Atkinson and Tom Twible until his appointment as President in 2013. In April 2019 he stood down from this role because of illness but he remained a committee member until his death.

The leadership skills which Ken developed in almost 40 years as a Credit Union Director served him well in these roles. He was very focussed on “Big Picture” of remaining viable at a time when many social clubs were struggling. To this end he ensured that the BDVGA Committee included the people with the financial and technological capacity needed for our future viability. Financial capacity has been enhanced by maintaining membership and participation, as well as boosting the very important relationship with our sponsors. He ensured that the Committee understood and addressed the likely risks that might be detrimental to our club through legal action.

Ken would proud of the state of the BDVGA that he has passed on.

RAY CLARK – IRISH/PADDY
It is with deep sorrow that we advise of the passing of our Club Captain and Life Member, Ray Clark aged 81 on 15th December 2018 after a long and debilitating illness. Ray was a well known member of Pacific Golf Club having been a member there since 1997. He joined the B.D.V.G.A. Committee in 2004 filling a then vacant position of Vice-President. In 2006 he graduated to the position of Club Captain which post he held with great distinction until his death. He was made a life member in 2015.  One could say that our “Ray died with his boots on”.

Many changes and improvements were initiated and carried through during Ray’s term as Captain. He championed weekly play instead of fortnightly play, match play championships, a photo gallery of members, communication by email rather than phone, and many other competitive programs of interest to members.  On-line timesheets, scorecard scanning and computer processing of results resulted in greater efficiencies and the Vets website  is a credit to the Association and is the envy of many other golfing groups of note.

Ray with his jolly outlook and friendly ways will be missed by all. We extend our deep and sincere sympathies to his family. Rest in Peace our Friend.

LEX DAVIES 

It is with much sadness we advise the passing of our Life Member – Lex Davies (84).  Lex passed away Thursday 24 January 2018.  To his wife and family we offer very sincere condolences.

JOE BROWN
Joe was involved with the Veteran Golf association as Secretary/Treasurer 1985 to 1988 then President 1989 to 1993

 

ARTHUR D WHITE
Aged 89 years, a Life Member and former Secretary of the BDVGA passed away Late December. Arthur had been one of our real workers and despite his recent ill health always kept a very close eye on our progress or otherwise.
BERT STEENDYK
Bert joined BDVGA in the early 1990’s, and served on the Committee for 6 years: 1997-2002, he offered great assistance to the (then) Secretary/Treasurer Arthur White,
ERROL PARKINSON (1926-2010)

Shortly after The Brisbane District Veteran Golfers Association was formed, Errol was recruited by the first President, Jim Williams. This took place in the members room of the Pacific Golf Club.
Work commitments prevented Errol from playing much golf with the Veterans until he retired in 1987.  In that year a position of Vice Captain was created and he was elected unopposed.
He served on the Committee from then until he was forced to retire from golf due to ill health.
Even though he sufferd a mild stroke in 1987 he still attended every game he could and worked developing the Association and recruiting new members.
Errol took over as Captain from Jim Hay when he retired, a position he held until he became President in 1996. He was a delegate to the Queensland Veteran Golfers Union for 7 years.
In 1998 for his services to the game of veteran golf, especially to the Brisbane District, he was awarded Honorary Life Membership. 

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