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Hard Working Member Awarded Life Membership

Hard Working Member Awarded Life Membership

President Ian Campbell was honoured to present a Probus Life Membership Award to long-serving member, Anna Hamers, at their December meeting. Life Memberships are only awarded under exceptional circumstances and Anna’s situation certainly meets that requirement.

Anna joined the Hallidays Point Combined Probus Club in March 2006, just three years after its foundation.

Anna assumed responsibility for the choir soon after joining the Club and became its leader for nearly 14 years, until its closing in July this year. Anna has exceptional musical skills and arranged all the music she put forward for the many choir performances. Not only arranging the music, she also led the singers with her own effective conducting style and sung in many of the performances with her very fine-tuned vocal abilities, her preference being for the quartet combination.

While still leading the choir, she volunteered for the position of Catering Officer, responsible for providing quality morning teas for the Club's monthly meetings. She says of that time: “. . . . it’s such a rewarding and fun job, I have always loved my six years as tea-lady and I took great pride in finding different treats each month.”

Catering Officer is a committee position, so that meant attendance at monthly Management Committee meetings, which commenced in 2009. From here she progressed to Vice-President in 2015/16 and then President in 2016/17.

Since completing her presidential year, she has filled the roles of Immediate Past President, Publicity Officer and Meeter and Greeter at their monthly General Meetings, and continues to serve on the Management Committee.

The wording on the plaque presented to Anna during the award ceremony read: “Presented to Anna Hamers, in appreciation of many years of outstanding service to the Hallidays Point Probus Club, from the Committee and Members, 3 December 2019.”

Congratulations, Anna, on your award, only a very small token of Hallidays Point Combined Probus Club's appreciation for your significant contribution.