Arthur came to Trigg Island as a “mature” member in 1970, along with former fellow Apexian and subsequent fellow Life Member Stan Ward. Early involvement saw him do 2 years as Junior Activities Officer (now Director of Junior Activities).
A great organiser, Arthur has been involved in a great many fund-raising activities, such as Phone Book deliveries, Street Appeals and so on. As Fund Raising, Liaison and Publicity Officer for over 10 years he was indefatigable and a strong leader, achieving records for amounts raised in Street Appeals, and for innovations in many other fundraising functions.
He was also heavily involved on the organising committee for the Aussies in W.A. in 1979 and again in 1987. As an employee with the State Government’s Public Works Dept, Arthur’s expertise and guidance, not to mention having contacts in the right places when the Club’s new premises were built in 1993, were without peer.
Arthur took a strong liking for boats, taking on marshalling and recording in that arena. He was voted Best Clubman in 1975 and again in 1987.
Was involved for many years on the Hall Committee, Arthur was awarded Life Membership in 1983.