Club President 1998-03, Vice President 1996-98, Secretary 1983-85, Director Social Activities 1994-96
“Spadge” came to Triggs as a boatie from Swansea Caves in 1978. Was Boat Captain for many years in the late ’80s/early ’90s. His interests extended to making the club a better place both socially and administratively, initially taking on the Secretary’s job from Stan Ward (1983-85), and Director of Social Activities (now defunct) 10 years later. Events like “hungis”, the “spit at the point”, progressive dinners, monthly sundowners, the boat shed sausage sizzles were always relished by members over many, many years.
Other roles included Property Officer, Registrar, Gear Officer, Bar Manager (1990-94, 2005-06)
Uncle Tobys Committee, and Disciplinary Committee. He was also House Manager in 2009-10.
Always intensely interested in the Aussies, he was Touring Team Manager for about 12 years. In this role he initiated a “first” for any W.A. club by hiring a truck driven non-stop by himself and clubbie co-drivers to Kurrawa on several occasions.
He was recognised with Best Clubman in 1990 and again in 2003, and awarded Life Membership in 2003.