Secretary’s Report 1994
Western Australia Troop Report
The WA Branch has disbanded its formal organization due to declining membership, sadly through disabilities and the grim reaper. However the remaining members intend to meet socially from time to time.
They did that before Christmas with members and their ladies having their annual trip by boat down the Swan River to Fremantle and return.
While in Victoria recently, Gordon Connor visited Cec Rae’s home at Shoreham with Ron Bryant, Les Harris and wives for a happy day. Gordon returned to WA by bus – a long haul – and it took him a while to get back to full duties again.
Gordon and Gwen celebrated their 5Oth wedding anniversary in December. 50 years!
We’re quite sure Gwen deserved the gold watch!
Cliff Scott hasn’t been well.
George Howat has had problems too, including having to get a couple of pins in his ankle to fuse the bone, but now gets around well. George came to Victoria in May to attend his mother’s funeral.
His mother, Flora Courtney, widowed twice, was a wonderful lady. She served 47 years with the Country Women’s Association, 75 years with the Red Cross, received a Long Service award for work with the Healesville branch of the Eye and Ear Hospital and worked for numerous other organizations and clubs.
Apart from many other awards, Her Majesty the Queen bestowed her with the Medal of the British Empire (MBE) “for her service to the community”.
Mrs. Courtney died at the great age of 97 years.
Clive Greenhill had a bad accident in Bunbury, his car being hit head-on by an l8-year-old driving an old “bomb”. Clive suffered a broken sternum and his new Pajero was wrecked. On last report he was recovering well but had to take things carefully.
Our condolences go to Jim Moyes who lost his wife Elsie who passed away after a long illness.