Honorary Life Members & Member Commendations

A table of Honorary Life Members is presented below and is comprised of previous 'Honorary Active Members' and 'Honorary Members' of the Sydney Bush Walkers Club as indicated.

The Constitution of SBW has a category of Membership called 'Honorary Life Member'. This prestigious status is awarded by the Committee to Members who have rendered exemplary and prolonged service to the Club across many fields of contribution.

Ex-president Don Finch leading a navigation training trip Don Finch leads a navigation training trip at Cowan
Don Finch leads a navigation training trip at Cowan

These include:

  • being a Trip Leader who has organised and run multiple trips of all types to a vast range of areas
  • served on the Committee in a range of roles across many years
  • worked to advance the operations of the Club in non committee volunteer roles
  • trained Prospectives and trained/mentored new leaders
  • contributed to Coolana
  • other areas of service and contribution as deemed appropriate (this can include people from outside the Club who have rendered exemplary service to the Club across some note worthy field of contribution)

Honorary Life Members

The current list of Honorary Life Members of SBW are:

Bill BURKE*
Jim CALLOWAY*
Norma CARLON#
Kenn CLACHER*
Greta DAVIS*
Warwick DEACOCK
Shirley DEAN*
Ian DEBERT*
Don FINCH*
George GRAY*
Helen GRAY*
Spiro HAGINIKITAS*
Brian HARDING*
Tony HOLGATE
Bill HOLLAND*
Frances HOLLAND*

Patrick JAMES*
Ros KERRIGAN#
Rosemary MACDOUGAL
Gordon LEE#
Tony MARSHALL*
Don MATTHEWS*
George MAWER*
Barrie MURDOCH*
Caro RYAN
David TRINDER*
Grace WAGG*
Geoff WAGG*
Barry WALLACE*
Heather WHITE*
Gretel WOODWARD*
Christina YOUNGER

* indicates the previous 'Honorary Active' Members of SBW

# indicates the previous 'Honorary' Members of SBW.

Commendations for Contributing to SBW

In order to recognise the considerable contributions by a number of Members, the 2010 Committee inaugurated this form of recognition.

Service on the Committee, Leading walks in Tasmania and Victoria. Imparting his navigational expertise and helping to establish the “Mid Week Walkers”

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 Recipient Main Areas of Contribution
 1 Gemma Gagne
Conservation work at Coolana over many years
 2
Rosemary MacDougal

Service on the Committee (President & Secretary), Honorary Solicitor and Trip Leader.

 3 Richard Brading
Honorary Solicitor
 4 Chris Sonter
Honorary Auditor over a very extended period.
 5 Ron Watters
Contribution on the Committee (President and many other roles), revitalising paddling and as a Mentor to many.
 6 Bill Capon
Service on the Committee, leading innumerable walks to remote places and for doing so with eccentric style.
 7 Tom Wenman
Documenting the Club's history, leading walks (especially in the UK), mentoring others and having a fine singing voice!
 8
David Rostron
Leading numerous canyons, XC Skiing and walking trips, for opening up the Flinders Ranges, Western MacDonalds and Kimberly to SBW.
 9 Caro Ryan
Service on the Committee, upgrading the website, founding The Tiggers, leading trips and contributions to BWRS and Confederation.
 10 Oliver Crawford
Service on the Committee, leading walks and especially for re-validating the Passes of the Colo (AKA "Captain Moonlight").
 11 Melinda Turner
Service as Editor and materially extending the quality of the format and presentation of the Magazine, leading walks and being a Mentor and role model
 12 Wayne Steele
Leading walks as well as XC  Skiing trips  and especially Exploratory Walks in the Budawangs, Central and NW Australia. Being a Mentor & role model
 13 Ian Rannard
Leading walks, especially to remote parts of Tassie and Vic, reknown orienteerer, helped establish the "Mid Week Walkers" and organising a Bushman's farewell for Wilf Hilder
 14 Jan Mohandas
Leading walks, re-vitalising “Tiger Walking”,  establishing the 6Ft Track in a Day and K2K walks, introducing Yoga stretching exercises and Indian Cuisine on walks
 15 Owen Marks
Service as Editor and materially extending the quality of the literary content of the Magazine, leading walks, and significantly assisting the conservation of Coolana
News

New Members Information Night
New Members Information Nights are held every month except January, at 16 Fitzroy Street Kirribilli, 7:30pm - 8:30 pm on the second Wednesday the month.

 

February 2017 - Autumn Program released!

The Autumn Program for 2017 is now out and has been emailed to members. Check it out for lots of great walks around Sydney and beyond. If you haven't got your copy, it can be downloaded from the Member's Area of the website. You'll need to login to access it.

 

Prospective Members, watch your Qs

Are you a Prospective Member and have completed your Qualifying (Q) day walks and overnight trip as well as the first aid and navigation training requirements? If yes, then you're eligible to become a Full Member!

 

Contact
Please send any news items to communications@sbw.org.au.

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