In addition to the election of board members for 2020, Cobar Memorial Services Club’s annual general meeting on Sunday was an occasion to pay tribute to a number of members who have gone above and beyond for the club.
Kyle Loughran is the new face on the Cobar Services Club board, while Joanne Miller was returned as president, Danny Mulvay and Jarrod Barroclough were elected as vice presidents with Rod Lovegrove, Chris Boucher and Amy Barraclough directors.
The board still has two director vacancies.
Prior to the meeting May Higgins and John Peebles were honoured with Life Memberships of the Cobar Services Club.
Mrs Higgins and Mr Peebles were presented with their Silver Life Membership cards (along with vouchers to spend in the club) at an extraordinary meeting.
Club secretary/manager Linda Carter said both had contributed a great deal to the club over many years.
Mrs Higgins has been a member most of her adult life and is a “staunch supporter” of the club.
“May brings her family together every Thursday night for the Joker draw and they need a very good excuse not to come,” Mrs Carter said.
Mrs Higgins supports any shows or events that she can and makes sure she takes her large extended family with her.
Mr Peebles has a long association with the club as a member and entertainer for many years.
Over the past seven years in particular Mr Peebles has offered his services as an entertainer for free.
“He wants to see the club do well and survive,” Mrs Carter said.
Mr Peebles has been involved in two shows of Cobar’s Got Talent, played “virtually non-stop” over the weekend of the Grey Mardi Gras and played Morning Melodies to help increase club patronage.
Mrs Carter said both were very deserving of their Life Membership honour.
Regular volunteers at the Cobar Memorial Services Club Di Slater and Suzie Loughran were also recognised for their valuable support to the club on a voluntary basis.