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Club celebrates its Best

Posted on 28 July, 2015 at 1:25

On 25 July 2015, the South Toowoomba Apex Club held its annual Changeover Dinner. The night, held at the City Golf Club is the official proceedings to mark the changeover from the 2014-2015 Executive, to the 2015-2016 Executive. The Annual event allows for members, friends and family to remark on the achievements of the year that has passed.


The Club honoured the passing of Life Member, Ian Steger, and made a donation of more than $1500 to the St Vincent's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre in memoriam of Ian. In presenting the cheque, lifelong Apex friends regaled tales of Ian's spirit and times in Apex. Faye Barker from the St Vincent's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre honoured the club by attending, along with Ian's family: Wife Marie, Daughter Amanda, and Mother Eve, to receive the donation from the Club.


Likewise, Immediate Past President James Burleigh, honoured the memory of his Father, Life Member of Meandarra Club, Howard Burleigh who sadly passed shortly before the start of his Presidential Year. Incoming President, Georgia Stafford commended James on his year as President and said with all confident that James' Father "would be proud of all that you [James] had achieved" in his year as President.


James Burleigh and April Lancaster-Smith both made special mention, jointly being awarded the Service Award for the year. A phenomenal effort was made, with those members each achieving 142 hours of service over the year. The Club celebrated a total contribution of 763.5 hours of altruistic service to the Toowoomba Community in the past 12 months.


James Burleigh was also awarded the Wanderer Award, having visited 6 other Apex clubs around Australia in the past year.


Sarah-Jane MacDonald was awarded the Young Apexian of the Year award and, along with Georgia Stafford, who was awarded the Apexian of the Year award, will go on to represent the club at the National Apex Conference in September 2015 in Blacktown, New South Wales.


All in all, it was a fantastic night which celebrated both club achievements and its members.


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