Bendall rewarded with life membership


LISMORE’S Stan Bendall has been rewarded for 22 years of contribution to the region’s golfing community with life membership of the Northern Rivers District Golf Association.

Bendall has been the association’s publicity officer for 22 years and has also served as vice-president for 14 years.

Bendall was given the recognition for his efforts in a surprise presentation at the association’s annual general meeting earlier this year.

“It is the biggest honour of my life to be granted life membership of an association that has 18 golf clubs in the region,” he said.

“Life memberships are not handed out every day.

“It’s recognised for the untiring work you’ve put in over that period of time and I might add that it was highly unexpected.”

Bendall joins only six others who have received the honour: Robyn Young of Ballina (deceased), Alec Armstrong of Casino (deceased), Earle Williams of Murwillumbah, Earl Scurr of Coraki, Jim Ormond of Coraki and Fred Causley of Casino.

Bendall is also a life member of the Lismore Golf Club and the RSPCA.

Meanwhile, the association voted on its board for 2008 with the following results: President, Darryl Watts of Murwillumbah; vice-presidents, Stan Bendall, Ray Brims of Murwillumbah and Don Stephens of Ballina; secretary-treasurer and Classic co-ordinator, Rick Arnison of Ballina.

Match committee: Fred Causley (chairman), Stan Bendall, Don Stephens, Ray Brimms, Brian Bevan of Casino, Trevor Pryor and Rick Glavocih of Ballina.

Junior promotions officer, Ian Armour of Murwillumbah, committee: Chris Haselden of Lismore, Brian Cooper of Casino, Ray Brimms, Bernie McDonald of Coraki, Maurie Cornelius of Evans Head and Laurie Reed

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