Club role to pass to younger generation
BILL MCMAHON loves a beer.
And so it has been quite a convenience that he has been on the board of the Casino RSM Club for 36 years, 25 of them as chairman.
At the November 25 annual general meeting, however, Mr McMahon will be standing down.
"It's time to let younger people have a go," the 67-year-old said.
Mr McMahon said he had enjoyed his role, being close to the action as the board oversaw important projects undertaken by the club.
The construction of the Casino RSM Shopping Village, next to the club, was the most ambitious.
"I have enjoyed helping build the club into what it is today," he said.
During his tenure on the board, the club has expanded its activities to include the RSM Cougars Rugby League Football Club and the Casino RSM Bowling Club.
Mr McMahon first became involved with the club after moving to Casino in 1970, soon after he returned from serving in the Vietnam War.
His responsibilities have involved attending board meetings, reading balance sheets, drafting policy for the club and working with the other board members to oversee the general running of the club.
While the monthly board meetings took just four or five hours, he said the chairman also had to spend time talking to people.
"You talk to people and listen to suggestions they may have about the club," he said.
Mr McMahon said he was pleased to be standing down at a time when the club was in a good financial position.
The AGM will be told the club made a profit of $640,000 in the last financial year.