Wednesday 17 February 2021, marks an incredible milestone for one of our members – Grant’s 100th Birthday!
Grant and Meriel are original members of Batemans Bay Bushwalkers Inc, joining the Club at its inception in 1985.
Grant was elected (by ballot) as the second President of BBBW in 1987, and again for a second term (unopposed) in 1988. During his 2 years as President, Grant presided over the incorporation of the Club with NSW Corporate Affairs, and the acquisition of Public Liability Insurance.
In later years, Grant acted as ex-officio Club Historian, collecting and collating BBBW records, and very generously storing them at his home.
From 1989 to 1994, he led 3 camps at Bungonia Gorge, Nerriga and Mt Seaview, and contributed further to the Program by leading walks and hosting Social Events.
Grant and Meriel were on our first camp to Wilsons Promontory in 1986 and were part of the group who did the overnight walk to the Lighthouse. 33 years later in 2019 they were back with our group at the Prom, enjoying a slightly less challenging itinerary. Wilsons Prom was Grant’s last walk with the Club, with 2020 rudely interrupted by bushfires and Covid.
Meriel and Grant have been enthusiastic supporters of our activities for 36 years.
Happy 100th Birthday Wishes for Grant from all of the members of the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers Club!
Karen and Gay