Club President Jack Seymour was presented with a life membership of the club at a special general meeting at the clubrooms on Thursday night 24 May.
Vice President and life member Bob Meade addressed the meeting on the tireless effort and commitment of Jack adding to the life of the Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Football Club going back to 1975, when Jack came to Western Australia after an illustrious playing career in New Zealand reaching the pinnacle of the Maori All Blacks. Jack played fullback for Perth-Bayswater first grade in the mid 70s and and went on to see out his playing career further down the grades. He was on the committee in 1977 and 1978, then returned to the club after a lengthy break and was on the committee again in 1990. Jack coached a number of junior teams before returning to the administration of the club, culminating in a very successful reign as club president 2005 to 2008 and again in 2010.
Bob nominated Jack for life membership of the club in recognition of his years of outstanding service to Perth-Bayswater, and the motion was seconded by life member Debbie Hutson. The nomination had the full endorsement of the 2009 management committee where the nomination was first moved by vice president and life member Noel Spittal.
Jack Seymour was presented with his gold life membership medallion by Bob in front of a large gathering of life members who welcomed the new life member with loud acclamation. His wife Jeanne, also a tireless worker for the club, was present to witness the presentation and pin Jack’s badge on for him.