A tribute to Rod Drew
I am proud to acknowledge, on behalf of all Field and Game members, the contribution of Rod Drew. Rod joined the VFGA state executive from Seymour branch around the start of the most turbulent period in Field and Game’s history (1987–97), when recreational hunting and firearms ownership came under unprecedented scrutiny across Australia. As a group we stood VFGA (which later became FGA) on it feet, and withstood the many challenges. In 1997 Rod was appointed VFGA’S first CEO and as the last honorary secretary I was proud to pass to Rod a professional and highly functional administration which Rod then consolidated in Seymour. Rod’s greatest legacy though is the respect FGA enjoys among our membership, other shooting organisations, government agencies and all political parties. That is due in no small part to Rod’s honesty, integrity, intelligence and just plain hard work. Thanks Rod, we are deeply indebted to you.