A trib­ute to Rod Drew

Field and Game - - RECOIL - Ian Mclach­lan FGA life mem­ber

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.

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