After 50 years, Jack, Win are honoured
JACK and Win Savage were honoured for their 50-year involvement with Kolan Shire National Fitness Club on Monday.
Six members of the club joined the Savages at their Tirroan property to present a certificate of appreciation, and enjoy a cosy morning tea in their honour.
The club was formed in 1958, with Jack joining in 1961 and Win a year later.
“It was something that just started up, so we thought we’d go along,” Win said. They stuck with the group for 50 years, as the club – and the region – underwent significant changes.
It started as a sporting club, with Jack spending 42 years as secretary and 40 years as caretaker of the hall until he retired last year. Win was a foundation member of the Married Women’s National Fitness Club in 1967, and continued on the KSNFC committee until her retirement.
One memory that stood out for Win was when Jack was part of a team that pushed a trampoline from Gin Gin to Bundaberg to raise money for the hall.
“I remember they had to push it up Bullyard Range,” Win said.
“It feels wonderful to be recognised like this. You don’t do it for anything but enjoyment.”
The club meets at the community hall on Tuesdays (9-10am) and Fridays (9.30-10.30am).
Jack and Win Savage (centre) are honoured by Kolan Shire National Fitness Club for their 50-year contribution. From left: Cath Manderson, Kay Wilson, Madge Crozier, Jack Savage, Win Savage, Barbara Stevens, Jan Tobin and Glenys Roser.
LEFT: Jack and Win Savage.