Af­ter 50 years, Jack, Win are hon­oured

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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.

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