His­tory of help­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

RON Schild is show­ing no signs of slow­ing down. At 78 years of age, he still runs his pineap­ple farm in Miallo and was this year elected pres­i­dent of Moss­man Ro­tary. It is the third term Ron has been pres­i­dent of the lo­cal Ro­tary branch, the first be­ing back in 1970. He joined Ro­tary in 1964 and was also pres­i­dent in 1987-88. Ron started vol­un­teer­ing at the age of 23 when he joined the Ju­nior Farm­ers mainly as a so­cial out­let as he had come to the Dou­glas re­gion from South Aus­tralia and was iso­lated on his farm. He then be­came part of the first lo­cal bas­ket­ball as­so­ci­a­tion when it was formed in Moss­man, serv­ing as pres­i­dent for 10 years. “I con­tinue to vol­un­teer be­cause of the sat­is­fac­tion I get out of achiev­ing some­thing worth­while,” he said.

Ron Schild

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