Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

WRITER Rose Hope (Gazette, Septem­ber 30) asks " can we af­ford to go to war?"

When you look around at the state of the world to­day, well might we ask, "How can we af­ford not to go to war?" PA­TRICK WHALEN, River­vale.

Sev­eral mem­bers have been with the club since it was es­tab­lished in 1966, so it has been par­tic­u­larly hard for them and many oth­ers who have com­mit­ted so much of their time and en­ergy into main­tain­ing our fa­cil­i­ties to a high stan­dard and to pro­mote ten­nis.

How­ever, the club’s demise and re­lo­ca­tion were made eas­ier by the com­pas­sion and support shown by se­nior City of Can­ning of­fi­cers, Mike Mouritz, Ge­off Moor and Steve Atwell, in our many months of ne­go­ti­a­tions. Th­ese were com­pli­cated by co­in­cid­ing with the re­align­ment of coun­cil bound­aries, thereby ex­clud­ing our club from the City at such a crit­i­cal time.

Smithy is on hol­i­day

Our mem­bers much ap­pre­ci­ated the help of all coun­cil of­fi­cers over many years in our prob­lems of court and build­ing main­te­nance, retic­u­la­tion and so forth; in par­tic­u­lar in pro­mot­ing ten­nis.

All em­ploy­ees have been most help­ful and pleas­ant, thus dis­play­ing an ex­cel­lent work ethic, which no doubt em­anated from the Com­mis­sion down. We came to re­alise that we were the envy of many oth­ers that did not have the same support from their coun­cil.

On be­half of all our mem­bers, many thanks and best wishes to all at the City of Can­ning. DANNY NESTER, pres­i­dent, Can­ning Lawn Ten­nis Club.

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