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WRITER Rose Hope (Gazette, September 30) asks "...how 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.
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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.