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APEX clubs across the world give back to com­mu­ni­ties in a va­ri­ety of ways un­der the motto of Build­ing Bet­ter Com­mu­ni­ties.

For Tyson Camp­bell, 30, that means up­hold­ing the ideals of the Apex as­so­ci­a­tion and be­ing an ac­tive part of the com­mu­nity.

Mr Camp­bell is a fa­mil­iar face around town. A chip­pie by trade, chief ste­ward of the poul­try sec­tion for the Roma Show So­ci­ety, a per­cus­sion­ist in Mara­noa Mu­sic Inc, and now, Na­tional Apexian of the Year.

He said he was both hon­oured and hum­bled to re­ceive the award.

“It was pretty good to have all the peo­ple I look up to in Apex con­grat­u­late me.

“You don’t do it for the recog­ni­tion but it’s pretty cool to see that what you’re do­ing is get­ting recog­nised,” he said.

Mr Camp­bell joined Apex nine years ago and, after stints in Rock­hamp­ton and Mount Isa, he re­turned to his home­town of Roma with his wife, Jes­sica.

“When I heard Roma Apex was in trou­ble, I got to work build­ing up the club from hav­ing $800 in the bank to turn­ing over $40,000 since Au­gust 2014.”

In the past three years Mr Camp­bell has acted as pres­i­dent, sec­re­tary and now trea­surer of the Roma club.

He trav­elled to New Zealand last year for the Apex Ex­change trip, and was nom­i­nated as the Roma Apexian of the Year.

“Apex has opened many doors for me, I’ve met many life­long friends and learned many skills. If you’re look­ing to be a part of a great so­cial club, Apex Roma is the club to join.”


MAK­ING A DIF­FER­ENCE: Na­tional Apexian of the Year Tyson Camp­bell with na­tional pres­i­dent Moses Abra­ham. Tyson holds Dunk, the Roma Apex Club trav­el­ling baton, which was made by Tyson’s mum, Deb­bie Camp­bell.

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