Patrons appointed for Whitsunday PCYC
LONG-TIME local residents Mario and Gloria Demartini were appointed patrons of the Whitsunday PCYC at the institution’s annual general meeting last week. Mario Demartini is a former Whitsunday mayor.
PCYC chairman Bob Bogie said the Demartini’s were instrumental in the formation and ongoing success of the Whitsunday PCYC branch.
“Mario was on the steering committee in 1998 and he’s been with me ever since and Gloria joined the main committee when we opened in 2002,” Mr Bogie said.
Gloria Demartini said to be awarded life membership and patronage in one year was amazing.
“I was very honoured to think the committee would bestow the first patrons upon Mario and myself,” she said.
Mrs Demartini also paid tribute to Whitsunday PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Dickinson.
“He is so hard working and dedicated and just a great person to work with,” she said.
Joining the Demartini’s on the 2013-14 committee are Acting Sergeant Simon Docking, Constable Lyndelle Gibbs, Ron Pettersen, Steve Smith, Anita Davies and Tanya Staton. Jan Clifford was elected vice chairperson and John Staton treasurer.