Wendy Dick­son on golf board

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

The sole fe­male di­rec­tor on Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort’s Board of Di­rec­tors will bring a wealth of fi­nan­cial knowl­edge to the board.

Wendy Dick­son was given a rous­ing re­cep­tion when YMGCR Pres­i­dent Gil Cunningham an­nounced, at the club’s An­nual Gen­eral Meeting on Oc­to­ber 25, she was elected to the board.

An out­stand­ing sportswoman, Wendy com­pleted a Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness ma­jor­ing in Ac­count­ing in 1994, be­came a Cer­ti­fied Prac­tis­ing Ac­coun­tant in 1997 and is study­ing part­time, by cor­re­spon­dence, a Bach­e­lor of Law, with eight sub­jects to com­plete.

Tak­ing a break from golf in 2005, she played rep­re­sen­ta­tive cro­quet and soared on the state and na­tional scenes.

Wendy has rep­re­sented Vic­to­ria sev­eral times, has been vice-cap­tain and cap­tain of state tams, and has rep­re­sented Aus­tralia in many world cham­pi­onships.

Her high­lights are the in­au­gu­ral golf cro­quet Trans Tas­man team in 2015 and the World Teams Cham­pi­onship in Eng­land in 2016 which Aus­tralia won.

Both her par­ents are life mem­bers of Bac­chus Marsh West Golf Club.

How does the first woman di­rec­tor for some five years since Mar­garet Hauser feel about her ad­di­tional role? “I’m look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge and rein­ing them in!” the 45-year-old an­swered the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle, tongue in cheek.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity. I be­lieve I can make a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to our great club.”

Wendy is now back play­ing golf, off a hand­i­cap of 20 – not far from her low­est hand­i­cap of 18 – and also play­ing cro­quet.

“The fa­cil­i­ties here are just won­der­ful, for all three codes – golf, bowls and cro­quet,” she said.

Wendy re­places Ian Cook­sey who did not seek re-elec­tion and was an apol­ogy from last Thurs­day’s AGM. “The board is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Wendy,” Mr Cunningham said.

Mr Cook­sey served two years as di­rec­tor. “Ian runs a busi­ness, is a sole busi­ness pro­pri­etor, hasn’t missed a meeting (at­tended all 13 meet­ings dur­ing 2017/18), we wish him all the best and thank him for his ser­vices,” the pres­i­dent said.

New YMGCR board di­rec­tor Wendy Dick­son along­side pres­i­dent Gil Cunningham dur­ing last Thurs­day’s AGM.

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