Life Membership - Greg Swann
On Monday 7th December 2015, at the Brisbane Hockey Association Inc 2016 AGM, the General Committee voted unanimously to bestow Life Membership of the Association upon Mr Greg Swann. Greg has had a long association with Brisbane hockey firstly as a player, but more importantly as an administrator at both Junior and Senior levels.
Greg began his administrative work for our Association with the Brisbane Junior Hockey Association Inc as it was back then. Greg fulfilled the duties of Minute Secretary from 1998-2005 and then as Junior Chairman in 2006. In 2006 Greg moved onto the BHA Board as a Juniors' representative. The following year Greg's administrative abilities were recognised by the Brisbane Clubs when he was elected as President of the Brisbane Hockey Association. Greg went on to serve our Association as President from 2008-2014, a seven year stint.
During this period Greg not only served the Association as President but also in other capacities. Throughout his tenure Greg served the Brisbane Hockey Association as a Delegate to Hockey Queensland for both their Annual General Meetings and Forums. As well, Greg played an integral role in the establishment of the Brisbane Hockey Management Group and subsequently became a Board Member. As such, Greg was intimately involved with the redevelopment of Burringbar Park as we know it today. Furthermore, such administrative duties did not preclude Greg from “getting his hands dirty” so to speak, when on special hockey occasions he would help setting up tents and even serve food and beverages on behalf of the Association.
Greg clearly qualified as a person worthy of Life Membership as per the Association's By-Laws. Club Presidents and Delegates, along with members of the 2015 BHA Board voted unanimously in favour of granting Greg Life Membership of the Association.
Posted on 08 Dec 2015 by Kim Rendell