Trevor Holland awarded Life membership

Trevor Holland was awarded Life Membership of the Vermont South Club at the Annual General Meeting held on 30th October 2017.

Here is a brief history on a man that has been involved with us since 1978. His 40 years are broken down as follows:

President David Dressing (left) presents Trevor Holland with Life Membership.

1978  Trevor joined the Vermont South Tennis Club.

1980 – 1984  Secretary of the Charlesworth Co-operative.

1990 –1997  Member of the Vermont South Club Committee where he assisted and supported Geoff Iles, who was president of the VSC at the time, with his idea to begin a bowling club.

In 1993 the bowls entity was amended to become The Vermont South Bowling Club and Trevor became the inaugural Club President until 1994. In the early stages of developing  the bowls section it was Trevor and a small group who letter dropped the community to obtain interest on the viability of the venture. This was an outstanding success with 28 new members who joined the club even before we had a bowling green.

Trevor organised indoor bowls and recruited experienced bowlers to join the club to provide assistance in coaching, bowls protocol and general assistance in running a bowls club.

Trevor played in the first Pennant game for Vermont South on 8 October 1994 and since then he has played in over 350 games for the club,  distinguishing himself as a very committed and loyal team member.

Trevor has always been heavily involved in the working bees, leading from the front with a list of jobs to be done and delegating people to each task. Today you can still see Trevor’s hand in many areas of the club even though he holds no official office, just working for the good of the club and its members.

In 2002 he was the inaugural recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for his considerable service to the Club. Since then Trevor has served on several sub-committees. Trevor has a flair for getting things done, no challenge has ever been impossible. He is still involved and still is in one thing or another, anywhere help is needed you will find Trevor. He has great joy in being Jock’s offsider in the bar. He continues to run the garden maintenance program and enthusiastically supports club initiatives such as Barefoot Bowls and Jack Attack.

Trevor has been involved with the club for 40 years and is more than a worthy recipient of this most prestigious award. Well done Trevor and thank you for your commitment and dedication to the Vermont South Club.

1 Reply to "Trevor Holland awarded Life membership"

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    Geoff Iles
    03/02/2020 (12:55 pm)

    There could have been no more a worthy dedicated member to receive Life Membership than my friend, Trevor Holland. Whilst I may have been the instigator of the idea to establish a Bowls division of the club, Trevor was THE ‘do Factor’ in getting things moving, organizing and motivating people to get the action started, pulling up his sleeves, and leading by example.

    As noted above, Trevor has been one of, if not the longest actively serving member of the club, very well backed up and supported by his energetic wife, Christine – both wonderful Club members