Unbeknown to Maurice a lot of work went into the granting and presentation of Maurice Brown’s life Membership of Marlborough Harrier Club.
The ball started to roll some 12 to 18 months ago when we settled on the process but it has taken to December 6th 2016 to finally get a function where we could do justice to the conferring of this honor.
Originally after the process approvals were given by the club membership at the Club’s November AGM which had to be bought forward 2 weeks to enable the presentation to made at the conclusion of the 2016 Molesworth Run. That had to be cancelled because of the 14/11/2016 Kaikoura earthquake so we had to find another function.
It was decided to have a “Movie” night at “The Garlic Shed” which is run by Maurice and Caroline but we had to keep the secret as to the real reason. Secret held firm and Maurice was presented with his Life Membership.
This honor was conferred on Maurice for his contributions to Marlborough Harrier Club over many years. These included Committee Member, Secretary, President plus he investigated, sought approvals and Managed The Molesworth Run since it first ran in 1995. This event is a huge commitment on Maurice and his small band of committee each year with Maurice’s work starting at the conclusion of each years event.
A worthy recipient joining the ranks of Life Members John Bailey, Ted Lucas, Murray Taylor, Bob Fox, Alison Brook, Les McKay, Ross Logan.