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The Victorian Race Walking Club recognises its life members in a special way. A life membership is only given to the most hard working and committed members of a club and acknowledges the great contribution of that person to the club.

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Over some 90 years of existence, VRWC has only given out 38 life memberships which are as follows

1928  Frank O’Rourke *
1933  Alfred Robinson  *
1933  Frank Byrne *
1933  William Billsborrow *
1936  James McDonald *
1938  Rupert Blackley *
1946  Edward Drayton *
1948  Herbert Gardiner *
1948  Jack Larkin *
1955  James Gaylor *
1955  Norman Goble *
1955  Fred O’Grady *
1956  Frank McGuire *
1959  Charles Jacobson *
1960  Jack Cummins *
1961  Augustus Theobold *
1964  Ralph Field  *
1964  George Knott *
1971  Radcliffe Grace *
1975  Elsie Jacobson *
1978  Mabel Robinson *
1983  Ray Smith *
1987  Robert Gardiner
1987  Ronald Miller
1990  Thomas Daintry *
1990  Harold Summers
1998  Alan Johnson
2001  Mark Donahoo
2005  Tim Erickson
2007  Peter Vysma
2008  Marlaine Stanway
2008  Barbara Gardiner **
2008  Joyce Summers **
2009  Lloyd Nichols
2010  Kate Suich **
2012  Stuart Cooper
2014  Michael Bodey
2014  Judy Mason **
2014  Gordon Loughnan **
2015  Diane Lowden **


* Deceased
** Honorary Life Members