VALE: Hugh Arthur Rogers, 1935 – 2021
Hugh was one of the foundation members of Seniors Recreation Council of WA, joining in 1992 to organise an indoor bowls tournament and remaining as a core and valuable member of the team until his passing. During his many years with the Council he held the roles of State President, Treasurer, Board Member, Mentor and friend. Hugh was involved in the planning, development and implementation of many of SRCWA’s programs and services. These included branch expansion, Have a Go Days, LiveLighter Aged Care Games, LiveLighter Activity Information Days, Pole Walking, Tech Savvy Seniors, Add Live to Your Years, Annual Seniors Ball, Club Management Awards and many more. Hugh was also instrumental in developing the organisations’ constitution and provided this service to clubs and groups over the years. Personally, Hugh received a number of awards over the years for his dedication to the organization. One of his most treasured awards was being presented with the long time volunteering award for more than 27-years service with one organisation. Hugh formed many friendships over the years but the one closest to his heart was his lifelong friendship with his mate Quentin Smythe one of the founders of Have a Go News. Together they were a force to be reconned with. Hugh could command a room with just his presence, he was known for his quiet personality and only spoke when he had something valuable to say. His tireless leadership, combined with his personal vision, creativity and innovative thinking helped him carefully guide the Council to a position of influence and high standing. SRCWA along with his family was paramount in his later life and he was totally dedicated to the organisation. Highly regarded in many circles and a mentor to many, Hugh was a true gentleman and was loved and appreciated by everyone. He will be greatly missed and will always live on in the hearts of the SRCWA family.
Our thoughts are with Dawn, Martin and his family at this very sad time.