Third Apex presidency for Bryce
BRYCE Hunt is so grateful to the Apex Club of Warwick for what he has gained in his 14 years of membership – he is lining up for a third term as president.
Mr Hunt was in a crowd of 40 which attended the club changeover dinner at Char-bellas.
He was president in 2001-2002 and 2008-2009 and reckons taking over again is a bit like rearranging the deck chairs.
Outgoing president Neil Briscoe joined in 1994 and three years later introduced Mr Hunt to the club.
Mr Hunt said he had gained knowledge, wisdom and a lot of good friends all over Australia from his involvement in Apex.
“It has helped immensely with my business, The Shed Company, and except for Apex, I wouldn’t be able to stand in front of (large) groups and speak,” Mr Hunt said.
He said with many members moving out of town, the club needed an influx of new members.
“I want to double membership and retain it,” he said.
After 17 years in the club, Mr Briscoe said some of the club’s greatest achievements were the donations made.
“This year, we gave $2000 (in total) to the Warwick Animal Welfare Association, Variety Club, Warwick State High School and provided money to a family the day after a fire to buy necessities,” Mr Briscoe said.
“In our heyday, we gave away up to $10,000 a year.”
Former Warwick member and national president Chris Morahan was at the changeover dinner.
The club meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Criterion Hotel at 6.30pm to 7pm in the function room and prospective members are welcome.
While the dinner meetings are held at one venue, Mr Briscoe said changeover dinners alternated between various venues in Warwick.
“We like to support different local businesses,” he said.