Mate hails Apex rise
WARWICK’S Apex Club president Neil Briscoe couldn’t be prouder of former member and Warwick resident Chris Morahan.
Mr Morahan was awarded the title of national president of Apex and will lead the club for the next 12 months.
Mr Briscoe said he wasn’t surprised Mr Morahan, who joined Warwick’s Apex Club in 1994, had reached such great heights within the organisation.
“Chris has always strived to better himself,” he said.
“He truly is a lovable larrikin who gets enjoyment out of helping other people.
“When the floods happened in January, Chris just said ‘what do we do now?’ and he went straight out and got a gurney, picked a house, didn’t know the people from a bar of soap and got in and it cleaned up.
“And that’s what he did for the next four or five weeks.”
Mr Morahan had previously worked in IT at the former Warwick Shire Council and his parents owned the old Grand Hotel, of which Mr Briscoe has fond memories.
“We used to go down there on a Friday night and sell raffle tickets,” he said.
Mr Morahan played an instrumental role in reforming a defunct Brisbane City Apex Club after he moved there from Warwick.
Mr Briscoe said although Mr Monahan left Warwick in 2004, the two maintained a strong friendship.
“Still now if I have issues or problems, I go straight to him,” he said.
Before taking on the top job, Mr Morahan was Queensland Apex president and held many other office bearing positions.
Mr Morahan was also given a life membership to the club.