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Post by brodlach on Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 pm

A massive congratulations to Firstblood on being made a Life Member. Very much deserved!

Congrats to Logan Hill and Craig Lewis too


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Post by Lee Harradine on Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:40 pm

Agreed, 3 deserved recipients
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Post by Lachlan on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:19 pm

Ditts

Congrats on being made a Life Member, it’s richly deserved.

Congratulations also to Logan and Craig.
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Post by Hotdip on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:20 pm

brodlach wrote:A massive congratulations to Firstblood on being made a Life Member. Very much deserved!

Congrats to Logan Hill and Craig Hollis too
Think you mean Craig Lewis
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Post by brodlach on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 pm

Hotdip wrote:
brodlach wrote:A massive congratulations to Firstblood on being made a Life Member. Very much deserved!

Congrats to Logan Hill and Craig Hollis too
Think you mean Craig Lewis

Cheers, corrected. I blame autocorrect
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Post by firstblood on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:47 pm

Thank you guys, what a great feeling walking over with Logan Hill for both of us to receive life membership,  i'l remember that walk for the rest of my life. Smile
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Post by Oldfella on Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:19 pm

Well done KRAUT, perhaps the life members lounge will happen now 😁😁

Congratulations to Logan and craig 👍👍👍👍


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Post by firstblood on Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:53 am

Oldfella wrote:Well done KRAUT, perhaps the life members lounge will happen now 😁😁

Congratulations to Logan and craig 👍👍👍👍


Hey Tom, might have to build onto the property room to fit that rocking recliner in. Smile
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Post by Mypaspective on Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Well done Dits you are a champion & this award is very well deserved.
My calculations are that you have contributed at least 6000 volunteer hours. Incredible!!!!!!
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Post by Thiele on Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:12 pm

Congrats Dits, Logan and Craig well deserved

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Post by Oldfella on Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:17 pm

The property stewards job has alway been very time demanding probably the most of any volunteer job ---- when i was doing the role it was 3-4 nights a week, all day matchday, running around during week picking up stock or repairs to jumpers and the odd Sunday training days always being first in and last out --- i believe Dits is still doing the same as previous volunteers

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Post by Mypaspective on Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:27 am

Certainly not taking away any credit from former Property gurus like yourself Oldfella
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Post by Oldfella on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:01 am

That was not the intent of my post mate rather was aimed at explaining where your calculation of 6000 hrs came from nothing more


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Post by firstblood on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:33 am

Mypaspective wrote:Well done Dits you are a champion & this award is very well deserved.
My calculations are that you have contributed at least 6000 volunteer hours. Incredible!!!!!!
Thanks MP... it certainly is a lot of hours if you count them up . Smile
It's been a wonderful journey, met and became friends with a lot of people around the club from staff, volunteers, coaches and players, some  have moved on. Sadly some have passed away.
I think i could just about write a book about it just like Lee Harradine will, but mine would be more of a comedy of events that happened over the years.
For instance...
Back in 2008 in pre season, we went on camp to Wakierie where the players were put through some tough training. All were told to bring a bike. On the Saturday morning of the camp, the players were up at 5am and put through some tough exercises by some one associated with the army arranged by Andrew Collins. They did that until around 8am and then had breakfast at the Waikerie footy club, we ( volunteers ) joined in .. at around 10 am the players had a footy session on the oval until lunchtime... then given a bit of a break. At around 2pm all the players had a bike ride, the course would have been about 15 - 20 ks long and i followed behind in the van (with Tom Winter) with drinks... along the way they were dropping like flies due to the heat, punctures and breakdowns, all bikes were thrown into the back of the van and the players were hitching a ride with me... after a while we came across a young player struggling miles behind the others, i can't recall his name but we called him Irish for obvious reasons, anyway he was riding a bmx bike with one gear while the rest of them had proper racing bikes. We felt so sorry for him as he was struggling and looked like he had enough, so what we did was to tell him  to hang on to the van and we would drag him back to the pack. in the mean time others were having problems with punctures so we had to pick them up too... can you imagine the smell in the van with 8 - 10  players who had not showered since from the night before in temperatures over 35 deg?  Even the aircon in the van couldn't wipe out the smell..  i drove on to the end with my head sticking out the window, Toms head was sticking out the other window, Irish was hanging on for dear life as we dragged him along.
To this day i don't know how we fitted them all into the van including their bikes.
That was just one of many stories over the years and most of them included the old van we used to have and i loved every minute of it. Smile
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Post by bundy on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:14 pm

Gold Dits gold
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Post by Lachlan on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm

Ditts

A great story.
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Post by Oldfella on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:35 pm

Dits, I certainly remember that it was a great weekend indeed.

I also remember after that bike ride 7km the players then had a round of hit and run to the ball golf and they were knackered but still smiling and laughing --- Collo knew how to work people hard but make it challenging and bloody hard LOL.

Also remember following you home from Wakerie as we had real doubts if the old van would last the distance.

Just on the club property van in my father day and most of my time the club never had a van rather we ran the gear to away games and training in our personal vehicles ---- the reason we got a club van is that my personal vehicle Ford Station Wagon had a head gasket going so i told Doug Thomas we\he need to arrange an alternative ---- to be fair he asked how much a head gasket costs and then brought a very old van from one of the office staff (from memory) for half the price of a ford head gasket job.

This was followed by a new OLD van in Big Davids time RIP that cost just a fraction more than the original (fit for purpose LOL) which from memory was your first van which when you went to Noarlunga we would go same route in case it did not get up Cement Hill LOL ----- I believe thanks to assistance from one of our great sponsors you now have a van that you are confident that it will get up Cement Hill

Memories, i would give anything to be able to drive down the road with my old mate Malcolm MacCracken alongside me but sadly not to be SIGH

TODAY'S TROUBLE ARE TOMORROWS TREASURED MEMORIES ESPECIALLY AROUND A FOOTY CLUB

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Post by Lee Harradine on Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:29 pm

The old van was cactus.

I arranged for a new van at Dit's request.
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Post by Lee Harradine on Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:17 pm

Dits, our previous CEO wanted to sell the van, thought it was money sitting idle.

A picture of Dits being told that flashed into my mind and I quickly persuaded him otherwise. Shocked Shocked Twisted Evil
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Post by Oldfella on Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:23 pm

Well done Lee

I would also loved to see a picture of the look on Dits face.

Just curious, what was the proposed alternate if the van was disposed off or had the thinking not gone that far.

Too many decisions in footy clubs are made by people not in posession of all information or by those who dont like to admit they do not know

Well done again

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Post by Lee Harradine on Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 pm

I explained that Dits might not be that keen on trying to fit the large amount of away game equipment in his and other volunteers cars, not that it would be possible anyway.

There had been no proposed alternative, so I said it wasn't going to happen.
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Post by brodlach on Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:54 pm

His face would have looked no stupider than it does now lol!
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Post by Lee Harradine on Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:35 pm

Fair point, brodlach  Cool
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Post by Oldfella on Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:47 pm

Fellow life member --- fellow property steward and both of us are KRAUTS

Leave us alone you jealeous mere mortals🤣🤣🤣

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Post by firstblood on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm

Lee Harradine wrote:The old van was cactus.

I arranged for a new van at Dit's request.

It was cactus when we bought it, it had already been around the world 3 times with over 350,000 on the clock.. Smile
From memory, it was bought el cheapo from a staff member who used it as a camper van.
The new one is nice... :
I just wish the petrol gauge didn't read empty every time i need to use it Smile
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