The Mentone Athletic Club wishes to congratulate Doug Eales on his Life Membership award.
The current membership voted on Tuesday 29 June to award Doug with Life Membership. Doug was nominated by the committee for his 80th birthday celebrations. The overwhelming response to the nomination from our members, was that he is very much a part of the proud history of our club and a man very worthy of this honour.
Doug was a member and coach during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. He served as club Secretary in 1951-52 and 1955-56 and as President in 1960-61.
Doug is part of our club’s proud history and has an interesting story about his involvement in the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay. You can hear Doug’s story online at http://www.abc.net.au/torch/main53a.htm
The club will hold a presentation of life membership to Doug in the coming months.
We encourage all members to listen to Doug’s Olympic Torch Relay story.