Allan Peskett has retired as president from the Collie Districts Energy West Social Club after 42 years of voluntary service.
The club, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year is a community group which gets locals together for day trips to wineries, Adventure World and lunches at places all across the state.
Looking forward to retirement and handling the reins over to someone younger, Mr Peskett said he plans on staying in Collie. “It’s a great town, all my friends are here and I would never think about going anywhere else,” he said.
Friend Val Brojanowski said Mr Peskett had done the club proud and had been a great president.
”The reason he has been president for so long is because he has been central and he knows how to delegate the work,” he said. “If you’ve got someone in charge who is good people will keep them there.”
Club secretary and friend Leo De Angelis said the best function the club held was the annual Christmas cabaret.
“It was the best Energy West event in Western Australia. All the lights, all the decorations, that was all Allan,” he said.