Show honours a faithful servant
Saturday, 7th February, 2015
By Darrin Manuel
Brian Potter been around the Silver City Show for as long as he can remember, and now he has become a part of the event’s history after he was awarded life membership by the committee.
The 86-year-old represents three generations of dedication to the Show, with his grandfather Fred receiving life membership in 1933, while his father Bill was also a loyal servant.
Brian said he stepped up his involvement with the show as a patron, sponsor and volunteer in 1969 when his father passed away.
“The Potters have always been very active in the welfare of the show,” he said.
“I remember running around at a committee luncheon when I was five years old at the Central Football Club.
“So it’s quite an honour to receive Life Membership as the third generation, and I’m very proud to accept it.”
Silver City Pastoral and Agricultural Association secretary John Ralph said Brian’s induction into the life member’s club was a just reward for a life of dedicated service.
“Brian’s been very active with the current Show people, nothing is too much trouble for him,” said John.
“He has never grumbled or whinged when it comes to helping out or giving the club good sponsorship.”
Brian’s enthusiasm for the Show isn’t declining with age, and he said he looked forward to continuing his association with the Association well into the future.
“As long as I’m able, I’ll be involved. It’s a wonderful organisation,” he said.
“When they call the roll up yonder, I’ll pull out then.”