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AFCA Hall of Fame

AUSTimber2016-rgbThe Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) will be holding its contractors “Hall of Fame” dinner in conjunction with AUSTimber2016. Source: Timberbiz

The dinner will be held on 12 April as part of the AUSTimber and the industry is keen to recognise the people who have played a pivotal role in its success.

“We need nominations,” said organiser David Drane (former AFCA GM).

To be eligible to be nominated and inducted onto the Members Roll, the criteria is simple.

Harvesting and/or haulage contractors must have been working in the industry for a minimum of 25 years and must have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the industry.

There are also categories within the Hall of Fame to recognise industry icons that have made outstanding contributions to the industry.

Eleven industry pioneers have been acknowledged in addition to more than 150 industry veterans from across Australia whose names are inscribed on the Members Roll.

“We will need to close them off at the end of February to give us time to prepare properly for the dinner, which has been confirmed as 12 April in Traralgon,” said Mr Drane.

“Those who have been nominated will receive invitations to attend the function beginning around the middle of February.

“Having another Hall of Fame dinner in conjunction with AUSTimber is an ideal opportunity to recognise our industry Pioneers,” AFCA Chairman Ian Reid said.

“We did so as part of the last AUSTimber in Mt Gambier when over 160 people attended a sold out function, and our 2016 event gives us another opportunity to come together and acknowledge some more of those who helped make our industry what it has become.”

If you know of anyone worthy of being inducted contact David Drane on 0413 997 257 or email [email protected] or write to him at P.O. Box 242 Morwell Vic 3840.