– Big Crowd At Gus’ Funeral

A Smiling Gus McKernan

There was a big turnout of friends and relations at former committeeman, Gus McKernan’s funeral held at Toongabbie yesterday.

He succumbed to pancreatic cancer last Friday following a six month battle with the illness.

Many of the gathering were from the Pennant Hills Football Club where Gus was the popular patron.  He is the second committeeman and Penno supporter to pass in recent years and follows a champion supporter of our Society, Bill Carey.

The Society’s annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 March at Wests Magpies.  Documentation for the meeting, including the annual report are currently being compiled and expected to be distributed to members shortly.

The Society is seeking more members for the committee and justifies this in the annual report which outlines the massive tasks it is likely to take on, subject to getting more people on board to help out.

One job some of the committee are working on are updating club honour boards.  Some of these have already been posted on the Society’s website but with new information we hope to revise these and also add the details of other NSW clubs

John Addison, the Society’s treasurer, has also taken on providing GPS co-ordinates for the grounds in the state which have been used for Australian Football over the years.  Melbournite, Roger Dunkley is searching out material to add to the ‘grounds’ database which looks likely to develop into a large and interesting catalogue of fields within NSW.

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