We are all saddened by the passing on Saturday 29thDecember of our Honorary Member and Past President Keith Thomson after a long battle with cancer. I extend our sincere sympathies to Leila and Jenny.

Keith's career in Rotary commenced in 1972 when he joined the Rotary Club of North Rockhampton and while some of our records are sketchy, he continued in Rotary with membership of Nundah, Nambour 76 (twice) and Maryborough North clubs until about 2001 when he was made an Honorary Member of Nambour 76.

While at Nambour 76 Keith served as Secretary, Club Service Director, Foundation Chair and he was elected as President in 1988 only one year after starting his second term of membership at 76. He was also a member of the Sundale board for many years and he was largely instrumental in creating the Probus Club of Nambour 90. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 1991.

Much of Keith's time at 76 was before my involvement with the club and many will have known him better but I always remembered Keith as a real gentleman who will be missed by us all.