Pensioners League awards Life Members

Michael Holland, Ruby Johnson and Ida Jackson.

By Emily-Rose Toohey

The Australian Pensioners League Warwick awarded two of its members with Life Memberships two weeks ago.

At the group’s regular meeting spot at the Cowboy’s Clubhouse, Warwick branch president Michael Holland presented the awards to Ruby Johnson and Ida Jackson.

Ida first joined on 4 October 1984 and Ruby joined in March 1994.

At the Thursday morning meeting, Michael said the awards were approved and passed at a management meeting in March and were then presented in front of the club’s current members.

After the meeting finished, which included their regular raffle draw with members winning an assortment of food items, the group had morning tea.

Warwick Pensioners League is the oldest branch in Queensland, having first formed as the Australian Pensioners League in 1937 by Arthur Ernest Pacey.

Michael said the group will be celebrating its 85th birthday in September, with the promise of events in honour of the milestone to occur.

Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today congratulates Ruby and Ida on their achievement.