Friends of Allan Wyman, popular Shepparton banker, met at the Shepparton Golf Club house Thursday night to give him a farewell.
Speaking on behalf of the golf club, president Lyn J. Morey said the club ‘‘had been most fortunate to have had Allan in office since 1965’’.
He had been a good treasurer and always prepared to help with anything going in the working-bee line.
His positive approach to problems had always been helpful.
The golf club congratulated him on his promotion.
Mr Morey presented Mr Wyman with a set of glasses with the golf crest on them.
Pat O’Connell spoke on behalf of the show society and the trotting club. Mr O’Connell said Mr Wyman had been an excellent treasurer and administrator of the show society.
‘‘He is one of the greatest gentleman I have met,’’ he said.
Speaking for Rotary, president Rev Pearce Barber said Mr Wyman had served Rotary well.
‘‘He spent a year on the board and was a first rate treasurer,’’ Rev Pearce said.
On behalf of all friends, Mijo Darveniza presented Mr Wyman with a wallet of notes ‘‘as tangible evidence our thoughts go with you. We wish you a very successful career in the bank’’.
Mr Wyman said when he was first transferred he felt like Mr Bolte, ‘‘half happy and half sad, I feel whole lot sadder tonight’’.
‘‘Golf has been my first love. I am pleased to have been able to contribute a little here,’’ he said.
‘‘Rotary you all know how thoroughly I have enjoyed my participation.
‘‘I became completely absorbed in the Agricultural Society and looking forward to the meetings.
‘‘Trotting was my second love after golf. I have greatly enjoyed my association here.’’
Mr Wyman told of his feelings for Shepparton.
He outlined the developments for the past 10 years.
‘‘I am proud to have been part of all the development.’’
He told of a search in the suburbs for a new home.
‘‘No suburb can offer the facilities of Shepparton,’’ he said.
‘‘In leaving this town I want to say I’m pretty attached to the place. I leave it with a heavy heart. I am still a member of the Golf Club and you’ll see me back from time to time.’’