After missing last year’s event due to the pandemic, local government’s gathered at the beautifully presented Goomalling Golf Club for the 2021 LGIS Local Government Golf Tournament. After 18 gruelling holes and some fantastic performances, this year’s event was taken out by the Shire of Westonia who now enjoy hosting rights for 2022.
Along with the teams’ trophy being presented to Westonia, this year’s event saw the presentation of a new perpetual trophy for the individual net winner of the day. The Greg Hadlow Cup honours the memory of one of the LGIS Golf Tournament’s most prolific competitors and winners, Mr Greg “Potts” Hadlow who passed away earlier this year.
Greg was well-known and widely respected by the local government sector as a dedicated CEO whose contagious laughter, love of golf, and many years of participation at the LGIS golf day will be remembered by many. Greg served as Chief Executive Officer at many local governments such as the Shires of Kondinin, Kulin, Meekatharra, Mt Marshall and Westonia.
Whilst it was sad not having Greg there this year, it was wonderful to be able to honour his legacy, memory, and to have him there in spirit. The inaugural winner of the Greg Hadlow cup was Councillor Dennis Reid from the Shire of Kellerberrin.
We look forward to seeing a bumper field at the Shire of Westonia next year to fight for the hosting rights in 2023.
The scenario: The worker, Fred Dagg, has worked at the Shire of Westralia as a Plant Operator for 35 years. Fred was an accomplished footballer and cricket player having represented the town at many sporting competitions over the years.
1 September, 2021
Every year, the LGIS Board of Directors head out to one of our regional members, to see firsthand the excellent services and facilities local governments provide to their communities.
In 2021, the Board visited the Shire of Broome, and were pleased to join Andrew Graffen (Acting CEO), James Watt (Director Corporate Services), Keith Williams (Director Development Services), and Jeremy Hall (Director Infrastructure) for a tour of key local attractions. These included The Lions Eye Institute, Chinatown, Town Beach, Broome Golf Club, and the Broome Recreation adn Aquatic Centre.
2 September, 2021
While in Broome, the Board was pleased to attend the Kimberley Zone and WALGA Dinner on 2 September at the Mangrove Hotel.
The Board joined nearly 60 guests of elected members and local government executives at the event, which provided a great opportunity to catch up with regional colleagues.
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