Crows Nest Rotary has lost a Charter Member, who joined our Rotary Club in 1969. 
28th October Cyril Clark at the age of 94, lost his battle with illness and passed away.
Cyril dedicated his life to Rotary, serving as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of all Avenues of Service.
For the first 45 years Cyril had a 100% attendance record. Since then more than 85%.
For the past 20 years Cyril was the Club’s attendance Chair, that friendly welcoming face greeting all arrivals.
Cyril was the first to volunteer in all projects, fundraising and social events, and saw BBQ management at Bunnings since its inception.
He went out of his way to welcome and assimilate new members and partners.  One member says; “Cyril changed my life when he introduced me to Rotary”.
In 2004, as an Electrician, Cyril spent weeks in Narrabri after their floods, repairing damaged wiring in homes.
Cyril received many Paul Harris Fellow Awards, culminating in the ‘Ruby’.
Cyril had two overseas Rotary Fellowship trips to Asia.
In summary, Cyril was known as ‘the only person we know in Rotary that no one had a bad word to say about, and Cyril didn’t have a bad word about anyone’.
Cyril Clark’s passing is a great loss to Crows Nest Rotary and the District, and to everyone who knew him, he was the Model Rotarian.