Life membership for Mould

Richard Mould is now a life member of the Cooma Field and Game club, recognising 35 years of hard work.

Richard Mould is now a life member of the Cooma Field and Game club, recognising 35 years of hard work.

OUTGOING president of Cooma Field and Game Richard Mould has been inducted as their latest life member, recognising his tireless efforts over the last 35 years.

At the field and game's recent AGM and General Meeting a number of committee positions changed hands while some exciting new proposals were put forward.

Mr Mould moved from the president's position into the vice-presidency role, making way for Andrew Fairfield-Smith and Adam Mower from Jindabyne who are now the president and secretary respectively.

Mr Mould's life membership is the culmination of many years of dedicated service, which has seen him hold the presidency for four years, state president in the 1990s and federation vice president in 1998.

Without the involvement of Mr Mould in Cooma Field and Game the organisation may never have started after he was a founding member in 1980, maintaining his membership ever since.

Last week's important AGM saw the president's award for club member of the year awarded to Glen Simmons for his ongoing work at the club over the last 12 months.

The newly formed committee has already signalled their intentions to move the club forward, setting their sights on short term upgrades to assist with the club's daily running.

Motions were put forward and approved to spend up to $10,000 on improvements to club infrastructure and amenities.

These include the purchasing of two new club guns to be used by new shooters, to encourage their pathway into the club.

Secretary Adam Mower said the club is mindful of putting potential members at ease when joining the club.

"Joining a gun club can be a daunting task. We want to make it as easy as we can for new members to come and have a go," Mr Mower said.

"We are looking at several initiatives to encourage new members."

The club is on the search for new sponsors to support monthly shoots. President Andrew Fairfield-Smith says the club would welcome anyone who might be able to assist with shoots in 2015.

"We've approached numerous local businesses and have had a great response so far," Mr Fairfield-Smith said.

"We're looking for sponsors for the 2015 shoots and would love to hear from interested parties."

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