FOR more than 68 years, Ron Holmes has been a member of the Eastwood Leisure Complex.
Since first becoming involved in 1945, Mr Holmes has worked to ensure the centre provides a clean and safe facility for many groups in the Ballarat community.
Following his dedication and commitment, including being treasurer for 16 years, Mr Holmes is retiring.“The Eastwood Leisure Complex is used by over 100 community groups, representing a diverse cross section of the Ballarat community,” he said.
“With the ongoing good work of volunteers on the board of management, the complex should stand in good stead to service the youth of tomorrow.”
Mr Holmes has witnessed much change at the complex over the years, so much so that he wrote a book.
Launched in 2011, A Vision for Citizens of Tomorrow covers the long history of the complex including its original operation as a gym and wood-working rooms.
Mr Holmes will be forever remembered for the growth and development he offered the facility.