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Alex Gillon Medal

AFL Victoria has announced Sandringham Treasurer and Life Member John Kempf have been awarded the "Alex Gillon Medal" and CEO.John Mennie "VFL Life Membership".
Congratulations to these 2 gents for many years of dedication to VFA and VFL Football
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digs

[quote=zebra]AFL Victoria has announced Sandringham Treasurer and Life Member John Kempf have been awarded the "Alex Gillon Medal" and CEO.John Mennie "VFL Life Membership".
Congratulations to these 2 gents for many years of dedication to VFA and VFL Football
zebra[/quote]

Don't know much about John Kempf but John Mennie is one of the better people I have met since joining the VFL. Congratulations to him.
Would like to know what the criteria for life membership is for VFL football administrators. I think that there are a few others who have given outstanding service & could be considered.
175 games for players & coaches

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

zebra
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John Mennie history for starters shows he has held office at the Sandringham Football Cub as President 1982/86, Treasurer 1987/1994 and General Manager 1994 to present day 2010.
A total service of 28 years straight and still as keen as ever doing what he loves serving the VFL and Sandringham Football Club in particular.
There are many former players who John has helped to start their football career whether at Sandy or other clubs.
Digs if you have the same VFL history I dare say your name will come up very soon.
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John Kempf Sandringham Football club Honorary Treasurer 1995/1998 then again 2001 up to and still is 2010 Treasurer. John one of those many volunteer helpers at Sandy who is in office all day nearly every day doing day to day chores and is very well respected by all he comes in contact with.
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digs

[quote=zebra]John Mennie history for starters shows he has held office at the Sandringham Football Cub as President 1982/86, Treasurer 1987/1994 and General Manager 1994 to present day 2010.
A total service of 28 years straight and still as keen as ever doing what he loves serving the VFL and Sandringham Football Club in particular.
There are many former players who John has helped to start their football career whether at Sandy or other clubs.
Digs if you have the same VFL history I dare say your name will come up very soon.
zebra[/quote]

Zebra,
Thanks for that info.
John Mennie is a LITTLE in front of me.
Outstanding service from a good bloke.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Seagull90

Without wanting to rain on the Gillon Medal of latter years, is anyone able to provide a list of winners of the original medal. It was awarded to the Best and Fairest in the VFA Thirds. Also the winners of the VFA Thirds 2nd Div B&F......can't remember the name of the award.
Any leads most appreciated.

vfa
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Might have to check some of the old VFA Annual reports as the name of the yearly awards/medals should be all listed.

Borough1874
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[quote=digs]

zebra wrote:

AFL Victoria has announced Sandringham Treasurer and Life Member John Kempf have been awarded the "Alex Gillon Medal" and CEO.John Mennie "VFL Life Membership".
Congratulations to these 2 gents for many years of dedication to VFA and VFL Football
zebra

Don't know much about John Kempf but John Mennie is one of the better people I have met since joining the VFL. Congratulations to him.
Would like to know what the criteria for life membership is for VFL football administrators. I think that there are a few others who have given outstanding service & could be considered.
175 games for players & coaches

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I would hope you have life membership already digs?

zebra
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The Sandringham criteria for Footballers is 100 playing games or for Committee and helpers being support staff 10 years of service to the SFC. continuously.

digs

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digs wrote:

zebra wrote:AFL Victoria has announced Sandringham Treasurer and Life Member John Kempf have been awarded the "Alex Gillon Medal" and CEO.John Mennie "VFL Life Membership".
Congratulations to these 2 gents for many years of dedication to VFA and VFL Football
zebra
Don't know much about John Kempf but John Mennie is one of the better people I have met since joining the VFL. Congratulations to him.
Would like to know what the criteria for life membership is for VFL football administrators. I think that there are a few others who have given outstanding service & could be considered.
175 games for players & coaches

I would hope you have life membership already digs?

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Borough,
Life member of the VFL ?????........I would be million miles away from that.........Done nothing to deserve such.
I have been a Life Member of the North Ballarat Football Club since 1980 & a Hall of Fame member since 2005.
I am very satisfied with both those honours & treasure them dearly.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Borough1874
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No problems digs. I just thought your tireless work in the H.O.F deserves recognition one day.

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