A Minute's Silence in Remembrance of Deceased Port Phillip Pioneers Group Members was Proposed by Lester Stephen:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As Registrar of the Port Phillip Pioneers Group it is my pleasurable duty to record the registration of each new member who joins our Society; it is also my sad duty to record where known, the passing of former office-bearers and members.
Of the 1230 members who have joined since 1970, about 80 members have deceased.
The latest occurred only a short time earlier this month. I refer to Mrs. Beryl Black, Member Number 374, who joined our Group in 1982 and participated in all of our activities during the past 19 years with great gusto and enthusiasm. She will be sadly missed, as were all of the others referred to.
With this in mind I suggested to our President that we should mark their passing in some special way on this day, and so, with her approval, I would ask all of you (if possible) to rise and observe with me a minute's silence as a mark of respect to those no longer with us.
Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen.
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