A huge thank you and congratulations to Ron and Mavis Baird who have been awarded Life Membership of the Tunks Descendants Association in appreciation of their dedication and service over many, many years.
Ron joined the Association when it was formed at the big Tunks Gathering in Parramatta Park. He lived in Cooma and couldn’t take a more active role until they moved to Sydney.
Ron was elected to the committee in 2000, served as Vice President from 2001 to 2003 and again 2013 to 2016. He served as President from 2004 to 2010 as well as Tunks Talk Co-ordinator from 2005 to 2009 and again 2014 to 2018. His final edition as editor was the 100th edition last year. Ron also managed the Archivist role from 2010 to 2013 and Membership convenor 2014 to present day. So his contribution has been unparalleled.
Mavis, who is not a descendant, served as the treasurer of TDAI for 13 years from 2005 to 2018.
Mavis also managed a special project for TDAI namely the the placing of plaques on important sites connected to the Tunks family history. Getting permission to place this plaques was a very time consuming exercise.
Tunks Farm – Lane Cove National Park
Norfolk House -Church St Parramatta
Site of Steamship Inn -Cowell St Ryde
The Farmhouse – Pennant Hills Rd Parramatta
Old Stables Royal Oak Hotel -Church St Parramatta
Mavis and Ron were presented with their Life Membership Certificate and a commemorative glass by TDAI President, Alan George at the Royal Oaks Hotel on Tuesday 26 March 2019.
If you would like to join the Tunks Descendants Association committee and carry on the amazing work of Ron and Mavis please send us an email.