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Life Membership of the VAFA is the highest honor an organization can bestow on a person . The honor has not been awarded lightly by the V.A .F.A., which has honored 42 people with the award since 1892 . The Life Member's citation reads : " . . . for meritorious and outstanding service . . ." . There are 26 living Life Members whose doyen is Norma Fullerton, a Life Member since 1971 . Mavis Bastow and Richard Evans are the newest Life Members as they were honored in 2004 . Last season, Life Members and partners enjoyed each other's company at the inaugural Life Member's Luncheon . This season's luncheon will be held on Sunday, July 25 . On this day, St Kevin's and Old Essendon will play on Sportscover Arena . Once again Norm Nugent and Keith Sharkie have been asked to coorganise this luncheon . 0 0 Q This column over the weeks ahead will profile many of the living Life Members of our great Association .

As part of the reward to a club booking a pre match luncheon at Sportscover Arena the VAFF organises prizes for a competition or a raffle VAFA sponsor Winning Edge provided a$25C Waterford Crystal vase and the prize pack wa ; added to by the VAFA and consisted of a cartor of Carlton and United beer and an assortmerr of Wolf Blass wines - total value in the order o $33 0 . Each lunch attendee was asked to namf the player in the match to follow who might takf the 25th mark in the first half - 25th in li . Five peoph nwitheANZCDaym

correctly nominated St Bernards Dan Jordax (one being his mum !) . The five were then askec at half time to nominate a player who wouk take the 25th in the second half. Mer cGolant,gainofStBernadsfme,coretl i nominated Lucas Fielding (St . Bernards) anc took home the goodies . 0 速 0 The ability of a player to wear gloves in V F matches needs bringing to people's attentior again . Gloves are banned in the VAFA. A fev clubs are thinking that if a player shows < medical certificate to an umpire all is well Wrong. A player can only wear a glove(s) if hi has a letter from the VAFA giving thi+ permission and it is to be shown to the umpire :

Former Spitfire pilot Vivian Matthews w as the guest speaker at the 5pvriscove . ,, sna pre-malstl luncheon tas Sunday. Grandson Cam Matthews set the scene by presenting questio,;s to re vered "~o;, 18

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