COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Norm Burton Life Membership
Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—Congratulations to Norm Burton on more than half-century of continued service to the Rotary Club of East Maitland and for being honoured with life membership of the club. Norm has been involved with Rotary for an incredible 53 years. That's 53 years donating his time, contributing his skills and working on projects geared to make the community of Maitland, and indeed our society at large, a better place. Norm's life membership was bestowed on him during a presentation by club president Glenda Briggs that was also attended by Past President Brian Coffey and fellow award recipients Dal and Maurine Osborn. COVID constraints meant the celebration was a small affair conducted at Norm's East Maitland business, Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota.
During the event Norm's late wife Maureen was honoured posthumously for her own enormous contributions to Rotary, with fellowship to the Paul Harris Foundation. Maureen, who passed away in 2018, was Norm's partner in family, business and life, and the couple's association with Rotary was no exception. On behalf of everyone in Maitland, I formally acknowledge the enormous contributions both Norm and Maureen have made to our community throughout the years.
Thank you for your service.