Bren Dalby was awarded life membership of the Moriarty Park Community Sporting Centre in recognition of her tireless voluntary work.
Bren is well known in the local community for her work as a wildlife carer and volunteer for both the Canungra Owls Soccer Club and Moriarty Park.
She has been a member of the Moriarty Park Committee since 2009.
She was President of Canungra Owls Soccer Club and at the time Moriarty Park’s Vice Presidents were representatives of the soccer and cricket clubs.
“I joined as Vice-President with Mick Mahony,” said Bren.
Since then she has held every position on the executive including Treasurer and Secretary, as well as nine years as President.
For a time, when the committee could not find office bearers, she took on the role of President and Secretary.
“I really wanted the female change rooms underway before I left and that is something I have worked with Jodie Clifford on.”
“When I started there I thought this is a fantastic facility that isn’t being utilised – I worked with the committee to equip it with tables and chairs to be able to run functions.”
“Then we ran discos, trivia and bingo to have some cheap and cheerful entertainment for the community.”
She was also instrumental in the provision of the play park and outdoor gym equipment.
At a dinner attended by committee members and their partners, committee member and past President, Steve Moriarty, said Bren had been the glue that kept Moriarty Park going for the past decade, almost single handedly at times.
“Bren has given selflessly as a volunteer over many years and the life membership is fitting recognition for all she has done for the community,” said Steve.
There are only two other life members of the association, Joane Hopley and Peter Teveluwe.