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Club welcomes new members

"Rotary President Gary Vasey welcomed two new members to the Bradford Club recently. The new members are Ian Jones and Gordon Biddie. Rotary Director, George Hartman, was also on hand to make the two new members feel at home."

George Jackson

Frank Tunney: that kind of guy

"Frank Tunney Jr., recreation director of the Bradford
Community Centre, died last Thursday of cancer, He was 38. Mr. Tunney leaves his wife Cathy and five children, Michael, 9, Anne, 8, Bridget, 6, Marty, 5, Tricia, 3. Funeral service was held Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Toronto. Mr. Tunney, the son of wrestling promoter Frank Tunney Sr., took over as manager of the Bradford arena in May of 1973. Before that, he was an instrument technician for Orenda Engines in Malton and a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department. He continued working at the community centre up to one week before finally losing his battle with the disease. Long-time family friend Sandy Hudson said, "He had that characteristic that he would not let this get him without a fight." Under his direction, the Bradford Community Centre became one of the finest and most smoothly run buildings in the area. "He was the backbone of this place," said Don Harrison, assistant manager of the arena. "Frank was the kind of guy who would help anyone who needed it." Last year Mr. Tunney also took on the position of Recreation Co-ordinator, a job he tackled with his customary enthusiasm. During the summer months, he managed the Bradford Lions Pool. An active member of the Bradford Rotary Club, Mr. Tunney was a "very involved member," according to club president Bas Visser. "He had a lot of hope and energy. You really had to admire him." Mr. Tunney was also a sports enthusiast. He coached the Allenby Electric novice hockey team, and formerly wrote a weekly curling column in The Witness. Last year he donned his skates to play for the Bradford Oldtimers hockey team. Saturday during the service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the church was jammed with family, friends, sports and television personalities."

New Rotary excutive

"The Bradford Rotary Club elected its new executive last week, naming Bas Visser president. Front, from left;; Jim Simone, treasurer; Frank Maurino, inter-club relations; Reg Harris, Paul Harris Fellowship winner. Rear: Paul Travis, vocational service; Peter Van Scheyndel, secretary; Bas Visser; Don Wood, vice-president; Rick Walker, past president; Sheldon Harries, international service. Absent, Wayne Stinson, club services; Bill Skwarchuk community service."

Bradford Witness

Rotary club honors charter member

"Bradford Rotarian Jim Simone was honored by his club last week when they announced that he had been made a Paul Harris Fellow by donating $1,000 on his behalf to the Rotary International Foundation. Mr. Simone, a past-president of the Bradford Club, was speechless with the announcement. There are only three other Paul Harris Fellows in the Bradford club: Gary Vasey, Frank Maurino and Gord Compton. The club's Rotary Foundation committee chairman Reg Harris told The Witness that a Paul Harris Fellowship is one of the highest honors a club can bestow on a member. He explained that a Rotarian can only become a member of the select group if the club makes a $1,000 donation to the fund in his name. Simone is a charter member of the Bradford Rotary Club and was the club's sixth president, serving in 1957 and '58. He has been a director since his presidency and for the past four years has served as the club's treasurer."

George Jackson

Stiff measures

"Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau spoke to members of the Ontario Weekly Newspaper Association last Friday. He answered questions about the government's wage and price controls and threatened stiffer measures if the controls do not stop inflation. The press conference was held in the Royal York Hotel after Trudeau addressed a Rotary Club luncheon."

C.E. Jackson