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Monday, 1 December 2003
Page: 23290

Mr BILLSON (1:54 PM) —Earlier this year I was honoured to be invited to join the P&C Softball Club in Frankston for a moving tribute to three of its life members. Those life members were Jan Tyers, Margaret Miller and Anne Goodman. Sadly and unexpectedly, Jan Tyers passed away last week. It is a great loss to our community and to her family that someone so giving of her time and energy, not only for her family but also for the broader community, has been lost to the Frankston community.

Jan was a founding member and life member of the Frankston Softball Association and, through her dedication and hard work, she created the P&C Softball Club. She was a teacher at Derinya Primary School, Minimbah Primary School and also Mount Eliza Primary School. She encouraged young people from all the schools over her 26-year commitment to softball to get involved in what is a terrific family sport and a great way of remaining active and enjoying the company of many of the great people down in Frankston.

She was on the committee of the P&C Softball Club the entire time she was involved and dedicated a good part of her life to the promotion of softball within the community. All of the members of the club must be deeply saddened by her loss, because they have long valued and appreciated her direct and indirect influence over the entire softball fraternity down our way. As president of the club for most of those years, she was a guiding light to the biggest club in Frankston. She did a huge job contending with all of the challenges that the club faced as well as being a sole working parent. We will miss her greatly. (Time expired)