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Posted on Jun 01, 2017

Graeme Tole was a wonderful asset to the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania, he joined Westmorland Rural Youth in 1962 at 16 years of age.  He held the Presidency role of the club in 1965.

In 1966, he was declared President of Northern Region.  He became involved in Rural Youth Council from 1968 and continued his involvement, ending up as State President of Rural Youth in 1971/72. This saw the starts of his connection with Advisory level.

In 1977, Graeme was presented a Life Membership of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania. He held positions on the Property Management Committee from 1988 until 2004.

Unfortunately, in 2004, he was involved in a farming incident and passed away.  During grieving his passing, the idea formed of a Graeme Tole Memorial Award Presidents Prize, in honour of this great leader, mentor and enthusiast of Rural Youth.

In 2009, this Memorial Award Prize was established, and the first recipient, Anthony Coad was announced.

This prize, naturally is of high standard, given the quality gentleman that it is honouring.

To have been considered for this prize, nominees had to meet the following criteria;

š More than seven years of service to the Organisation.

š A current financial Rural Youth member

š Made continuous and notable contributions to all areas of the Organisation; Club, Region, State, Agfest, Property Management, and the Resource Allocation Committee, RAC

š Must have taken on roles on at least four of the following committees; Rural Youth Council, Agfest, Property Management, RAC, and their Club or Region Executive.

 Do you know of a member who meets the criteria above, if so, then they are eligible to be nominated for this prestigious award?

Please approach this person you wish to nominate prior to submitting their nomination as part of the prize of this award involves travelling to New Zealand in 2018!

Please contact Ashley Evans for further information or if you would like a nomination package posted or emailed to you 0409 316 158 or