It is with regret that we farewell Kelvin Masters, instructor for Air Rifles at Claremont PCYC from 1976.
Kelvin was one of the founding group that established air rifle activities within PCYC, and he was instrumental in creating the book of rules.
He was also PCYC Club President for over 33 years and was a life member. During that time, the club moved from the old location in Swanbourne to the abandoned Claremont Bus Depot, beside the Claremont Football Oval.
Kelvin’s funeral will be held at Karrakatta Crematorium, Thursday 15 November at 3pm. Friends and those who knew Kelvin are welcome to attend.
Air rifles are still a fundamental youth activity at several PCYC locations around the state.
We also sadly farewelled John Pool, who passed away in October. John was a member of PCYC and involved with Air Rifles from 1982-2003 at Collie PCYC. He was awarded a life membership in 2002.
Both Kelvin and John, integral to empowering young people and children to reach their potential during their lives, they will be missed by his PCYC family and friends.
In October, PCYC attended the 2018 Shot Expo where there was much interest in PCYC activities. They handed out over 2000 flyers about PCYC and air rifle activities.
The event, spread over a weekend, was attended by around 15,000 people from all over the state. Many who spoke to the team there had participated in and loved air rifles as a child and didn’t know that the activity was still running. The value in the discipline and concentration to young people cannot be underestimated, explained the program coordinator for PCYC, Adrian Pardini. Parents, on learning of it still being in existence, wanted their children to have the same experiences as they had.
Several PCYC staff and volunteers helped out during that weekend. Thanks to Beth, Mick, Wendy, Linda, Angela and Emily for helping raise the visibility of PCYC.
Without volunteers such as Kelvin and John, many of the activities regularly run by PCYC could not occur.
We send our sincere condolences to family and friends and thank them for their lifetime of support of PCYC.
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