VSA Living Treasures

In 2005 the VSA created an award event, Living Treasures, to formally recognise the contributions of long serving individuals within our various VSA clubs. These were typically individuals at the ‘grassroots’ level of our sport who had given long and devoted service to their club in such matters as club accounts, club newsletters, aircraft maintenance, instructors, tug pilots and so on. All essential activities which make for a good club.

Australian Gliding Museum

Bernard “Bernie” Duckworth 

Alan Patching (deceased)

Graeme Barton (deceased 2022)

Jim Barton

David Goldsmith

Beaufort Gliding Club

Doug Lyon

Edwin Grech Cumbo (deceased 2017)

Gordon Pope

Peter Buskens

Bendigo Gliding Club

Colin Campbell

Paul Dilks

Phil McCann

Bill Hughes

Peter Raphael

Mal Bennett

Geelong Gliding Club

Jarek Mosiejewski 

Doug Vanston

John Buchanan (deceased 2016)

Jeff Farrow

Martin Power 

Neil Thompson

Gliding Club of Victoria

Laurie McKinlay

Rhonda Gelletly

Richard Cotton

Peter Carey

Tony Vost

Ken Boland

Grampians Soaring Club

Kevin Olerhead 

Brian Wood

John Anselmi (deceased)

Horsham Flying Club

Eric Boschen (deceased 2017)

Melbourne Gliding (VMFG)

Roger Druce

Cliff Pritchard

Judy Laker

Steve Coulson

Mount Beauty Gliding Club

Manfred Rueff (deceased)

Ray Addinsall (deceased)

Soaring Club of Tasmania

John Spilsbury

Southern Riverina Gliding Club

Bill Harvey

Ingo Renner (deceased)

South Gippsland Gliding Club

Bob Wylie

Sunraysia Gliding Club

Ken Leake (deceased)

Maurie Harding


Bill Riley (deceased 2015)

Max Hedt

Joe Luciani

Richard Cotton

Horsham Flying Club (nee Wimmera Soaring Club)

Peter Weissenfeld

Werner Grossenbacher (deceased 2012)

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