David O'Neil

Congratulations to David O’Neil ACCM in being awarded Life Membership of the CMAA. 

In front of 130 members, peers, colleagues, and friends  at the recent Country Club Managers Conference in Orange, David Hiscox, President of the CMAA presented David O’Neill ACCM with his Life Membership recognition award; one of the most satisfying and rewarding duties a President of the CMAA has to perform during their tenure. 

This is an award that is not only prestigious, it is rarely conferred. It is awarded to members who have continuously served the Association for its advancement and betterment and has served the Association in an exemplary fashion in many honorary positions over the years.

David joined the CMA as a Trainee Manager here at the Orange Ex Services Club under Peter Brasher in 1985 and what followed was many years of involvement with the Association whilst progressing and developing a distinguished career as a professional club manager.

David has served the Association in many guises including as:

·         a committee member in a number of zones including the role of Zone President,

·         as an accredited trainer of management subjects to other club managers through the Association's education arm the CMDA,

·         as a Board of Management Studies committee member and then it's Chairman,

·         as a Federal Executive board member and then Vice President of the Association

David has continued to support the Association tirelessly by promoting its value, its relevance and its importance to the many younger managers mentored and developed across a range of clubs and those who look to this person as a role model.

Ladies and gentlemen, whether you are a club manager or an industry supplier you must agree that David O’Neil ACCM whole heartedly deserves this accolade and I would ask he as CMA Member 2750 and who now is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Castle Hill RSL Group encompassing Castle Hill RSL Club, Parramatta RSL Club, Lynwood Country Club and C2K Fitness & Aquatic Centre..

........join me in congratulating David on being presented his Life Membership.

David Hiscox, President CMAA