Founding Father Awardees
|Syd Packham OAM - 1970|
|Ken Packham – 1970 Max Notley – 1970|
|John Murphy – 1970 Harold Ewen -1970|
|John Packham – 1970 Ian Middleton – 1971|
|Jack Simpson – 1971 Mike Dennis – 1971|
|Zig Bluzmanis – 1971 Ernie Eves – 1971|
|Phil Dadd – 1971 Robin Alberry – 1972|
|John Gibbs – 1972 Robert Davies – 1973|
|Bert Milgate – 1973 Fred Jones – 1973|
|Ron Devereaux – 1974 Bob Jones – 1974|
|Errol Thompson – 1975 Mike Fleming – 1976|
|Brian Fox 1976 John Janson – 1977
|Wayne Rapp – 1977 Grahame Mc Leod – 1977
|Bob O’Mara – 1977 Laurie Gray – 1977|
|Ken Bertalli – 1977 Lindsay Weber 1978|
|Theo Hansen – 1976 Ken Williams - 1978|
|Theo passed away shortly after being advised that he was to receive a founding father award, his family received the award in May 2007 on his behalf.|
The Committee of The Australian Society of Baking have chosen the 70th Conference Celebrations in May 2007 to honour those men who were involved with the commencement of the Society and have remained on-going members over the years.
This National Society was started by a group of like-minded men who all had a yearning to share information, broaden the knowledge of their Industry and open up communication channels with people the width and breadth of Australia and overseas.
The ASB committee realised that today we are the heirs to the optimism of these pioneers, who back in 1970 believed that if they kept our Industry informed, then today we would be a better, more superior, more attractive Industry of which to be a member.
Today is a defining moment for these men, because today is the day that back in the 1970’s they dreamed about. The day where there is no limit to the aspirations and successes for young members of our Industry.
Our knowledge has been broadened and enriched by the years of shared information. Our Founding Fathers provided a framework for directing that knowledge with the formation of the ASB and showed there is nothing more effective than ‘powerful simplicity’.
They sought a way forward to benefit anyone in our Industry that’s wished to join; they recognised that information was a commodity and that to forge ahead in our careers we had to add value to what we could offer ad the sharing of information was a key factor of our worth to the Industry.
For our younger and newer members, today is the day you set your compass for the future, with determination and inspiration equal to our Founding Fathers.
One day, this will be yours to enjoy. So today is about recognising our heritage and rewarding those that made it possible. Human thinking is the most important resource we have and there is always a great deal of room for improvement.
Our Founding Fathers opened up the possibilities for us and then designed a way of turning those possibilities into realities.