...on Kehn, currently serving his second year as Treasurer of BB&C, has been selected as the Volunteer of the Month for April 2004.Ron joined BB&C in 1991, and this is not his first stint in an Executive position-in many ways, the most onerous of the many volunteer activities undertaken by club members.Clive Amos, who named Ron Volunteer of the Month in March 2000, mentioned at that time that Ron had been Membership Director and served two years as Secretary, as well as chairing the Raincoast ‘97 Committee, for which Clive described him as "instrumental in making that conference a great success."
...Ron was born in Victoria 55 years ago, and completed his schooling here.After receiving a BSc and an Education Diploma from the University of Victoria, Ron taught high school, mainly math and computer science, in Korumburra, southeast of Melbourne, Australia. He
must have liked it there as he
stayed 18 yearshence the Australian view of the world in the portrait above. (In actual fact, Ron
does not seem to have picked up the widespread Aussie notion that they are not down under at all and it's the rest of us who are hanging off the bottom of the Earth.) He
explored many parts of Australia-the Gold Coast was a favourite-and traveled extensively in New Zealand and throughout southeast Asia during his
realized that Victoria is the best place in the world, and returned here to live in 1990.He
also realized he'd had enough of teaching school, and has been engaged in computer consulting since his
return to Canada.He
travels frequently to the southern states-during the winter, not surprisingly-for some of the warm weather he
enjoyed in Australia.
Besides serving on the Executive, Ron
has, over the years, devoted countless hours to BB&C clubhouse activities.As MIC, and as a willing and reliable provider of technical advice and assistance, his
reassuring presence is greatly appreciated not just by struggling newcomers, but those with more complicated problems as well.He
has also contributed many Newsletter articles and reviews, on a remarkable range of topics.