David Tassell, Retired Teachers Association Walking Group / ARPA Bushwalkers

2016 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award - Individual

ARPA Bushwalkers

David joined the Retired Teachers Association Walking Group in 1994 at a time when his eyesight was failing due to Macular Degeneration. He also became a member of ARPA Bushwalkers about the same time and despite his disability has contributed to both groups through the planning and leading of camps and walks. Despite his failing sight he typed and edited the ARPA quarterly Bushwalkers magazine for a number of years. He was the Secretary of Retired Teachers Association Walking Group keeping meticulous records and mentoring new secretaries when he retired. Despite his sight continuing to fail he has attempted to keep walking and leading by being a member of many of the Retired Teachers Association Walking Group walking groups. An inspiration to all.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.