Last week at the Whyalla Steelers AGM Tamra Madigan(secretary) and Audrey Marks (Treasurer/Canteen manager) both stood down after many years in these roles. We didn't think it would be right to let them slip away without recognition for all the work they have done in the past.
Audrey Marks has been involved in Whyalla Steelers at committee level longer than any of our exiting players have been alive!! Noel Sharp tells me she started in 1997 when her children Aimee and Alan who got her involved in the Steelers program. However even when they stopped playing combined basketball in the early 2000's Audrey stayed on working diligently for the committee in numerous roles. For a while there Audrey with the aid of close friend Deb Clements almost single handedly administered the Steelers committee as well as manning the canteen on most nights. Audrey was recognized for her time and effort in 2012 when she was awarded with a well overdue life Membership to WBA.
Tamra came along some time after Audrey, led into the Steelers community via a similar process - thru her children Hayley and more recently Joshua. Again, like Audrey Tamra did her apprenticeship in the canteen as a volunteer and canteen manager slaving behind the chipper. She took on the role of Steelers secretary some 5 years ago, a position she has conscientiously managed since.
Neither of these ladies like their picture taken so to capture both at once is extremely rare. This picture was taken at our local Steelers carnival in 2016, an event that Audrey has proudly driven and etched firmly in to the state basketball calendar for 2 decades.
They will be sorely missed, especially once the rest of us realise what they actually did do :). Enjoy your rest.
We still have your phone numbers!!