Vale. Les Arndel
The former owner of Midway Motors in Gosford, Mr Arndell was the second president of North Gosford Rotary that was formed in 1972 and remained a member up until his death.
He regularly attended weekly meetings and is believed to have been the oldest active Rotarian in the world.
A Paul Harris Fellow recipient, Mr Arndell held many Board positions in Rotary but it was in the International field where he excelled.
Being the District International Chairman for several years he twice visited New Guinea on Rotary projects and often flew District Governors to many functions across the country.
When once asked what he owed his longevity to, Mr Arndell gave several reasons but number one was being a Rotarian.