Member’s Statement: Mr Herbert Alec Mason

I rise to mourn and pay tribute to Mr Herbert Alec Mason (HERB), who sadly passed away on 23rd October, 2019

Herb was a Club Life Member of the Epping RSL, having been Secretary in 1998 and 1999 before becoming sub- branch President in 2000 till the end of 2017 when he retired.

Over the past 20+ years he has demonstrated outstanding service to Epping RSL and the wider RSL Network.

He represented the RSL on the City of Whittlesea Australia Day Awards Committee.  He was active in local school visits to promote the importance of Anzac Day Services and commemorations and he developed a strong relationship and provided support to Ivanhoe Grammar School Cadets.

He also provided one on one Anzac Day Services in local Nursing Homes.

In 2003 Herb was involved in the establishment of Bowling Greens and a Bowling Club at Epping RSL which today is a vibrant sporting sub club at Epping RSL.

He developed and maintained support for a disadvantaged girls Basketball Team annually.

I had the pleasure of meeting him many times at ANZAC day and Remembrance day events at the Epping RSL, and I can’t imagine not having his presence at future events.

Herb lived and breathed the Epping RSL, and his legacy will live on for future generations.

I want to give my sincere condolences to Ken’s wife Teresa, his children Jennifer, Brett and Maddie and his son-in-law Stephen

Vale Herb Mason.