Rotary Club of Cessnock plants tree in memory of late member David Clark

MEMORY: David Clark's wife Judy and Cessnock Rotary Club president Graham Farish at the unveiling of the memorial tree at Poppethead Park. Picture: George Koncz

MEMORY: David Clark's wife Judy and Cessnock Rotary Club president Graham Farish at the unveiling of the memorial tree at Poppethead Park. Picture: George Koncz

A newly-planted tree at Kitchener’s Poppethead Park will serve as a lasting tribute to one of Cessnock’s most dedicated Rotarians.

The Rotary Club of Cessnock planted the claret ash tree on May 31 in memory of long-serving member David Clark, who passed away in February, aged 74.

The tree was planted as part of a challenge issued by the club’s governing body, which encouraged Rotary clubs to plant trees in their local area.

Club president Graham Farish said Mr Clark was instrumental in facilitating Cessnock City Council’s agreement to allow the Rotary club to take on restoration of the park, in conjunction with the current committee.

“This is the beginning of the project where hopefully the club can help improve facilities and add equipment  to the park,” Mr Farish said.

“The club is grateful to the council officers who assisted and supported us.

“We also thank Hunter Valley Gardens for donating the beautiful tree. This should eventually be a specimen tree in the park for generations to come.”

SADLY MISSED: David Clark, who was Cessnock's citizen of the year in 2016, passed away in February this year.

SADLY MISSED: David Clark, who was Cessnock's citizen of the year in 2016, passed away in February this year.

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