Each year the at the Cairns City Kennel Club’s Annual General Meeting, one member is selected for the award of Life Membership. This award is in recognition of the individual members dedication to the club through their work, contribution, active participation and upholding of the Club’s core values.

2023 recipient: Mr Wayne Smith

Wayne has been a member club for over 15 years. He actively competes in Dog Sports and has also exhibited at dog shows. He’s a regular volunteer at working bees and other club activities and is a dedicated obedience instructor, rarely missing a class on Tuesday nights. In recent years Wayne has also taken on the role of Maintenance.

Previous Recipients

The following members, listed in alphabetical order, are awarded Life Membership of the Cairns City Kennel Club.

Mrs Margorie Adkins
Mr C Archibald *
Mr M Barrett *
Miss L Bennett *
Mr Glenn Best
Mrs Kelsey Court
Mr Walter Crow *
Mr A Denny *
Mr Brad Disney
Mr C Farrant
Mrs K Farrant
Mrs Kerry Frame
Miss Belinda Halliwell
Miss Lesley Halliwell
Mrs Linda Halliwell +
Mr J Hook *
Mrs I Hook *
Mr Ley James +
Mrs Pat James
Mrs N McKauge *
Mr Gordon Mayne
Mr Jim Meade
Mr Mark Mills
Mr G Neil *
Mrs E Neil *
Mr K Owens *
Mrs L Owens *
Mrs L Petersen
Mrs L Sammons *
Mr P Saunders
Mr D Sinclair *
Mr W Smith
Mrs J Taylor *
Mrs Michelle Thorley
Mr A Townson
Mr K Vandine *
Mrs N Weare
Mrs Jean Wilkinson
Ms Patricia Williams
Mrs Andrea Wohlhuter

* Deceased
+ Life member of Dogs Queensland