KATHLEEN HORROCKS TRIBUTE
All at the Club were saddened to hear that the long time member and supporter of the RCC, Kathleen Horrocks, had sadly passed away this week at the age of 87. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her grandchildren Shaun and Rachel along with her six great grandchildren. Sadly Kathleen lost her husband Arnold and son Peter 4 years ago.
Kathleen was one of our long standing members having first joined the Club in the 1960s when Arnold played for the Tradesmen. Peter went on to play for RCC in the 1980s. Kathleen has had many roles at the Club starting as Secretary to the Social Committee, organising events and celebrations. She was instrumental in organising the New Years Eve dance, which at the time had to held at the Civic Hall to fit everyone it. It was a sell out every year.
She went on to set up and run the Ladies Committee that did so much to support the Club, encourage others to get involved and make sure that on match days everyone was well catered for with food and beverages. There will a few who will recall how well she organised the tea room and made sure everyone knew what needed to be done. The Ladies committee also raised much needed funds for the Club with events such as Craft Fairs, sherry mornings and the annual pre-season buffet lunch.
Kathleen also made sure that each year our professional was set up properly in their accomodation and had a warm welcome. She was often found organising furniture and making sure there was a well stocked kitchen in time for their arrival each Spring.
Kathleen was the first women to be made a life member in 1982 in recognition of her services to the Club. She was very proud to receive that honour and she later became the first women to be appointed as President of the Club in 2003. She did not see that appointment just as an honorary award, she continued to be active in supporting all aspects of the Club. She continued to support the club in may ways until recently when her ill-health meant she was not able to get to the Club as often.
Kathleen made a lifetime commitment to the Club but she did not see it as a chore, she loved being involved and was very proud of her lifetime membership award and her appointment as President.
Kathleen will be missed by us all.