Congratulations to our very own Lynne Schickert who had the great honour of being inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame at the recent Nationals.
Janet Naylon reports:
At the AMA Awards Dinner held during the National Championships in Melbourne, Lynne Schickert and Mary Thomas were inducted as the 18th and 19th members of the Hall of Fame – Lynne as the 4th administrator and Mary as the 14th athlete.
Lynne has contributed forty years of service to Masters Athletics at local, regional and world levels as a competitor, official and administrator. A successful athlete in her chosen events, it is in Lynne’s administrative skills that she excels.
Lynne holds and has held many executive positions on behalf of masters athletics – President, Oceania Masters Athletics; Executive Vice President, World Masters Athletics; Oceania Representative to WMA; President, Vice President and life member, Masters Athletics Western Australia and AMA President. She was also a member of the AMA team who successfully bid for the 2016 WMA Championships in Perth, then continued to serve on the Local Organising Committee and as the WMA Liaison Manager.
On behalf of AMA, Lynne was instrumental in the development of the AMA website and on-line entry system; reviewing and updating of governance and constitutional issues; co-editor of the AMA handbook and project manager of AMA history “Age is no Barrier”.
Due to her passion for masters athletics, Lynne has contributed many hours of voluntary unpaid administrative work to ensure Masters athletics in Australia, Oceania region and world-wide is well organised, well promoted and widely recognised by our sporting and general community.