Roy G. Wilkins

Life Membership Awarded - 1927/1928

Roy was born in St. Kilda in July 1889 and the family moved to Ringwood when he was about 7 years old. At Ringwood he attended Ringwood State School. In 1911 Roy married local girl Mabel Blood, a dressmaker, and they went on to have 4 sons and 2 daughters. Roy was a builder who lived in Ringwood Street, Ringwood. During the depression, he moved into poultry farming to supplement any building income he could earn.

Roy played at Ringwood Central Cricket Club which was later to become the Ringwood Cricket Club. He was a batsman and his 4 sons all played for Ringwood C. C. over the years. He is a Life Member of the Ringwood Cricket Club.

Roy played an important role in the formation of the RDCA in 1920 and he was the inaugural Secretary and Treasurer of the Association, serving in both positions for 5 years. In recognition of his fine service he was appointed as one of the two original Life Members of the Association in 1927/28.

Roy also served as a Councillor for the Shire of Ringwood, being elected to the inaugural Council when Ringwood separated from the Shire of Lilydale in 1924. (Another RDCA Life Member, A. T .Miles, was also elected to the first Council of the Borough of Ringwood.)

Roy died in September 1957 aged 68 and was the uncle of another Association Life Member in W.R. (Bill) Wilkins.

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