PP John Bett PHF Tribute Evening
John Bett tributes: Remembering John as a friend, neighbour and Rotarian:
 Friend Meryl Diprose spoke of John’s early years. Meryl’s family (nee Tull) and the Bett family shared a love of horses over many years. A characteristic trait of John dur-ing his formative years was that he always put his hand up to help out. He was very active along with Beth and Graeme Broadbent in establishing the Yea Pony Club and the running of the Yea Agricultural and Pastoral Show.Meryl remembered John as al-ways giving 100% to everything that he took on.

 Gary Fitzgerald reflected that John was a fantastic neighbour who was always there to assist. With John’s passing he lost a good friend, neighbour and Rotarian

 Jake Van Dorssen and Graeme Broadbent spoke of John’s love of tent pegging, start-ing up the Alexandra and Yea TP team which eventually rose through the ranks to win at the Royal Melb Show- including one year when John was adjudged the Champion Tent Pegger.

Les Hall, Gary F., and Peter Tull encouraged John to accompany them to Raglan in Queensland for a beef expo. Les shared some of the happy memories from that trip in 2018. Les paid tribute to past Rotarians David Evans, David Long, Ruth Konig and John who all made significant contributions to the Yea community and Rotary.

Dick D was a very proud President when John was inducted into the Club.

Rohan, on behalf of himself and brother Lloyd thanked the Club and all those who spoke so fittingly of John. Rohan noted that John very much modelled himself on his father and grandfather, particularly their drive and willingness. Rotary was a platform for John to give back to the community.

John Sinclair concluded by remarking that the Sinclairs and the Betts became close friends and neighbours. John was twice President and a man never forgotten in  Rotary.
A lovely photo tribute of John compiled by Ian Lynch from photos taken by Ken and Glenda was also shown.
Meryl Diprose           
Lloyd and Rohan Bett
Graeme Broadbent and Keith Diprose
Lloyd Bett and Clare SinclairJohn and Marj angeover 2018at Ch           John and Jean Bett 2009