BLAZEAID COMMITTEE – 2019/2020

PRESIDENT Kevin Butler  Kilmore East   VIC   0418 530 471
VICE PRESIDENT Christine Male Toongabbie  0418 745 994
SECRETARY Rhonda Butler Kilmore East   VIC   0417 552 116
TREASURER Dennis Livingston Caroline Springs VIC 0409 212 267
COMMITTEE MEMBERS    
Justine Aitken   Rob Aitken  
John Anderson   John Male  
Helene Livingston   Shane Stafford  
Bob Fenwick   Jeanette Fenwick  
Brad Porter   Jill Porter  
       
       
 

Kevin Butler (President)

Grew up on his parent’s farm at Kilmore East and educated at Assumption college Kilmore Played football and tennis for both and graduated with a Dip Ed from Bendigo Teachers College Married Rhonda in 1976 Taught in Primary schools in the Kilmore area for 23 years before going full time farming ( fine wool & prime lambs) and a transport business in 2000 at their Kilmore East property Cofounded BlazeAid with Rhonda after the Feb 2009 Black Saturday fires and has been President since


 

Rhonda Butler (Secretary)

Grew up in Buninyong and educated at Loretto College Ballarat Trained in Secretarial studies and worked in a Solicitors office Played tennis and netball as the kids grew up Married to Kevin for 42 years and lives and farms at Kilmore East Have 4 children and 5 grandchildren together.
Co founded Blazeaid with
Husband Kevin from their Kilmore East wool shed in 2009, a founding Committee member and currently BlazeAid Secretary.

 

Dennis Livingston (Treasurer)

Born Tasmania 1938, a retired army communications officer and yachting sports administrator, race official and judge, married to Helene 1960.

Lives in Melbourne and volunteers time for BlazeAid public relations, and “back office” assistance.

A volunteer since 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Helene Livingston  (Committee Member)

Married Dennis in 1960. Now a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We live in Melbourne. I began volunteering with Blazeaid early in 2009 and have since assisted in administration support.

 

 

Bob & Jeanette Fenwick (Committee Members)

Bob & Jeanette Fenwick both grew up and did their schooling at Mendooran NSW. Growing up on the land with community minded families has seen us continue on in the same way in supporting our local community.  Moved to Coonabarabran in 1974 where our family became involved in local community groups, these being Pony Club, Scout Movement, and PAI & H Assoc.  We have both been involved over the years, Bob holding the position of President over 3 terms totalling 12 yrs, Jeanette, Senior Instructor for 8 years & Secretary for 9yrs with the Pony Club. We were awarded Life Membership of this organization in 1985-6.

Scout movement, Jeanette was President for 2 years, Cub leader 6 years and Venturer Leader 4 years

 PAI & H Association, Jeanette 5 Years as President, and now Secretary in my 8th Year, Group 12 Shows Treasurer 3years, delegate 5 years and ASC of NSW Director 2yrs [cont.] &  Bob 2nd year as President.  Awarded Life membership of this organization in 2002

Both have been involved with Blazeaid since 2009, and hope to be able to support disaster victims in the future as we have both experienced this with the loss of our own home, stock and goods in the 2013 Wambelong fire at Coonabarabran.