John Moore was awarded Life Membership of the CBCA(SA) Branch at the 2019 AGM for his services as a committee member over an extended period of time.
John was an active member of the Branch from 1958 until his retirement in 2006 - nearly 50 years. He is still a member. 2019 marks his 60th year of membership.
In his time John has filled the positions of Committee Member, Vice President, President and Treasurer. When the National Executive was based in South Australia, he was a National Committee Member and filled the position of National Treasurer twice.
He also filled the role of archivist for the South Australian Branch, co-authored the history of the South Australian Branch for the book 'The Children's Book Council in Australia 1945-1980', and for a number of years ordered and posted out Book Week merchandise to schools, individuals and libraries.
John was one of those committee members who quietly supported the work, role and success of the CBCA in South Australia.
His daughter and granddaughter accepted the award on his behalf.