Lyn Gorman, the current President of B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia, has a personal commitment to the project. Her father was a pilot in WWII Liberators serving with No. 24 Squadron.
Before her retirement, Lyn was the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Administration) of Charles Sturt University at Wagga, NSW with a portfolio of diverse university divisions. Lyn was a member of various boards; she worked with personnel in government departments and other organisations; and, she led international negotiations with educational institutions in China, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Malaysia.
After her retirement in 2012, she moved to Bacchus Marsh; to be closer to family members. Once settled in Bacchus Marsh, Lyn visited the Restoration Hangar and she immediately volunteered her services in memory of her father.
Initially the plan was for her to assist the Secretary, but the Treasurer resigned, so Lyn was asked to fill that spot; which she accepted. At the end of 2014 she was elected as our President for 2015.
NB: Our volunteers are really versatile! Yes?
Today – 19th March, 2015 - Lyn:
Ø made preparations for a special display - Conflict and Compassion, the role of Liberators in the repatriation of WWII POWs - to take place on the 16th May, 2015;
Ø contacted a student seeking work experience at the hangar;
Ø consulted with the volunteer who is organising our contribution to the Victorian Collections website;
Ø researched Government Grant opportunities for the Oxford; and,
Ø checked on the progress of tasks other Executive members are working on.
Lyn at work in the really cramped office.
Getting information from John about the latest work on the fuselage.