Life Members

As you would expect for a Theatre Company to continue for over fifty years, there have been many dedicated volunteers. The following people have been recognised over that time for their dedication and efforts by being made Life Members.
This page is in honour to that work and if you have any information to add, then please email

  • Max Bowden
    Max has been associated with Galleon Theatre Group for over 25 years. During that time he has been involved with lighting, front of house, box office, treasurer, set design and construction, acting and stage manager.
    He is still assisting with the sets, and front of house.
    • The best set he worked on: Casablanket - making a window scene of Bagdad out of foam
    • Funniest on stage memory: Betty died on stage, lights went down, and husband Stan did not pull the curtains. Stan yelled out "Stay dead Betty".
    • Problems remembered: Power down and blocked toilets but the shows went on.
    • Main new skill: He learnt to drink champagne.
    • Comments: It is lots of fun, particularly the after show parties that were held in "the shed".
  • John Bowey (deceased)
    John was one of the founder members of the Galleon Theatre group, and was a member from 1968 - 1979.
    to read about John's experiences and memories from 1967 to 1977 refer to The Early Years
  • Andrew Clark
    Andrew was awarded this at the 2012 AGM.
    He has been involved with Galleon since 2003 and has had his hand in the majority of the roles available including acting, directing and front of house duties. He has been the Treasurer since 2003.
  • Kym Clayton
    Kym was awarded this at the 2009 AGM.
    He has been involved with Galleon since 1999 and has had his hand in the majority of the roles available including acting and directing. He is currently the President.
  • Bob Dicker
  • Margaret Dixon
    to read about Margaret's experiences and memories from 1978 to 2001 refer to The Middle Years
  • Erica Dicker
  • Betty Fairfield
  • Stan Fairfield
  • John Fitzpatrick (deceased)
  • Kevin Hodgson (deceased)
    Roped into Galleon when he was mayor of Marion in the 1980s, Kevin was a strong supportor and actor for Galleon. It is with sadness that we acknowlege his passing in Febrary 2020.
  • Gene Prigent (deceased)
  • Sean Smith
    Sean was awarded this at the 2019 AGM.
  • Joy Whellum
    Joy was awarded this at the 2019 AGM.
    Joy started with Galleon in 2006, and has been involved with every show since then. She joined the committee in 2007 and has served ever since. She has been involved with front of house management, the Galleon web site, stage management, bookings and ticketing and worked backstage.
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