HM Leisure PlanninG SERVICES


Diploma of Management - Recreation Planning

(archived from the website of HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd)

Mark Taylor accepting award from Werner and Lillian Kerber

Class of 2010 - Award winner Bonnie McGee centre

Class of 2010 in Williamstown Victoria

From the report in Australian Leisure Management Website December 2012

“Bonnie McGee, Recreation Officer at Meander Valley Council in northern Tasmania and Mark Taylor (above), the Manager of Community & Recreation Services, Ku-ring-gai Council have shared the first Linton Kerber Memorial Award.

Presented to the top students in the Diploma of Management (Recreation Planning) course jointly offered by HM Leisure Planning and the National Business Institute of Australia, the awards were bestowed at a recent event in Melbourne.

The award was established by HM Leisure Planning in memory of Linton Kerber, a regional consultant with Sport and Recreation Tasmania who was instrumental in establishing the training course. Linton fell ill while on a Churchill Scholarship in North America and passed away three years ago.

HM Leisure Planning Managing Director Dr Ken Marriott explained that the Diploma course would not have existed were it not for the efforts of Linton Kerber and his colleague Nic Deka, stating " it is fitting to name the award for the top student after him. "Significantly, when the course was first run, Linton was the top student in the group."

Dr Marriott said that the award was further recognition of Linton's contribution to the profession, adding that Sport and Recreation Tasmania had instituted a scholarship in memory of Linton and that a number students had used it to undertake the Diploma course.

The awards to McGee and Taylor were presented by Linton Kerber's parents, Werner and Lillian Kerber.

Also attending the event were Peter Drapac, Managing Director of the National Business Institute of Australia, other past and present students and recreation planning luminary, Rob Ewart, one of Australia's first municipal recreation officers, who expressed concern about the loss of the passion of the early 1970s and focus on 'process' ahead of the big social issues of the day.”


Linton Kerber Award Night - October 2012

Course Award Night MARCH