A Eulogy delivered at by the CREST Executive at a wake to honour Bill Payne
Since the creation of CREST in 1976 by Bill, the organisation has seen many changes.
The initial aim of providing a Monitoring Service to assist travellers and others in times of emergency saw the organisation spread across the country.
As technology moved on and the Mobile Phone became more affordable, this monitoring service provided by CREST appeared to have outlived its usefulness.
While still providing this monitoring in some areas, CREST finds that the emphasis is now on Safety Communications for organised sporting events.
CREST Members in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland regularly turn out to assist Marathon Runs, Triathlons, Adventure races and a myriad of other events.
This is a legacy of Bill.
By Des Cottle (NSW 1)
CREST NSW Inc