At the Annual General Meeting held on 12th July 1971, Life Membership of the Club was conferred on Mr. Desmond Edward Smith, in recognition of his services to the Club over many years.
He has been a member of the Club Executive since the 1961/62 year. He had been very useful in schoolboy cricket coaching in earlier years and rendered yeoman service in his present capacity as Chairman of the Grounds' Sub-Committee.
Des joined the Toombul-Sandgate District Cricket Club in the 1958/59 season and won the B Grade batting average. He played one A Grade match in the 1961/62 season for the Club but most of his cricket was played in B and C Grades in which he captained sides. In Reserve, B and C Grades, he scored 3544 runs and took 125 wickets at 18.7. His cricket prowess has not diminished as evidenced by his remarkable bowling average of 10.47 for B Grade this season and which earned him 6th place in the Q.C.A. averages.