Vale Lyn Wild, Honorary Life Member
CLANT mourns the passing of our much loved Lyn Wild, Honorary Life Member.
For almost 30 years, Lyn was the principal organiser, promoter, administrator, trouble shooter and much-loved mum of the Bali conference.
It is hard to imagine our CLANT conference without Lyn’s welcoming smile, patient guidance and indefatigable direction.
In 2015 Lyn was made an Honorary Life Member of CLANT and to date she remains the only such appointment of the Association. At that time Lyn had already been diagnosed with breast cancer and commenced treatment, but she continued her role as conference organiser, ably supported and assisted by Dee Berkley, in 2017 and 2019. Unfortunately last week, after a long and brave fight, our dear friend passed away.
It is hard to imagine our CLANT conference without Lyn’s welcoming smile, patient guidance and indefatigable direction. We have relied on her to wrangle everyone from over-excited guests and overbearing dignitaries to over-zealous officials. We have leant on and at times cried on Lyn’s broad shoulders. Whatever the future holds for the Bali conference, its past is inextricably linked to the extraordinary contribution of Lyn Wild.
Our hearts go out to all the Wild family, especially our fellow CLANT stalwarts Rex, Beth and Matt.