By Andy Young
The Australian Hotels Association NSW has this week welcomed two new life members.
Jenny Farrell of the Schwartz Hotel Group and Rob Broomham of the Court House Hotel, Gunnedah were presented with their membership pins by AHA NSW president Scott Leach and senior vice president Lyn Humphreys.
Farrell, who has run the Cauliflower Hotel in Alexandria and Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills (where she developed one of the state’s first on-site breweries), as well as country venues, said the membership was a "wonderful accolade from a wonderful company."
She added: "It is an absolute honour. I’ve had a wonderful time with the AHA and have made some incredible lifelong friends. It has been fantastic and I hope the ride continues."
Broomham became involved with the industry 35 years ago and has run venues in Forbes, Tamworth, Ballina and Gunnedah, where he can now be found behind the bar at the Court House Hotel.
"I am really proud to be recognised by my peers," Broomham said.
"It is great honour to be here. I look around today at all the legends of the industry and count myself lucky to have been able to work with some of them.
"The quality of the hoteliers here makes me very humble to part of it today. It has been a privilege to part of the AHA family and I thank you all."
The life membership is the highest accolade the AHA NSW can offer a member.