“The Beverly White Cup” was presented to the Strut by Bill Beverly and Maurice White in the late seventies. The idea was to give recognition to a member who had made an outstanding contribution to the running or well-being of the strut. One of the first recipients was Dave Websdale for his nine year stint as treasurer. It is not necessarily given to an elected official as they are expected to perform their elected tasks without reward. It is more to show that an ordinary member can make a worthwhile contribution to the strut.
When Maurice and Bill donated the cup, the strut was a bit thin on the ground with members, money and effort. It may seem a modest cup compared to today’s LAA trophies, but you must remember that the idea and donation was by just two members at a thin time.