Rodger Wolfe Prize

There is now a special bank account with the name “Rodger Wolfe Prize”, (BSB 034-089, Account number 122068 at Westpac Bank Garden City). There is $3000 in the account at present. The aim which I announced at his recent remembrance service is to enable his name to live on in memory of his very caring but firm training of his Composites Technician Apprentices when this apprenticeship was only new. There are many of these apprentices now working as graduated Technician Tradesmen (yes, there are some ladies in this industry group also), and I am certain that they have fond memories of Rodger Wolfe. The “Rodger Wolfe Achievement Award” will be presented at least annually using interest from the capital of $3,000 (or more if any other donors choose to make a deposit into the account).

Composites trainer update

Regarding the PARTEC Institute Composites Technician Trainer to replace Mark Halford going into semi-retirement, we have highly skilled and internationally experienced Diettmar Heydenrych (, and to assist him and replace Dean Margetts, we now have brother of Dean, Graeme Margetts (, also highly qualified and experienced in marine composites repair and boat production.

Vale Rodger Wolfe

Rodger Wolfe was the first Composites Technician trainer at the PARTEC Composites Training Centre in Brisbane. Rodger was instrumental in getting the first trade apprenticeships up and running at the PARTEC Composites Training Centre at Mt Gravatt. Unfortunately brain cancer was diagnosed last Christmas and he passed away this week. There will be many former student apprentices who trained with him. A celebration of his contribution to the composites technician trade will be held at the Mt Gravatt Crematorium off Mains Road on Tuesday 14th of February 2023, at 2pm.