AS A stalwart of the Clarence River Fisherman's Co-operative (CRFC) board for nearly three decades George Baker has seen many people come and go.
Yesterday it was his turn, as he retired from the board of which he has been an integral part since he was first elected 26 years ago.
In that time Mr Baker held the chairman's position for 13 years, as well as two short stints as general manager.
At yesterday's CRFC AGM, which also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the formation of the CRFC, Mr Baker was farewelled and thanked for his service to the Co-op.
He said he was honoured to have served and was humbled by the send-off he received.
"After 26 years it is a little emotional," he said.
"This hasn't been an easy decision and I will miss it, but I'm fairly sure I've made the right decision. I wish the Co-op every success for the future."
? Adrian Miller