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Over the years, a number of members have contributed "above and beyond" what could reasonably be expected of a member of an organisation comprised completely of volunteers.

To recognize this, the Committee decided in 2022 to create the category of Life Member. This is purely for recognition purposes - there are no benefits available to any member of Ryerson Index Inc (except the satisfaction of doing a good job!)

Life Members recognised to date are:

Name Comments
2022 Sybil JONES Sybil was our very first indexer, who took on the indexing of the Daily Telegraph on the day we formed the DPS group which subsequently became The Ryerson Index. For over eighteen years, Sybil submitted the daily file of indexing for the Telegraph, until retiring in late 2016, with over 100,000 entries to her name.
2022 Peter KETTLE Peter has been a supremely efficient deputy to the Founder and President for the entire life of Ryerson, firstly in an unofficial capacity, and since incorporation, as Vice President. He managed the incorporation process for Ryerson in 2008, and his retirement from an executive position in 2022 left a very large hole. Fortunately he continues to serve on the committee.

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