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The Rock-itt : July 2010
In this month's 'Our Beaches People' we are going to take a look at one of our local business men, Stephen Goldring, owner of well known Cash Traders in Pittwater Road, Dee Why. Steve is a Rotary member and a host of other beneficial organisations. Stephen has been opening his doors daily to the people of the Northern Beaches for almost twenty years and has built his business into a thriving buy and sell store and loans office, which over the span of time has employed more than a hundred of our young Beaches people. Stephen was born in Victoria in 1947 and came to the North Shore as a child with his parents. He has lived here for more than sixty years. He first operated his store under the Cash Converters franchise but decided to go it alone and changed the name to Cashtraders. Stephen and wife, Jenny have been married for 36 years and have three children, daughter Stefany and sons David and James. All children were good sports people with James playing first grade Rugby Union for Gordon, which is a sport that Steve holds close to his heart and has been associated with most of his life. Some of the highlights of Stephen's sporting life have been as a senior player for Lindfield, playing over 170 games for the club and coaching the Gordon junior representative sides. However, Rugby Union is not the only sporting love for Stephen. He is also a long time member of Long Reef Surf Club and was a team member when the club became the first Australian Surf Club to tour the Islands of New Zealand. Another of Stephen's achievements has been his work with Rotary for over 30 years. He was awarded the 'Paul Harris Award' for his outstanding work. Over the last 15 years Stephen has worked with the Cromehurst Special School for severely handicapped children. When I first sat down with Stephen to talk of his life and what he had done, he commented that he didn't think that people would be interested in reading about him. But by the end of our conversation it became apparent that he has made a significant contribution to our community. Stephen has employed dozens of our young people in his business, helped handicapped children, and contributed to our sporting associations. Stephen is another member of our community who selflessly gives of himself for others, making our wonderful Northern Beaches a better place to live. Onya, Stephen Goldring, you are truly an inspiration by contributing so much to our community!