Tributes were paid to Eddie Biccochi when he bid farewell at a recent meeting of the Middleton Trust in Ellon’s Royal British Legion.
Mr Biccochi was a founder member when the Trust was set up in 1990.
He has decided to call it a day in order to spend more time on his favourite pastimes of painting and wood carving.
In order to reward him for his services to the Trust, Mr Biccochi was presented with an engraved quaich.
Trustees said he would be greatly missed and thanked him for his support over the years and wished him well with his hobbies.
If anyone from a footballing background would be interested in joining the Trust as a replacement for Mr Biccochi, they can contact either Bill Cowsell 01358 721681 or Ean Mackie 01224 633706 expressing an interest.