Jack Mulheron died April 26, 2006 age 81. A long term reader of NZ Humanist and in recent years a society member, Jack was a tireless fighter for Secular Education in New Zealand. Jack was a founder, secretary, and principal spokesperson for the Committee for the Defence of Secular Education (CDSE), established in March 1978 to counter the activities of the Churches Education Commission that sought to introduce Christianity into schools using dubious means, and the Integration of Private schools into the state system that was taking funds from state schools and state housing. This organisation, later renamed the Society for the Protection of Public Education, continued until 1991 when Jack at the age of 66 was unable to continue the work. Jack is survived by his wife Soni, children Sarah, Michael, Danny and Johnny, and eight grand children.