Bob was a colourful member of the NSW Branch committee and one of the organisers of the Seventh International Coal Preparation Congress held in Sydney in 1976. His service is listed below:
- 6 years on the Committee – 19971-72 until 1976-77
- 3 years as Chairman – 19971-72 to 1973-74
- National Organising Committee for 1976 Seventh International Coal Preparation Congress
Bob Booth emigrated from England to Australia in the mid 1960s and joined Clutha Coal as Chief Coal preparation Engineer.