Our quiet achievers

Some of this year’s award winners

A NUMBER of the Derwent Valley’s quiet achievers were acknowledged on Australia Day with awards recognising their contribution to the community. Mayor Martyn Evans presented certificates of appreciation to:

Barbara Morley, secretary of the Magra CWA for 18 years and a member of the Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre Committee. Previously involved with the New Norfolk Licenced Anglers Association and indoor bowls.

Stacey Dolliver, fitness and life coach and dance instructor who has been an active fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Barry Adlard, member of a variety of community groups including the Lions Club of New Norfolk for 17 years; New Norfolk Rowing Club for more than 20 years including for years as president and being awarded life membership; New Norfolk Visitor Information Centre volunteer for nine years; and the Australia Day Committee.

Richard Lang, founding member of the Derwent Valley Community House and a management committee member for the last eight years; also a supporter of community radio, Friends of Frescati and the Willow Court Working Group.

Susan Farley, active member of the Molesworth community and a member of the Molesworth hall and reserve committees for 10 years. A volunteer at the New Norfolk “Vinnies” shop and a past committee member of the New Norfolk Hockey Club, as well as a supporter of the Masonic Lodge, Molesworth school and the girl guides.

Colleen Graham, long-time supporter and fundraiser for Molesworth Primary School, Lachlan Playgroup, Lachlan Community Hall, Magra CWA, Lachlan Fire Brigade, New Norfolk Hospital Auxiliary, Corumbene, Cancer Council and more. 

Owen Cashion, volunteer at Corumbene Nursing Home for 18 years and initator of the Corumbene Garden Group. A retired member of the New Norfolk golf and bowls clubs who also spent many years assisting junior football.

Lynne Graham, volunteer ambulance officer in Maydena, president and secretary of the Maydena Community Association, craft group co-ordinator, online access centre volunteer and volunteer co-ordinator of the Maydena swimming pool.

David Gleeson, founding member of the Lachlan Fire Brigade 27 years ago and brigade chief since 1997. An active volunteer in thee Lachlan community for more than 50 years and a member of the Lachlan Reserve Committee and Lachlan Community Hall Committee.

Kevin Hardwick, founding member of the Magra Fire Brigade 42 years ago and brigade chief from 1978-2010. Also Lower Derwent Group Officer until 2005, member of the Derwent Fire Management Committee and co-ordinator of junior and cadet fire fighters.

The following recipients were unable to attend Wednesday’s presentations and received their certificates afterwards:

Ian Lacey, founding member of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee and primary organiser of the successful entry in Tasmanian Tidy Towns Award. Has also taken an interest in weeding and planting along the Lachlan River and removing graffiti in New Norfolk. (Presented by Councillor Damian Bester at Bushy Park later on Wednesday afternoon)

Geoff Williams, tireless worker for the Maydena community who has held senior positions on the Maydena Community Association, supervised Work for the Dole programs in the Derwent Valley, co-ordinated the Maydena Online Access Centre, produced fundraising DVDs and managed the daily operations of the Railtrack Rider. (This award presented at Maydena today by deputy mayor Craig Farrell)

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