Honour for volunteer
ELVIE Slack has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Gayndah community.
The presentation was made during the Queen’s Birthday honours.
Mrs Slack has been a pillar of the community with her extraordinary selflessness and passion for volunteering.
“I’m a firm believer that, whilst you do a lot of hard work, you gain more than you give with volunteering,” she said.
“You meet a lot of people, I’ve enjoyed doing it and I get great satisfaction from helping out.
“I have always thought Gayndah has been pretty good to us so you do what you can.
“Over the years I’ve just helped wherever I can, there is always something to be done.”
The list of organisations that Mrs Slack has been a driving force behind is endless.
Since joining the Country Women’s Association in 1959, she has enjoyed challenging herself by working on many new projects to benefit Gayndah.
Mrs Slack is particularly proud of gaining a grant that was used to get the town hall stage renovated.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Elvie Slack was awarded for her services to the Gayndah community through her volunteering activities.