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Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER | AUSTRALIA DAY RECOGNITION -

Bruns­wick Junc­tion Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year- Lor­raine Stone

DECADES of ser­vice to the safety and health of the com­mu­nity were recog­nised at the Bruns­wick Aus­tralia Day ser­vices with Lor­raine Stone awarded the Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year.

Born and bred in Bruns­wick, Mrs Stone was ed­u­cated at Bruns­wick State School be­fore at­tend­ing high school in Bun­bury.

In 1981, Mrs Stone joined the Bruns­wick St John Am­bu­lance sub-cen­tre and in 1984 took up the post of trea­surer, one she holds to this day.

She was awarded a life mem­ber­ship by the sub-cen­tre in 2005 for her years of ded­i­ca­tion and con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mit­tee’s fi­nances.

Mrs Stone was also recog­nised for her ef­forts in up­grad­ing the equip­ment and the sub-cen­tre it­self.

As the cen­tre grew with the ad­di­tion of another am­bu­lance, Mrs Stone was again in­dis­pens­able in the pur­chase of equip­ment and train­ing new vol­un­teers.

In 2007 she was hon­oured by St John Am­bu­lance, be­ing named to the Or­der of St John of Jerusalem as a Serv­ing Sis­ter at Govern­ment House in Perth.

Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award for 25 years and overMa­ree El­lis

IR­RE­PLACE­ABLE to the run­ning of the War­rona Show for many years, Ma­ree El­lis was one of two peo­ple awarded the Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Com­mu­nity Ser­vice award for 25 Years and Over.

Mrs El­lis has been in­volved in the Waroona Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety for more than 10 years, in­clud­ing as pres­i­dent since 2016, se­nior and ju­nior vice pres­i­dent, fea­tures co­or­di­na­tor, grants co­or­di­na­tor and sec­tion stew­ard and is a life mem­ber.

Mrs El­lis has also been a mem­ber of the Waroona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety for 10 years, dur­ing which she held the roles of pres­i­dent, sec­re­tary and trea­surer.

She has also played a key role in or­gan­is­ing re­u­nions for North Drakes­brook, Waroona and Hamel.

Mrs El­lis was also heav­ily in­volved in the early years of the Waroona Play­group.

Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award for 25 years and overMike LeRoy

AN ac­tive mem­ber of the Waroona com­mu­nity for more than 50 years, Mike LeRoy has been an in­te­gral part of the sport­ing com­mu­nity for which he was the se­cond awarded the Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award for 25 Years and Over.

Mr LeRoy has played a key role in many clubs in­clud­ing as pres­i­dent of the Waroona Ju­nior Foot­ball Club, vice pres­i­dent of the Peel Ju­nior Foot­ball Club, and a coach for both the Waroona Foot­ball Club and Waroona Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mr LeRoy was also made a life mem­ber of the Waroona Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion.

He has also been an ac­tive mem­ber of the Waroona Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety in­clud­ing as chief stew­ard of the show’s hor­ti­cul­tural sec­tion and a mem­ber of the Waroona Men’s Shed ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

Ci­ti­zen of the Year- Lynda LeRoy

AN un­wa­ver­ing con­trib­u­tor to the com­mu­nity’s youth, Lynda LeRoy was awarded the Ci­ti­zen of the Year award on Aus­tralia Day.

Mrs LeRoy has been a mem­ber of the Waroona Girl Guides for more than 50 years af­ter join­ing in 1962 and be­com­ing a leader in 1968 and con­tin­u­ing to­day.

Mrs LeRoy has also been an in­te­gral vol­un­teer with the Waroona Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion, in­clud­ing be­ing named a life mem­ber, pres­i­dent, sec­re­tary, trea­surer, coach and um­pire.

Mrs LeRoy has also been in­volved in the Waroona Boy Scouts, the St Joseph’s Pri­mary Par­ents and Friends As­so­ci­a­tion and the Waroona Bal­let Group.

As well as the com­mu­nity’s youth, she has been in­volved with Waroona St John Am­bu­lance, the Waroona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and was a stew­ard in the hor­ti­cul­tural sec­tion of the Waroona Show for many years.

Award for Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship- FRAGYLE

FRIENDS of the Ram­sar Ac­tion Group for the Yal­go­rup Lakes En­vi­ron­ment are longserv­ing de­fend­ers of the shire’s unique coastal wet­lands.

FRAGYLE was recog­nised with the 2018 Award for Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship.

The group was in­au­gu­rated in 2006 when two de­vel­op­ers put for­ward a pro­posal for 7500 houses north and south of Pre­ston Beach.

First meet­ing in June of that year, the group spent years lob­by­ing the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity, the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and the of­fice of the Premier.

The group was fi­nally suc­cess­ful when the de­vel­op­ers backed out of the project.

FRAGYLE has been an in­te­gral part of the Pre­ston Beach Dunes Restora­tion Project and pe­ti­tioned for the of­fi­cial dec­la­ra­tion of the lakes as a Na­tional Park.

Lor­raine Stone thanks Bruns­wick Lions pres­i­dent Murray Pig­got for her award for Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year.

Mike LeRoy ac­cepts his award for Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Award in the 25 Years and Over cat­e­gory.

Ma­ree El­lis ac­cepts her Shire of Waroona Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Award in the 25 Years and Over cat­e­gory.

Lynda LeRoy ac­cepts the award for Ci­ti­zen of the Year.

Friends of the Ram­sar Ac­tion Group for the Yal­go­rup Lakes En­vi­ron­ment pres­i­dent Hi­lary Wheater ac­cepts the award for Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship on be­half of the group.

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