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.