Proud Lion re­ceives top award

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

FRANK Dai­ley and Pam Boyes re­ceived McIvor Com­mu­nity Awards at this year’s Heathcote Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

Mr Dai­ley has been an ac­tive Lions Club mem­ber for many years and was in­stru­men­tal in form­ing the Parkerville and District Lions Club in Western Aus­tralia in 1988.

Al­though born in Port Fairy, Vic­to­ria, he was lured to Western Aus­tralia in 1976 by the prom­ise of warmer weather.

He worked as a land­scape gar­dener in Perth and then for Ham­mer­s­ley Iron in the Pil­bara re­gion.

Along with his wife Dianne, he moved to Heathcote in 2007 and trans­ferred to the Heathcote Lions Club.

He has served two terms as pres­i­dent while work­ing full time for Heathcote Health and is cur­rently the pres­i­dent of the Heathcote Lions Es­tate.

He helped with the land­scap­ing of the Heathcote skate park and has been in­volved with many other com­mu­nity events, in­clud­ing the an­nual carols in the park.

Mr Dai­ley said get­ting the award was a shock.

“I’d be much more com­fort­able up the back,” he said.

Pam Boyes be­gan work at Heathcote Hos­pi­tal in 1986 af­ter she and her fam­ily moved to the town the pre­vi­ous year.

She was in­stru­men­tal in the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of poli­cies and pro­ce­dures and played a piv­otal role in the hospi­tals an­nual ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

Her work as a charge nurse and an in­fec­tion con­trol nurse was just one of many jobs that gar­nered re­spect from staff and pa­tients alike.

She de­vel­oped a close rap­port with pa­tients and made home vis­its to keep in touch with them af­ter dis­charge.

Af­ter her re­tire­ment from the hos­pi­tal in 2006 in she worked at McIvor Med­i­cal Cen­tre un­til 2009.

Af­ter this she be­came in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­mote com­mu­nity well­be­ing, in­clud­ing Com­mu­nity Con­nect and Heathcote Com­mu­nity Ca­pac­ity Builders.

Mrs Boyes said she was very proud have been nom­i­nated and to have won the award.

“I’m proud to be part of a com­mu­nity that has so many amaz­ing and won­der­ful peo­ple who do so many things,” she said.

The Heart­beat singers lead a rous­ing ren­di­tion of “Ad­vance Aus­tralia Fair”

Frank Dai­ley and Pam Boyes re­ceived McIvor Com­mu­nity Awards at Heath­cotes Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

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