Lo­cals hon­oured

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

Three Goul­burn Val­ley res­i­dents have been recog­nised in this year’s Aus­tralia Day Awards, each re­ceiv­ing the Or­der of Aus­tralia (OAM) medal. They are: Charles Cle­mens Fur­phy (Corop) — For ser­vice to health care, and to the com­mu­nity of the Goul­burn Val­ley.

Deputy chair Vic­to­rian Health­care As­so­ci­a­tion since 2008, ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber since 2008, pol­icy com­mit­tee mem­ber since 2011, in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tor since 2011, Re­gional Heath Ser­vice board mem­ber 2007-2011.

Goul­burn Val­ley Medi­care Lo­cal board of direc­tors mem­ber.

Goul­burn Val­ley Health chair­man 2001-2011, di­rec­tor 1996-2011, life gov­er­nor.

Waranga Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal for­mer board mem­ber, 50th An­niver­sary Com­mit­tee 2011 chair­man.

Goul­burn Val­ley Health Waranga Cam­pus ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee chair­man.

Waranga Aged Care Hos­tel Inc for­mer chair­man, fundrais­ing com­mit­tee chair­man.

Corop Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group pres­i­dent since 2006, mem­ber since 2003.

Go­barup Play­ers founder and pres­i­dent since 1986.

Echuca Mu­si­cal The­atre Company mem­ber since 1995, Life Mem­ber. Col­binab­bin Cho­ris­ters cur­rent mem­ber. Col­binab­bin Com­mu­nity Choir found­ing mem­ber.

Parish Coun­cil Waranga Parish Unit­ing Church Parish Coun­cil chair­per­son since 2012, for­mer sec­re­tary.

Col­binab­bin Pri­mary School Coun­cil sec­re­tary 1985-1990.

Lau­rence John Glee­son (Shep­par­ton)— For ser­vice to the com­mu­nity of the Goul­burn Val­ley.

City of Greater Shep­par­ton Au­dit and Risk Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee mem­ber since 2001.

Goul­burn Val­ley Re­gional Li­brary Cor­po­ra­tion Board mem­ber 2010-2014.

In­de­pen­dent chair Au­dit and Risk Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee, Com­mu­nity Chef P/L 2008-2012.

In­de­pen­dent chair Au­dit and Risk Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee, Re­gional Kitchen P/L, 2008-2012.

Shep­par­ton Big­gest Ever Blokes Lunch, Prostate Can­cer Foun­da­tion of Aus­tralia found­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber since 2009.

Cam­paigned for prostate can­cer drug Zytiga to be in­cluded on the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ben­e­fits Scheme; this oc­curred in July 2013.

Shep­par­ton-East Ti­mor As­sis­tance Group mem­ber.

Goul­burn Val­ley Re­gion Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion man­ag­ing di­rec­tor 2007-2008.

Goul­burn Val­ley Re­gion Wa­ter Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer 1994-2007.

Shep­par­ton Re­gional Wa­ter Board gen­eral man­ager 1984-1994.

Shep­par­ton Ur­ban Wa­ter­works Trust sec­re­tary 1980-1984.

In­sti­tute of Wa­ter Ad­min­is­tra­tion pres­i­dent 1987-1988 and 1997-1998; trea­surer 1984-1985 and 1985-1986; ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil mem­ber 1982-2008; honorary Life Mem­ber since 2008.

Wa­ter Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia nonex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor 2007.

Jean Frances Miles (Kialla Lakes) — For ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly through the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion of Vic­to­ria state judge hand­i­craft and home in­dus­tries since 2001; hor­ti­cul­tural and agri­cul­tural shows re­gional judge since 1983; State Hand­i­craft and Home In­dus­tries Com­mit­tee mem­ber 2002-2003; Mooroopna Branch pres­i­dent 1999 also sec­re­tary. Coun­try Women's As­so­ci­a­tion Pot­ters Branch foun­da­tion pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary 2004; mem­ber 50 years.

Kyabram Ro­tary Anns Pres­i­dent 1993-1994; Ko­rum­burra Ro­tary Anns pres­i­dent 1986-1987; Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship re­cip­i­ent 2006.

Royal Hor­ti­cul­ture So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria Judge since 1983.

Ko­rum­burra Hor­ti­cul­ture So­ci­ety pres­i­dent; found­ing sec­re­tary.

Kyabram Gar­den Club Foun­da­tion sec­re­tary, also pres­i­dent.

Mel­bourne City Coun­cil 2004 Eat­ing the City in­vited cook. 200 and Over Club sec­re­tary 11 years. Vic­to­rian Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture dis­cus­sion groups mem­ber 30 years and con­tact sec­re­tary 30 years.

State Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion Cre­ative Arts Cook­ing Com­mit­tee foun­da­tion mem­ber 2013-2015.

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