Three women named Freemen
THREE Nedlands residents have been officially honoured for their community service by being appointed Freemen of the City of Nedlands.
Ruth Reid, Mary McCall and Sue Morey have committed themselves to community service for most of their lives in volunteering, library services and respiratory medicine nursing.
The three women were named in a formal ceremony at the Adam Armstrong Pavilion this month.
Mayor Max Hipkins said being named a Freeman of the City was the highest honour the City could give to a community member.
“The City is proud to have officially bestowed three new Freemen of the City, bringing the city’s total number of Freemen to six, the maximum number of persons that may hold the honorary title,” he said.
“The awards to Ruth, Mary and Sue as Freemen of the City is recognition by the council of their long standing service to the community. They have all played a significant role in the civic affairs of the City and WA.”
Ms Reid was honoured for more than 20 years of community service as a volunteer to many not-for-profit groups and Ms McCall was named for her dedication to the State Library.
Ms Morey was named for her work as a nurse practitioner in respiratory medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Mary McCall, Sue Morey, Governor Kerry Sanderson, Ruth Reid and Mayor Max Hipkins at the ceremony to appoint the Freemen of the City of Nedlands.