Well done to OAM recipients
I WOULD like to congratulate all the recipients of the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, especially those who live within Indi.
Wangaratta woman Margaret Brickhill’s unfailing support of the local performing arts scene, Tom O’Toole’s service to the bakery industry and Beechworth community, and Helen L’Huillier’s championing of cross country skiing from Mt Beauty have helped shape the communities we live in.
In Wodonga, Brendon Collins’ contributions to the building and construction industry, and Rodney Wangman’s efforts with 2Cool4School and disability services have been instrumental in developing those sectors.
The Honour a Woman Campaign aims to increase the number of women who receive Australian Honours to 50 per cent by 2022 and it was heartening to see a greater number of women than men were honoured nationally this year.
I know there are so many good men and women in Indi deserving recognition. I encourage community leaders, volunteers and local groups and clubs to visit the Honour a Woman Facebook page or the Governor General’s website and start the nomination process for a deserving person. Cathy McGowan ( MHR, Indi)