Well done to OAM re­cip­i­ents

Alpine Observer - - News -

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)

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