Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

A STAL­WART of Bel­mont’s sis­ter city ar­range­ment with Ja­pan has been con­ferred the Or­der of the Ris­ing Sun, Gold Sil­ver Rays by the Ja­pa­nese Gov­ern­ment. Madeleine Rennie has been in­volved with the link up since 1985, in­clud­ing spend­ing some time as pres­i­dent of the Bel­mont Sis­ter Cities As­so­ci­a­tion. The hon­our recog­nises her out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to strength­en­ing the re­la­tions of Ja­pan and Aus­tralia. She re­ceived a bunch of flow­ers and a spe­cial men­tion from Mayor Phil Marks at a re­cent Bel­mont City Coun­cil meet­ing. Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks presents Madeleine Rennie with a flo­ral tribute.

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