Har­ri­son a ‘shining ex­am­ple’

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Shine On Recog­ni­tion win­ner Buffy Har­ri­son was guest speaker and award re­cip­i­ent at a Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East night at Hor­sham’s Glen Logan Restau­rant.

Ms Har­ri­son spoke about her life in­volv­ing the tran­si­tion from hear­ing to deaf­ness, and how she ended up mov­ing from Eng­land to Hor­sham.

She spoke about her fam­ily and in­volve­ment with many Wim­mera vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Ro­tary Club of Hop­pers Cross­ing hosted the Shine On Recog­ni­tion pre­sen­ta­tion af­ter­noon on be­half of the Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional South­ern Dis­tricts Shine On Com­mit­tee in April.

The event recog­nises out­stand­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice by peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who, by their ac­tions, serve as ‘shining ex­am­ples’ to the com­mu­nity.

At the cer­e­mony each nom­i­nee re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate of com­men­da­tion, and a se­lected num­ber of out­stand­ing nom­i­nees re­ceived higher recog­ni­tion for their con­tri­bu­tions.

Ms Har­ri­son was the re­cip­i­ent of the cer­tifi­cate of com­men­da­tion and a higher recog­ni­tion.

Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East’s Zane Bell nom­i­nated Ms Har­ri­son for the award.

Ms Har­ri­son stud­ied ‘The­atre of the Deaf’ and now teaches AUS­LAN to Hor­sham Pri­mary School chil­dren, and adults in com­mu­nity classes.

She does this while also rais­ing five chil­dren and rais­ing deaf aware­ness.

She has vol­un­teered for foot­ball, net­ball, squash and lawn ten­nis clubs, and was also a com­mit­tee mem­ber of Ca­sua­r­ina Kinder­garten in Hor­sham.

She is also a mem­ber of Wim­mera Hear­ing So­ci­ety.

AC­CO­LADES: Buffy Har­ri­son and daugh­ter Nia Har­ri­son dur­ing the Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East night.

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