Harrison a ‘shining example’
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.