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2017 Australia Day Award Winners

The Moira Shire Australia Day Awards recognise the exceptional contribution, hard work and determination of the people in our community who inspire us all.

Moira Shire Council 2017 Australia Day Awards were presented to:

Moira Citizen of the Year: Glennys Walker (Numurkah)

Glennys has been a dedicated community volunteer in Numurkah and District organisations since 1974 and at various times served as; Primary School teacher and Reading Recovery Teacher from 1970 to 2011.

Glennys has been a part of many groups and organisations which have spaned over 42 years – such as Sunday School Teacher for 30 years, life member of Numurkah Singers, Treasurer and Musician of Numurkah Town Band, CWA for 42 years as Treasurer and Secretary at Wunghnu and Baulkamaugh and Coordinator and collector of Red Cross for 20 years. 

Glennys has also been part of Numurkah Agricultural & Pastoral Society and Probus Club just to name a few.  Glennys is a huge part of the community, not only is she still active in 12 groups at present and volunteers all of her time to these organisations, she is also a dedicated wife, mother and farmer and is a deserving recipient of the 2017 Citizen of the Year award.

 

Moira Young Citizen of the Year: Nicholas Megarrity (Tungamah)

Nicholas is an outstanding young man who has shown leadership and initiative skills across a range of youth activities within his community.

He has been President of the Leo Club (Tungamah) for the past two years and prior to that Secretary. 

Under his guidance the Club supports neurobionics research, culminating in a visit from world famous professor Peter Blamey to Tungamah.  Nicholas has organised the raising of funds to buy a defibrillator for the community as well as two nights of training. 

He has walked the Kokoda Trail with his school. He plays football for Yarrawonga where he is well respected.  Nicholas is a great young man who volunteers all of his time and is a worthy recipient of Young Citizen of the Year award.

 

Moira Community Organisation of the Year: Rotary Club of Numurkah

The Rotary Club of Numurkah is an active, growing service club in which all 35 members volunteer their time, vocational and personal expertise, in supporting community groups, schools, youth and individuals in Moira Shire. 

The Club has defied the general trend of other service clubs with increasing membership, activity and wide community involvement. It has attracted multiple young members of both genders with a passion to help others be involved in the local community.

 

Moira Community Event of the Year: Numurkah Foodbowl Festival

The Numurkah Tourism / Commerce, Numurkah Love Our Lifestyle Board pursued a strong belief that they could provide funding and an inexpensive family based festivities that reflected Numurkah’s small country town feel of friendliness and inclusion of visitors and locals. 

With a combination of local corporate sponsorship and an injection of funds from Numurkah Love our Lifestyle, the festival offered a variety of food and beverages, samples from various nations and cultures and fresh local produce and activities.

Many organisations supported the event and it was well attended with a crowd of well in excess of 3,000 people.

 

For more information on our Australia Day Awards, please contact us.

Cr Ed Cox
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