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Monday, 23 June 2003
Page: 17163

Mr BAIRD (1:47 PM) —Today I rise to congratulate those in the Cook electorate who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours. Mrs Colleen Keys was recognised for her service to the community. She formed the Horizon Committee of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, which has raised about $450,000 over the past 20 years. Captain Stephen McDowall was recognised for his 25 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. He only recently relinquished control of the HMAS Melbourne. Mrs Carole Millar was recognised for her voluntary service to Camp Quality over the past 17 years. Mr Geoffrey Nicholas was recognised for his service to golf as a player and as a role model for young amputees and the wider community. He was the first amputee to hold a PGA tour card—a remarkable achievement.

Ronald Sandstron was recognised for his services to lifesaving as an administrator, coach and official. Unfortunately, Ronald passed away in March after a long battle with cancer. Ernest Stephens was recognised for his long association with Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club, with 52 years services. He represented Sydney and New South Wales. Ken Trevallion, a tireless worker for the community, was recognised for his work in assisting drug addicts to get clean, as President of the We Help Ourselves Drug Treatment Centre.