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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 139


Ms BUTLER (Griffith) (16:51): I rise to advise that on the weekend over the break we held the ceremony for the 2017 Griffith Australia Day Awards, the 18th annual Griffith Australia Day Awards. They were instigated by my predecessor as the member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd. I want to express my thanks to Dr Bill Glasson, who honoured me by agreeing to serve as the chair of the Australia Day awards committee this year, and I also thank the other members of the committee: Penny McClelland, Terry Wahry, Desley Graham and Alex Skinner.

The recipients of the Griffith Australia Day Awards included: Lois Angus, who is in her 80s and has been a long-term volunteer at the Cannon Hill Community Sports Club and the Cannon Hill Ladies Bowling Club; Lloyd Barron, who has been the voluntary warden at St Paul's Anglican Church for 42 years; Captain Elaine Callick, known as 'Dixie', who has been with the Girl Guides for 52 years; Geoff Cave, who has been on the management committee at Flexi Care—a really wonderful organisation supporting people with disabilities; Kenneth Cort, from the nasho subbranch of the RSL; George Gee, who is 94 and still volunteering, who was a founder of the Queensland Maritime Museum in 1972; Trish Gollschewski, who is a volunteer at UnitingCare, including Lifeline's book fest; Nasreen Herold, from the Annerley Community Hub, who does a lot of work with the Small Change Cafe team among others; Harold Holland, known as 'Happy', who is a long-serving volunteer at 60 and Better Cannon Hill; Keith Kirkpatrick at the Annerley Friendship Club; Norma McInturff, from Seville Road State School; Jim McNeill, who is a volunteer at Balmoral Uniting Community Centre; Ernie Melville, who was the founder and inaugural president of the Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers in 1977, who are still going strong and about to celebrate their 40th anniversary; Susie Molloy, from Meals on Wheels, Rosies and Balmoral Uniting Community Centre; Don Neander, who was one of the people on the St Oliver P&F back in 1967 and who still serves on the parish committee and also helps out with Southern Cross Care, Bulimba hockey club, Cannon Hill Bowls Club and more; Hannah Nelson, from Speech and Language Development Australia; Bev Perry, who is from the Belmont Services Ladies Bowling Club; Louise Pierce of the Casserole Bank at St Peter and Paul's church in Bulimba; Heather Williams, an amazing cancer fundraiser and someone who is also a volunteer at 60 and Better Cannon Hill; Stewart Wyer, a life member of Carina Junior Rugby League Football Club; the Bulimba Judo Club's Robert Borchert and Meryl Power; Greening Australia's Gordon Watson and Robert Matthews; San Sisto College Volunteers Phil Jackson, Georgia Robinson and Lisa Anthony; Campbell's Club by Micah Projects' Mary MacMahon, Joy Reiken, Kate Doolan, Nancye Reid, Kris Bentley, Jenny Dex and Teresa Smyth; Renee and Aidan Lamberth, who founded the Scarlett May Foundation after they lost their 10-month old daughter; Gary and Myriam Goldman, who made sure the South Brisbane Hebrew Congregation was celebrated; and the Mental Awareness Foundation Walk For Awareness guys. Congratulations to all recipients.