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Monday, 25 June 2018
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Mr WOOD (La Trobe) (10:39): I rise today to congratulate recent Queen's Birthday honours awardee from La Trobe Mrs Anne McGill AM, from Berwick. She was honoured for her significant service to the community through charitable organisations at a regional, national and international level. Mrs McGill is known for her role with Rotary Inner Wheel, in which she has inspired members to raise an incredible $2.5 million for various community causes. The selfless Berwick resident has also volunteered for more than two decades of her life with the Victorian Cancer Council. She has also had a vital role fundraising for health services, as the founder of the Coin for a Cord Day appeal for national cord blood research.

Some of Mrs McGill's noteworthy roles have included, for Inner Wheel Australia, national cord blood research coordinator, 2001 to 2016; founder, Coin for a Cord Day appeal; president, 2001 to 2002; vice-president, 1990 to 2000; secretary, 1997 to 1998; national committee member, 1999 to 2002; and council member 1990 to 1991; and, for the Inner Wheel Club of Narre Warren, president, 1987 to 1988 and 2007 to 2008; treasurer, 1996 to 1997 and 2014 to 2015; committee member, for many years; member, International Women's Day Subcommittee, 20 years; and member, more than 36 years—an incredible effort.

Today I would also like to congratulate Queen's Birthday honour recipient Mrs Terri Anne Cater OAM, from Narre Warren North. She was honoured for her significant service to athletics. The 1976 Montreal Olympic athlete represented Australia from 1974 to 1984, which included the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, in which she won a silver model in the 4 x 400 metres relay in the incredible time of three minutes and 30 seconds, and the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. She is currently the team coach of the Australian national under-20 sprint and middle-distance runners and has served as a mentor to the national junior under-19 squad since 2007.

Mrs Cater has also served as an Athletics International committee member since 1997, including a three-year stint as secretary. From 1988 to 2015 Mrs Cater also served as head coach of the Caulfield Grammar girls athletics team as well as coaching both the boys and girls cross-country teams from 2004 to 2015. She also served as the secretary of the Victorian branch of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association for an incredible 15 years. In addition to her OAM, Mrs Cater was the recipient of a certificate of appreciation from the Glen Eira City Council in 2008. I congratulate Mrs Cater for all the great work she has done not only in representing the country but in helping young people representing Australia.