House debates

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Statements by Members

Murray Electorate: Shepparton Club Outstanding Achievers Awards

1:43 pm

Photo of Damian DrumDamian Drum (Murray, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Last Sunday, 14 October, I had the opportunity to attend the Shepparton Club's Outstanding Achievers Awards, where the Shepparton Club takes the time to honour all the outstanding achievers from the Shepparton region. I'd just like to mention various recipients. Millicent McNeil was acknowledged for her amazing effort of over 30 years of work with Red Cross. John Dainton was acknowledged for his service to agriculture, specifically dealing with salinity, and his work as a GMW Water director. Professor Avni Sali OAM has made massive contributions nationally and internationally through his work in medicine. Bill Hunter OAM was posthumously awarded an achievers award, accepted by his daughter. He was the founder of WB Hunter Transport, an amazing company in Shepparton. Patricia Gibson OAM was the first woman in Victoria to be a municipal clerk and did that work for 32 years with the Shepparton council. She was also acknowledged for her work at the GV Hospice. Don Kilgour OAM was acknowledged for his commitment to local sport, media and politics, being a state member for the Nationals from 1992 to 1999. Carmel Johnson was acknowledged for her work as Shepparton's International Woman of the Year in 1988, and she is still heavily involved in the GV Hospice. Peg Curtis, a 95-year-old lady, was up there to receive her award for everything to do with women's sport. She is a life member at Shepparton's tennis club, netball club, golf club and— (Time expired)