House debates

Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Statements by Members

Lyne Electorate: Community Events

1:43 pm

Photo of David GillespieDavid Gillespie (Lyne, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I'd like to congratulate and extend my thanks to Karen O'Reilly, who, after 40 years of teaching—16 of them at Wauchope Public School—has made the decision to retire. Thank you so much, Karen, for your dedication to the education of our youth. Your legacy will doubtlessly live on in the young lives you have touched.

I'd also want to congratulate Blake Stewart and Cali Elmer of the Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club, who have been named the Lower North Coast branch's Junior Lifesavers of the Year. You can be proud of yourselves. Your volunteering skills make our beaches safer.

Also, the incredible achievement of Domonique Wyse and Simone Ducker need to be shouted out. They both won their zone final in the Sydney Royal AgShows NSW Young Woman competition and will now progress to the state final. Domonique represents Taree and Simone represents Wauchope. At the Sydney royal in March we'll see them grace the final, and I wish them the best of luck.

Finally, congratulations to Gloucester local Di Relph. Di has been awarded Rotary's highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellow award, for her tireless volunteer work, most notably her service to the community op-shop, which has been part of Di's life since it opened in 2019. It's estimated that they've raised $100,000 since operations began. It's an incredible achievement for Di. Thank you for your service.