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For his involvement and service to rugby league and the community surrounding it, Sydney Weller was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
Mr Weller has served in many roles including, but not limited to, New South Wales South Coast Group 7 Rugby League deputy president, treasurer and director, Nowra-Bomaderry Jets Rugby League Football Club treasurer and Nowra Warriors Senior Rugby League Football Club president, treasurer, committee member and life member.
Donald Godden, of the Kangaroo Valley, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the community through the assessment and conservation of significant buildings and machinery.
DEborah Ely, of North nowra, has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the visual arts through leadership roles with art galleries and to children’s art education.
Kiama’s longest-serving mayor Sandra McCarthy has been honoured with an Medal of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to local government, and to the community of Kiama.
Mrs McCarthy was Kiama’s mayor from the year 2000 until to 2012.
Jamberoo resident, Betty Chittic, aged 87, has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Kiama.
White Ribbon Australia chief executive Libby Davies was given the second level of honours, a Medal of the Order (AM), for her service to the community through leadership and advisory roles with a range of social welfare organisations.
Meanwhile, Andrew Winters was awarded an Order of Australia Media (OAM) for his contribution to surf lifesaving, in Mollymook and Sydney.
Peter Wood was recognised with on Order of Australia for his tireless youth work in Batemans Bay and abroad.
He has been a member of Batemans Bay Rotary since 27 September 2002, and was previously a member of Castle Hill Rotary Club, which he joined in August 1986.
Lynne Koerbin of Merimbula has received a Queen’s Birthday Honour for her service to people with a disability, and to community health
Ms Koerbin has worked 35 years in disability and health and said it was very humbling to be recognised for her work and how it has made a difference to people.
After almost a year after his death, former Delegate GP, Dr Keith Beck has been awarded an OAM in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his community and professional work.
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