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Salvo volunteers recognised in Australia Day honours

Salvo volunteers recognised in Australia Day honours

Salvo volunteers recognised in Australia Day honours

3 February 2017

Salvation Army volunteers around the country received awards on Australia Day for their service to their communities.

By Simone Worthing

Many Salvation Army volunteers around the nation were recognised in the recent 2017 Australia Day honours. Below are the names of those who were appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

This list is not exhaustive but rather includes those whose specific contribution to The Salvation Army was mentioned. All those honoured have made extensive contributions to the community, often over many years, in a wide range of fields.

The Salvation Army would like to thank all those who volunteer, in any capacity, for the valuable contribution they make.

“Volunteers an integral part of the mission of The Salvation Army,” said David Drysdale, Territorial Marketing and Fundraising Director, who works from Melbourne.

“It’s wonderful to see that some of these volunteers have been recognised in the Australia Day honours 2017. Our dedicated volunteers are essential both on the frontline and behind the scenes. We are grateful for the expertise these volunteers bring to the organisation. They are vital in assisting us to create a better world, especially for those who are disenfranchised and disengaged from the community.

“Their impacts are felt right through The Salvation Army and their experience assists us in shaping our organisation so that ultimately we can serve others in our community.”

Those appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM):

Mr Noel Cornish (Chair, Illawarra Advisory Board, Salvation Army, 2010-2011) – For significant service to business as an advocate for industry policy and development, to tertiary education administration, and to the community.

Emeritus Professor Christine Deer (Member, Eastern Territory Advisory Board, Salvation Army Australia, 2002-2006) – For significant service to education as an academic and author, to professional learn associations, and to the community.

Mr Allan Pidgeon (Chair, South East Queensland Red Shield Appeal, Salvation Army, 2002-2006) – For significant service to the community through a range of roles, particularly to the promotion of the Australian national flag.

Those awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM):

Mr William Bundy (Chair, Cowra Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, 1992-2006) – For service to the community of Cowra.

Mr Anthony Hickey (Chair, Red Shield Appeal Gold Coast, The Salvation Army, since 2000) – For service to the community of the Gold Coast, and to charitable organisations.

Mr Barry Ling (West Pine Red Shield collector, Salvation Army, “for 30 years”) – For service to athletics.

Mr Lindsay May (Volunteer, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Lane Cove, 1987-2016 and Member, Greater West Appeal Committee, 2003-2011) – For service to sailing, and to health and social welfare groups.

Mr John Swan (Volunteer, Homeless and Outreach programs, Salvation Army South Australia, “for many years”) – For service to music as a performer, and to the community through charitable organisations.

Mr Paul Walshe (Board Member, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, since 2009) – For service to the communities of Queanbeyan and Canberra.

For a complete list of the Australia Day honours 2017, go to: gg.gov.au/australia-day-2017-honours-list

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