Our congratulations to two recipients in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Emergency Services Medal
David has been a member of the NSW SES for 25 years. Formerly Local Controller of the NSW SES Kiama Unit, he currently serves as a volunteer Administration Officer providing support
to the Unit Commander and Unit Management Team.
During his appointment as Local Controller he developed an excellent working relationship with Kiama Municipal Council, resulting in the Council funding and building a state-of-the-art, purpose built SES Unit and Emergency Operations Centre and supplying rescue and logistics vehicles.
He continues to assist and coordinate NSW SES in community events such as the Kiama ANZAC Parade and associated services, as well as the Gerringong Christmas Street Parade.
Prior to moving to Kiama, he made a significant contribution to both the communities of Warren and Lithgow as a rescue volunteer.
In congratulating him, the Service said, “Mr Leigh has made an exemplary commitment to the safety of his local community and to the work of the NSW SES.”
Medal of the Order of Australia
Former Jamberoo resident and long time rose enthusiast, Sue Kingsford, has been recognised for her work promoting the Rose.
“Sue has always been willing to share her lifetime of knowledge and experience with anyone interested and has always encouraged the involvement of a wide range of people in the appreciation of the Rose,” says the President of the NSW Rose Society, Colin Hollis.
“I have known Sue for almost 50 years, as a friend, neighbour and rose enthusiast.
“In fact it was Sue who persuaded me to join the Society and encouraged my involvement at both the local, state and national level.
“We are delighted with this award to someone who has devoted so much of her life to all aspects of the Rose. She is indeed a worthy recipient.”
Ms Kingsford has maintained an active involvement in the NSW Rose Society since she first joined in 1984, serving as State Secretary from 1985 to 2004.
She was Secretary of the National Rose Society of Australia from 2004 to 2007.
She now lives in Fitzroy Falls, where she operates the Roses and Friends Nursery