Meet the South Coast Queen’s Birthday honours recipients

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. 

Don Godden, OAM.

Don Godden, OAM.

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, photograph by William Yangg

Deborah Ely, photograph by William Yangg

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

ACHIEVEMENT: Serving a record-breaking 12 years as mayor, Mrs McCarthy is highly regarded in local government circles. Picture: Sylvlia Liber

ACHIEVEMENT: Serving a record-breaking 12 years as mayor, Mrs McCarthy is highly regarded in local government circles. Picture: Sylvlia Liber

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.

 Betty Chittick.

Betty Chittick.

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). Photo: Fairfax Media digital collections.

White Ribbon Australia chief executive Libby Davies was given the second level of honours, a Medal of the Order (AM). Photo: Fairfax Media digital collections.

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 in 2015 with then-president of Batemans Bay Rotary Vere Gray, celebrating the contributions of Rotary to the batemans Bay Youth Foundation.

Peter Wood in 2015 with then-president of Batemans Bay Rotary Vere Gray, celebrating the contributions of Rotary to the batemans Bay Youth Foundation.

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.

'OVER THE MOON': Sheena Boughen said she is thrilled to have been awarded an OAM, with all recipients announced this week. Picture: Heide Smith.

'OVER THE MOON': Sheena Boughen said she is thrilled to have been awarded an OAM, with all recipients announced this week. Picture: Heide Smith.

Sheena Boughen of Barragga Bay has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, in part due to her decades-long commitment to the Four Winds Festival.

Lynne Koerbin.

Lynne Koerbin.

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.

GP HONOURED: Former Bombala and Delegate GP, Dr Keith Beck has been awarded a posthumous OAM in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, almost a year after his death. Photo: supplied

GP HONOURED: Former Bombala and Delegate GP, Dr Keith Beck has been awarded a posthumous OAM in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, almost a year after his death. Photo: supplied

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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