Celebrating Local Champions

Acacia Ridge and District Community Centre Director and volunteer Trish Cattermole was among twenty three local heroes honoured at the annual Moreton Australia Day celebrations.

Federal Member Graham Perrett, Moorooka Ward Councillor Steve Griffiths, Member for Yeerongpilly, the Hon Mark Bailey MP and Member for Sunnybank, Peter Russo MP, presented the Moreton Australia Day Awards at a ceremony in Yeronga.

 

The awards honour the hard work and volunteer spirit that is alive and well.  

 

“Trish is an inspiration to everyone on the southside”, said Mr Perrett.

 

Trish was presented with the annual Sir James Killen Award for Outstanding Community Service by Lady Benise Killen.

 

Lady Killen presented the Award in honour of her late husband and former member for Moreton Sir James Killen.

 

Trish runs the Acacia Ridge and District Community Centre.  She volunteers many hours to the families and individuals in the Acacia Ridge community who need extra support.

 Trish works extensively with refugee and migrant families, freely giving her time to ensure that their settlement journey is successful.  

“Trish and her Centre play a critical role in providing support and services to some of the highest needs suburbs in Moreton.  Starting off in 1989 as a modest neighbourhood house, Trish has made a vital contribution to making the Centre a crucial and energetic community hub,” said Mr Perrett.

 

2016 Moreton Australia Day Award Receipients

 

Riyaad

Ali

Crescents of Brisbane

Des

Broom

Sunnybank District Men’s Shed

Trish

Cattermole

Acacia Ridge and District Community Centre

Ruth

Dart

Runcorn State School

Michael

Dehmie

Community Service (Liberia) Incorporated

Faisel

Essof

Muslim Charitable Foundation

David

Gowdie

Living in the Shires

Leanne

Hill

MacGregor State School P&C

Lindsay

Hill

Oxley Bowls Club

Victoria

Hutchings

Yeronga State School

Yasmin

Khan

Eidfest

James

Leung

Cathay Community Association

Eric (Rikki)

Lyon (OAM)

Moorooka Scouts

Yousuf

Meer

Muslim Charitable Foundation

Narelle

Morris

Annerley Friendship Club

Luis

Oliveira

St David’s Neighbourhood Centre

Gary

Ramm

Parents and Citizens Association

Jack

Rance

Tennyson Residents’ Association

Kelevi

Roqica

Church of Apostles

Merle

Stockdale

Yeronga Dutton Park RSL

Annie

Sun

World Arts Multicultural Inc

Tuqiri

Tukula

Omega International

Dr Sandra

Woodridge

Flexi Care Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, 25 JANUARY 2015

MEDIA CONTACT:              SASHA MARIN 0432 402 714

 

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