A wonderful morning of celebrating the recipients of Goondiwindi Regional Council Council’s Australia Day Awards – a huge congratulations to all who were nominated and have made significant contributions to our community. It’s always a pleasure to attend citizenship ceremonies but there is something special about the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony. Congratulations to all.
Motherland Aftenoon Tea Natalie Anderson David O’Toole Kerryanne Andrews Shaz Pomfret BRCC – Carols by Candlelight Terri Potter Care Goondiwindi Alan & Deb Rae Marianne Carter Kim Rush Coaching Team – Inglewood Roosters Ladies League Tag Anita Smith Nicole Cooper Noel Smith Brock Dawson Molly Tanner Erin Fearby Texas District Crime Watch Grace Griffiths Toobeah Kindy Andrew Hickey Weengallon Junior Campdraft & Rodeo Jaxen Hickey Dianne White Penney Hickey Monika White Oliver McAuley Elkie Wood Jenna McCall 2023 Border Rugby League Grand Final Tanya McGovern
Citizens of the Year – Alan and Deb Rae
Young Citizen of the Year – Grace Griffiths
Senior Sports Mentor Award – Noel Smith
Senior Sports Award – David 0’Toole
Junior Sports Award – Elkie Wood
Community Project/Community/Cultural Event of the Year -Weengallon Junior Campdraft and Rodeo
Texas / Inglewood Winners
Citizen of the Year – Kim Rush
Young Citizen of the Year – Erin Fearby
Senior Sports Award – Monika White
Junior Sports Award – Jaxen Hickey
Senior Sports/Administration Award – Dianne White
Cultural Award of the Year – Texas District Crime Watch
Community Event of the Year – 2023 Border Rugby League Grand Final
to nominate visit the GRC website https://www.grc.qld.gov.au/australiaday
Meet our 2024 Australia Day Ambassadors Selina Tomasich (Goondiwindi) and Ken Donald AO (Inglewood/Texas) as we reflect, respect and celebrate together. We’re all part of the story australiaday.org.au
Selina Tomasich is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hair Aid Inc, an Australian not for profit organisation that sends teams of hairdressers to poverty-stricken areas to work directly with people in need. The teams teach the skills required to increase their livelihood, allowing them to earn money to feed, clothe and house themselves and their children.
Selina is also a Learning Support Advisor, working directly with nursing students, ensuring best practice online learning as well as supporting and mentoring educators to deliver exceptional training needs.
Ken Donald AO
Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO has had a long career in medicine and medical education. As an academic he has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. He has held numerous senior positions including Head of the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland, Director of Pathology Royal Brisbane Hospital, Deputy Director-General of Queensland Health, General Manager John Hunter Hospital, and Director of Medical Services Royal Darwin Hospital. Ken’s loyalty and commitment to the health of Queenslanders is unrivalled.
He was honoured as a Queensland Great in 2012 and awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for contributions to medicine, education and veterans’ health.