We are proud to share that Madam State President Lynette Harris and Member of Honour Noela MacLeod have received recognition for their service to the country, please see the articles below.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mrs Lynette Eva HARRIS, Barongarook Vic 3249 For service to women in Victoria.
Service includes: Country Women's Association of Victoria: State President, 2017-2018. Vice-President, 2005-2007. Member of State Council, 2003-2011 and 2013-2017. Chair, Social Issues Committee, 2007-2009. International Committee Chair, Associated Country Women of the World, 2009-2011 and Community Support. Member, Triennial Conference Committee, 2016. Branch President, 1976, 1978-1986, 1988-1994, 1996.
Volunteer, Anam Cara House, since 2007.
Barongarook volunteer earns national recognition
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mrs Noela Helen MacLEOD, East Keilor Vic 3033 For distinguished service to the community through advisory support and executive leadership of national, state and rural women's programs and associations.
Service includes: Country Women's Association of Australia: President, 2012-2015. Immediate Past President, 2015-2018.
Country Women's Association of Victoria: State President, 2005-2007. Vice-President, 1998-1999. State Archivist, since 2014. Adjudicator for Craft competitions, current. Elected Member of Honour 2009. Deputy State President, Convenor Scholarship Committee, 2003-2005. Magazine Editor 1999-2003. Central Vice-President, Convenor/Acting Convenor of Social Issues Committee, 1996-1998. Group President, Mitchell Group, 1994-1996. Member, Essendon Branch, 1992-1996. Group President, West Wimmera Group, 1987-1989. Member, Nhill Branch, 1980-1992. Life Member, 2016.
National Rural Women's Coalition: Director, 2012-2015. Member.
Member, Women's Advisory Board, Women's Health Victoria, 2010-2012. Member, Victorian State Relief Committee (now Foodbank), 2005-2007. Former Council Member, National Rural Health Alliance, 2012-2015. Former Member, Consumer and Public Health Dialogue Committee and Meat Products Standard Development Committee, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2012-2015. Former Member, Community Advisory Board, Department of Rural Medicine, Monash University.
Nhill Hospital, West Wimmera Health Service: Appointed Life Governor. President, Ladies' Auxiliary, 1984-1992. Auxiliary Member, 1980-1992.
Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Award for Service, 2016.