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Congratulations Barwon’s new OAMs

8 June, 2020
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Congratulations to these remarkable, community minded ladies who today have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

All three women have been recognised with a Medal of the Order (OAM) in the General Division.

Mrs Julie Elizabeth DOWLEANS
Wee Waa NSW 2388
For service to the community of Wee Waa.

Mrs Dowleans has served in a variety of roles with a range of community organisations including:
- 2MaxFM 91.3 community radio station, Announcer and Committee Member, and former Secretary.
- Wee Waa and District Historical Society and Namoi Echo Museum, President, Research Officer, Publicity Officer and Facebook Administrator.
- Lions Club of Wee Waa.
- Wee Waa and District Garden Club.
- Wee Waa Community Care Service.

Mrs Karen Lee KEMP
Broken Hill NSW 2880
For service to nursing, and to the community.

Mrs Kemp was recognised for her ongoing commitment to the Broken Hill community including the following highlights:
- Registered Nurse, Dementia Wing, Southern Cross Care since 2019.
- Harold Williams Home, Southern Cross Care 2020.
- Volunteer, Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary, current.
- Volunteer, Patient Family Support Group, 2015 - 2019.
- Clinical Nurse Consultant (Infection Control), 2011-2019.
- Nurse Manager, 2000-2011.
- Fundraising Coordinator, Third Broken Hill Scout Group, Scouts NSW, current.
- AFS (American Field Service) Intercultural Programs Australia.

Mrs Mona Ann VAGG
Ivanhoe NSW 2878
For service to the community of Ivanhoe.

Mrs Vagg has served in a variety of roles with a range of community organisations for over 60 years including:
- Ivanhoe Rural Bush Fire Brigade.
- Irymple Bush Fire Brigade.
- Isolated Children's Parents Association.
- Disadvantaged Country Area Program.
- Ivanhoe Hospital Auxiliary.
- Country Women's Association.
- Ivanhoe Rugby League Club.

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