Community activist rewarded for service

PRIDE: Jacqueline Hibbert was congratulated by her daughters, Philippa and Jess after receiving her Community Award.

PRIDE: Jacqueline Hibbert was congratulated by her daughters, Philippa and Jess after receiving her Community Award.

A woman regarded as "an activist and protagonist" has been awarded a Community Award by the Rotary Club of Kerang.

Retired school teacher Jacqueline Hibbert has been and is involved in a number of community organisations.

Mrs Hibbert was away when Rotary held its annual changeover dinner recently.

Prior to that event, it granted a similar award at the hospital to long-serving Rotarian Brian Deviny, who was farewelled at a funeral last week.

Mrs Hibbert's community involvement is very extensive, but included such things as school councillor for both primary and secondary schools, and president of the School Council at primary school, coach of junior netball, becoming a badged umpire for both Kerang Junior Netball Association and also Wandella Football Netball Club. 

She was Involvement with tennis when her girls were playing, and being on the ladies committee and president of the ladies committee.

Mrs Hibbert co-directed and produced several productions for the Cohuna Musical whilst teaching at the Cohuna Secondary School, was secretary for the Arts Council, is involved in the Quilters Club, the Hospital Auxiliary and is president of the Anglican Church Caritas Group. 

She has assisted with mentoring refugees and other students, has been in Probus for seven years, including a stint as president plus other various roles, and has been secretary of the Kerang Progress Association since its inception several years ago. 

"Jacqui could be seen as an activist and protagonist before her time!," Rotary president, Jenny Kelly said.

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