OAM honour for community worker

PROMINENT Kerang volunteer worker, Glyndia Gee has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to the Kerang community.

HONOURED. Glyndia Gee has been awarded at OAM in the Australia Day honours list for community service.

HONOURED. Glyndia Gee has been awarded at OAM in the Australia Day honours list for community service.

Mrs Gee said that she was humbled to think that people in the community had nominated her for the OAM honour.

"I love Kerang, it's a wonderful place," she said.

In 2017, Mrs Gee was the first female appointed as Kerang unit controller of the Victoria State Emergency Service and since then she has recruited 29 new volunteer members.

She was cited for helping to create the Water Wonderland Debutante Ball in 1990 and has been the co-ordinator ever since.

Mrs Gee has been a canteen volunteer at various local schools since the mid 1990s, was karate club secretary for a decade, a past member of the show committee and is a life member of the Kerang Highland Dancing Society.

She was awarded the Gannawarra Senior Citizen of the Year award in 2017 and is a recipient of the National Medal for service to the VSES.

Mrs Gee has worked as a registered nurse at Barham-Koondrook Soldiers Memorial Hospital since 1999.

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