June Mulcahy awarded Order of Australia Medal for over 30 years of service
The saying goes ‘If you need something done ask a busy person’ and for over thirty years in Merriwa that person was June Mulcahy.
June was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her extensive contribution to the rural NSW community of Merriwa. As a former registered nurse, her passion was health care.
Now a resident of Carinity Aged Care – Karinya after moving to Laidley in 2007, June’s list of achievements is extensive.
For over thirty years, June was a member or executive committee member for over ten community organisations including the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW (Merriwa branch), Merriwa Catholic Church Finance Committee, Merriwa Aged Hostel Committee, Merriwa Springtime Show Committee and Merriwa Main Street Enhancement Committee.
Her crowning achievements were establishing the Merriwa Non-Emergency Medical Transport Group and Co-Initiating the Gummun Place Retirement Village.
This was all while raising three children and running a rural property with her husband Tom.
Tom Mulcahy said their marriage was always based on both of them volunteering for their community.
“If we didn’t volunteer for something, generally people would come and ask if one of us could take on something else,” he said.
“We are both community minded people and we have passed this onto our children.”
“She is so deserving of this award and I’m extremely proud of her.”
The Order of Australia Medal is awarded to members of the community in recognition of outstanding achievement and service.
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