QAM Stalwart Honoured

The Hon Peter Slipper MP, Member for Fisher (left) presents Michael Hinsbey with his certificate at the QAM in Caloundra on 8 September 2008.

The certificate which was presented to Michael Hinsbey.


Two Caloundra community workers have been recognised by Member for Fisher Peter Slipper for their voluntary service to the community.

At a ceremony at the Queensland Air Museum, Mr Slipper presented a "Certificate of Appreciation to Australian Volunteers" to Mr Greg McKean and Mr Michael Hinsbey.

"Without the dedication and hard work of those who give freely of their time to help others, many community organisations, including service groups and sporting clubs, would struggle to be successful," Mr Slipper said.

"While most volunteers don't seek praise for their efforts and are content with the personal satisfaction for a job done well to the benefit of their community, it is important that these hardworking community members do get some recognition from their peers and their fellow citizens."

Mr Greg McKean was recognised for his service to the community through the Night Eyes Volunteer Waterways and Landcare Group, the Golden Beach Citizens and Ratepayers Association and for involvement in organising sport and recreation for handicapped children.

Mr Michael Hinsbey was recognised his volunteer service to the community through the Queensland Air Museum, where he has served often seven days a week since 1988.

Mr Slipper said volunteers made a significant contribution to Australia and it is good that they be recognised for their dedication and commitment.

Those wanting to nominate a local volunteer for a "Certificate of Appreciation to Australian Volunteers" can contact Richard in Peter Slipper's office at 5443 3555. Nomination forms are also available for the "Fisher Community Australia Day Awards 2009".

(Image and text were provided by Mr Slipper's office.)