The NSW Nationals want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to five members of our great party who were named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. Those people deemed worthy of admittance to the Order of Australia demonstrate the very best of what we all, as Australians, should aspire to achieve.

We wish to thank you for the leadership displayed in their communities, we are proud to have them as Members of the NSW Nationals.

 

Mrs Margot CAPP, Gresford NSW 2311

For service to the community of Gresford.

Ladies Auxiliary, Gresford District Agricultural Society

  • President, 1971-1998.
  • Member, since 1953.

Gresford Branch, Australian Red Cross

  • President, since 1970.
  • Red Cross Tele Cross Caller, since 1994.
  • Hunter Valley Zone Representative, 1970-1981.
  • Secretary, 1955-1970.
  • Treasurer, 1955-1970.
  • Member, since 1955.

St Anne’s Anglican Church Gresford

  • Member, Ladies Guild, current.
  • Member, Parochial Council, 1996-2004.
  • Parishioner, since 1955.

Anglican Church Guild

  • President, since 1974.
  • Member, since 1968.

Gresford Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia

  • President, Ladies Auxiliary, 1959-1973, 1980-2012.
  • Member, Ladies Auxiliaries, 1953-2012.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Citizen of the Year, Dungog Shire Council, 2014.
  • Certificate of Merit, Returned and Services League, 2007.
  • Australia Day Award, Gresford Community Group, 2004.
  • Long Service Medal, Australian Red Cross.
  • First Bar, Australian Red Cross.
  • Second Bar, Australian Red Cross.
  • Third Bar, Australian Red Cross.
  • Laurel Wreath, Australian Red Cross.
  • Life Member, Gresford District Agricultural Society.

 

Mrs Jennifer Zoe COWLEY, Dubbo NSW 2830

For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Taronga Conservation Zoo Society (formerly NSW Zoological Parks Board)

  • Director, Conservation Society Board, Taronga/Taronga Western Plains Zoos, 2010 -2018.
  • Member, Marketing Sub-Committee, 2010 – 2018.
  • Member, Wildlife Conservation Sub-Committee, since 2010.

National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG)

  • Vice-President, since 2018.
  • Board Director, since 2016.
  • Volunteer Promotional Speaker, current.
  • Author of the children’s book ‘Grandpa’s Hat’ to assist with children suffering loss and grief with all proceeds donated to NALAG.

Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie

  • President, current.
  • Secretary, 2017-2018.
  • Member, since 2010.
  • Promotions/media sub-committee member, since 2010.

RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service)

  • Team Member, 2011-2013, 2015.
  • Team Member, Chumkriel Language Centre community development and education project, Cambodia, 2011-2013.
  • Dignity India project fundraising committee member, 2013.
  • Volunteer Promotional Speaker, RAWCS Chumkriel Language School (Cambodia) humanitarian project

Dubbo Regional Council

  • Director, Advisory Board of Western Plains Cultural Centre.
  • Former member- Dubbo City Council Dubbo City Day Awards committee
  • Ambassador, Dubbo 2036 “Champion” – 25 Year Strategic Planning Project, Dubbo City Council

Dubbo Tidy Towns

  • Former Chairman.
  • Former Vice-Chairman.

Guide Dogs NSW Dubbo Support Group

  • Former Coordinator, 5 years.
  • Former member, 13 years.

Other

  • Media/marketing/fundraising coordinator, Compass Run-Riding for Rare Cancers, 2016-2017.
  • Director, Board of the Westhaven Association, 2008-2014.
  • Former Editor, Daily Liberal.
  • Self Employed Journalist, Oracle Solutions, current.
  • Member, Family and Carer Mental Health Program Working Party, NSW Health/Carers NSW, 2006-2013.
  • Carer Representative, Mental health Drug and Alcohol Service Community Reference Group, 2006-2012.
  • Mentor, Orana Arts “Art2Go” mentoring program, 2011.
  • Former Board Member, Dubbo Retail Zooming.

Volunteer

  • Community Kitchen, Dubbo.
  • Rotary Youth Driver Training Program.
  • Meals on Wheels.
  • Clean Up Australia Day.
  • Red Cross (Retail) Dubbo.
  • Promotional Speaker, Mental Health Carers Awareness.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship, 2017.

 

Mr Arthur John MEDCALF, Tottenham NSW 2873

For service to local government, and to the community of Tottenham.

Lachlan Shire Council

  • Mayor, since 2016.
  • Deputy Mayor, 4 years.
  • Councillor, since 1991.
  • Lachlan Shire Council Representative, Bush Fire Management Committee, current.

Central New South Wales Councils (Centroc)

  • Chair, since 2017.
  • Portfolio Mayor for Health, since 2016.
  • Deputy Chair, 2016-2017.
  • Executive Member, since 2015.
  • Chair, Central New South Wales Joint Organisation, since 2018.
  • Chair, Western Division of Councils, 2013-2014.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • Recipient, Long Service Award, 2014.

Bumbaldry Rural Fire Brigade

  • Brigade President, since 2004.
  • Volunteer, since 1965.

Top Woodlands Brigade

  • Member, since 1994.

Tottenham Welfare Council

  • Vice-President, current.
  • Member, more than 25 years.

Tottenham Golf Club

  • Board Member, since 1978.
  • Licensee, more than 30 years.
  • Former President, 2 years.
  • Former Secretary, 20 years.
  • Former Captain.
  • Life Member, since 2007.

Tottenham Health Council

  • Former Chair, 2 years.
  • Founding Member, 10 years.

Tottenham Historical Society

  • Inaugural President.
  • Founding Member.

Community

  • Piper, Condobolin RSL Pipe Band, since 1970.
  • Member, Tottenham Bowling Club.
  • Member, Tottenham Picnic Race Club.
  • Member, Tottenham Hospital Auxiliary.
  • Member, Tottenham Sporting Grounds Committee.
  • Member, Tottenham War Memorial Hall Committee.
  • Member, Tottenham/Albert Cemetery Committee.

 

Mr Warren POLGLASE, Banora Point NSW 2486

For service to local government, and to the community of Tweed River.

Tweed Shire Council

  • Councillor, 1991-2005, and since 2008.
  • Mayor, 2001-2005, and 2009-2010.

Tweed Chamber of Commerce

  • President, 2016-2019.
  • Board Member, since 2004.
  • Member, since 1995.

Tweed Regional Art Gallery

  • Chair since, 2011.
  • Board Member, since, 2000.

Tweed South Rotary Club

  • Former President.
  • Former Vice-President.
  • Treasurer, since 2016.
  • Member, since 1990.

Community

  • Patron, Tweed Netball Association, current.
  • Board Member, Murwillumbah Community Centre, since 2004.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Outstanding Service Award to Local Government, 2010.
  • Paul Harris Award, Rotary Club, 2011 and 2018.