Last Monday four local residents were recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list: Mr Colin Anderson, OAM, Mr Sarki Canella, OAM, Mr Graham Ludecke, OAM, and Dr Heather Simmons, OAM. I want to acknowledge two of these recipients.
Col Anderson, supported by his wife, Sue, has served the Cheltenham sporting community for more than three decades as a coach, committee member, president and club manager. He currently serves as secretary of the Cheltenham Football Netball Club.
Graham Ludecke, supported by his wife, Pam, has served the Sandringham community for over five decades in roles including chair of the Sandringham community bank branch and involvement in a number of sporting clubs, including the Black Rock Sports Auxiliary, who make ongoing and sizeable donations to the great Sandringham Hospital. Our community has been deeply enriched by the contribution of these recipients, and I congratulate every one of them.