Shoalhaven Medals: lifelong service brings recognition to Les Chittick

Les Chittick has been named the gold medal winner at the annual 2014 Shoalhaven Medals presentation.

The 90-year-old from North Nowra was congratulated on his vast achievements and dedication shown within the community since he was 16 years old.

Mr Chittick has given around 30 years of service to Meals on Wheels, 11 years with Bushcare and 30 years as a volunteer at Camp Koloona.

Since 2007 he has been Nowra Men's Shed assistant secretary.

Jim Dorrington and Nellie Mooney were awarded the silver medals for their services to the community.

Mr Dorrington has devoted 30 years to Havenlee School, giving music lessons to children with disabilities.

Ms Mooney, known as Aunty Nell, has dedicated her life to the betterment of Aboriginal children in Ulladulla and formed the Wandarma Aboriginal Consultative Group in the 1980s.

Inga Browne, Jeanette Galbraith and Pattie Yates were awarded bronze medals.

Ms Browne was awarded for her dedication and involvement with the Girl Guides, View Club, Rotary, as the director for Inasmuch and for her fund-raising efforts for cancer research.

Ms Galbraith was noted for her work with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, the Show Society and Berry's Masonic Village.

Ms Yates, who has served the Milton-Ulladulla community for 30 years, was thanked for her volunteer work with the Community Resource Centre, as a pianist for school concerts and as a talented fund-raiser.