2021 Australia Day Awards recognise achievers
Narromine and Trangie community members have been honoured at the Australia Day Awards held in Narromine and Trangie on 26 January 2021.
Narromine’s Australia Day event was held at the Council Chambers with a civic event and a Citizenship Ceremony.
Narromine’s Citizen of the Year for 2021 is Mrs Carolyn Egan, who is a well-known volunteer in Narromine.
Carolyn has been a member of the CWA for over 53 years as well as a committed member of the Narromine Lions Club, St Vincent de Paul, Meals on Wheels, St Augustine’s Parish Council and a keen participant in Narromine’s Garden Club and Narromine Turf Club.
Trangie’s celebrations were kicked off at the Trangie United Services Club hosted by Trangie Action Group.
Trangie’s Citizen of the Year for 2021 was awarded to both Cathy Gillespie and Ian Hilder.
Cathy and Ian are considered pillars of the Trangie community and have tirelessly volunteered to ensure the long-term future of Trangie’s United Services Memorial Club.
Narromine Shire Council’s Australia Day Ambassador Isabella Bain attended both events and shared her story as a guest and remarked that she was thrilled to participate in both events.
Narromine Shire Council Mayor Clr Craig Davies congratulated all recipients and nominees and highlighted the amazing contributions of so many community-focussed and outstanding citizens in Narromine and Trangie.
‘Our nominees for Australia Day Awards are a very special group of achievers and this is our chance to say thank you’ said Clr Davies.
The full list of the Award recipients for 2021 in both Narromine and Trangie are as follows:
Narromine Local Citizen of the Year Awards
Trangie Local Citizen of the Year Awards
This year on Australia Day, Narromine Shire welcomed three (3) people into the community with the following Narromine and Tomingley community members taking the pledge to become Australian citizens at the Narromine Australia Day event.
2021 Narromine Australia Day Event:
Narromine Shire Council Mayor, Clr Craig Davies with Australia Day Ambassador for Narromine Shire, Isabella Bain with Narromine Citizen of the Year, Carolyn Egan; Narromine Junior Sportsperson, Eloise Purtell; Narromine Senior Sportsperson, Christine Cooper with Narromine’s Australia Day Committee Chair, Clr Les Lambert.
Photograph Trangie Action Group Australia Day Event:
Trangie Senior Sportsperson of the Year, Madeline Bretag; Trangie Children’s Champion Award, Zalia Terry; Trangie Citizen of the Year (Joint Award), Cathy Gillespie and Ian Hilder (not pictured); Trangie Senior Citizen of the Year, Lyn McAnally; Australia Day Ambassador, Isabella Bain with Trangie Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Patrick Burns.