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Clem Kentish and Australia Day WA Awards

Every year the Shire celebrate the inspiring members of the community with the Clem Kentish and Australia Day Awards.

Michelle Aus Awards
In 2019 more than 800 people flocked to the Serpentine Sports Ground on January 26th for the Australia Day Festival where a number of local residents were honoured for their outstanding work within the community as part of Australia Day celebrations.

Joan Gardner: Clem Kentish Community Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Joan Gardner who was presented with the award this year, spanning nearly three decades, Joan has been an executive member of the Mardella Ladies Club, a founding member of the Hugh Manning Tractor and Machinery Museum, an honorary member of the Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Club, and an active member of the Mundijong Craft Group and Mundijong Exercise Club.

Maxine Martin: Australia Day WA Senior Citizen of the Year Winner

The talented Maxine Martin was named Australia Day WA Community Senior Citizen of the Year for her selfless work supporting families in need. Through her connection to Crisis Care, Maxine and her fellow sewing enthusiasts create hundreds of quilts each year for those less fortunate.

Neil and Stacey Bartlett: Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Winner

The prestigious Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Neil and Stacey Bartlett for their contribution towards sport in the Shire. Members of the SJ Blues Cricket Club, the Bartletts were central to the formation of the club’s inaugural women’s team in 2017.

Neil is player-coach of the club, while Stacey is integral to off-field management and administration.


Clem Kentish Community Service Award

Since 1989 the prestigious Clem Kentish Award has been presented to some inspiring members of our community.

Guidelines for the Award

  • Minimum length of service to the community is to have been at least twenty (20) years.
  • Nominee is to have served on several committees that have benefited the community.
  • Nominee is to be a resident of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
  • Either organisations or individuals may make nominations for the award.
  • Winner is to be presented with a lapel badge and plaque at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Australia Day Awards’ Ceremony.

Nominations for the Clem Kentish Community Service Award are not able to be submitted at the Australia Day website.

Do you know someone who should be recognised with the 2020 Clem Kentish Community Service Award?

Nominations will open again in September!

Clem Kentish Community Service Award Recipients

YearRecipient
1989

Vera Harris

1990

Stella Manning

1991

Joan Avard

1992

Pat McMillan

1993

Ray Baker

1994

Frederic Senior

1995

Dawn Daw

1996

Ron Marsh

1997

Jan Pascall

1998

Myra Baldwin

1999

Roxie Shilcock

2000

Darryl Ronan

2001

Athol Wigg JP

2002

Eric Muller

2003

Lucy Denholm

2004

Donald Daw

2005

Nancy Scade

2006

Ronald & Ada Fawcett

2007

Jan Star AM

2008

Edward (Ted) Bett

2009

Brian Johnson (Posthumous)

2010

Colleen & Frank Rankin

2011

Denyse Needham

2013

Janis Johnson

2014

Ray Elliot

2015

Robert Gibb

2016

Mike Muller

2017

Sue Mead

2018

Joan Gardner

Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year our community celebrate the positive news stories of our citizens who are worthy of the community's attention. The Community Citizen of the Year Awards profile leading citizens who are role models and who inspire us with their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better community.

Your community champions can be recognised in 4 categories: Community Citizen of the Year, Senior Community Citizen of the Year, Young Community Citizen of the Year and Active Citizenship Award - Community Group or Event.

Nominations for the Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards will open in September and will be presented by the Shire at our Australia Day event held on Australia Day 2020.

More details on the awards and a nomination form are available on the citizenship awards website.