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.
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
Athol Wigg JP
Ronald & Ada Fawcett
Jan Star AM
Edward (Ted) Bett
Brian Johnson (Posthumous)
Colleen & Frank Rankin
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.