Jim Crethar (pictured above) was awarded the Community Services Award at Lismores Australia Day ceremony for his 38 years work with Lismore PCYC. He is dedicated to the youth of this community and in 1984 he was appointed a Life Governonr of the PCYC. Meanwhile Luth Batt (pictured with Jim Crethar) took out the Multicultural award for her work with Lismores multicultural support group the International Rainbow Club which she helped establish.
Other Lismore recipients of awards were Hannah Champion (pictured wih mayor Merv King) who won Junior Sportsperson of the year. Hannah competed at the 2006 NSW Pony Club State Dressage Championships and won her novice division. The St Johns College Woodlawn Netball Team won the 2007 Sportsperson Group of the year after the team made the 2006 national titles for the Marist schools across Australia. They topped the round robin and convincingly won the final, with three girls being named in the all Australian team whilst three were named in the Australian Development squad. Kay Sherring won the Environmental Award for her work with Friends of the Koala and for her role as the coordinator of the Koala Research Centre. The Friends of Summerland Early Intervention Group won the Community Services Group of the year for their mammoth fundraising efforts. This small group of hard-working volunteers raise up to $40,000 annually through raffles and sausage sizzles to support over 90 families with special needs children who require specialist services.
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