MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Miss Merle Kay THOMPSON, South Bowenfels NSW 2790For service to the community through a range of organisations.
Australian Federation of Graduate Women
- National Delegate, Educational Conferences in Istanbul, Fiji and Cape Town
- Served as Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Business Manager, Honorary Registrar
- Past Committee Member, Blue Mountains Branch.
New South Wales Branch
- Past Honorary Registrar
- Past Honorary Newsletter Editor
- Member, since the 1960s.
- Member, Joint Steering Committee, current (NSW Health and Polio NSW)
- Member, Management Committee, since approximately 1995
- Secretary, 2012
- Vice President, 1997-2011
- Member, since approximately 1995
- Life Member, 2009
Australian Plants Society NSW (APS NSW)
- Board Member, current
- Membership Officer, since 2009
- Treasurer, 2007-2009
- Co-editor, ‘Australian Plants Journal’, since 2008
- Delegate to the Federal Council, for many years
- Secretary, 1993-1995
- Life Member, 2011
- Member, since the 1970s.
Central West Group
- Delegate to the State Council, since 2009.
- Newsletter Editor, since 2002
- Delegate to the State Council, 1987-2008
- President, 1997-1999
- Secretary, 1986-1996