Merle Thompson, our Membership Officer, receives Order of Australia Medal

By Heather Miles

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.
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New South Wales Branch

  • Past Honorary Registrar
  • Past Honorary Newsletter Editor
  • Member, since the 1960s.

Polio NSW

  • 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.

Blue Mountains

  • Newsletter Editor, since 2002
  • Delegate to the State Council, 1987-2008
  • President, 1997-1999
  • Secretary, 1986-1996

Congratulations, Merle!