Nominations have opened for the annual Coral McLean Awards, recognising outstanding community contributions by women in the Chifley Electorate.
The Awards, introduced by Chifley MP Ed Husic four years ago, are dedicated to the memory of Coral McLean, a selfless servant of her local community prior to her passing in 2011.
Coral was known to many as the “mother of Mt Druitt” and helped establish the Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre, as well as being instrumental in the annual Reconciliation Walk.
“I am honoured each year to be able to host the Coral McLean Awards and I know the worthy recipients are always humbled to accept an award in memory of such a ‘giver’ to the community, as Coral was,” said Mr Husic today.
“We miss her, but this award reminds us of her,” Mr Husic said.
During the week in which International Women’s' Day is celebrated, awards are presented in three categories: The Coral McLean Award, Chifley of the Year and Young Chifley Woman of the Year, (16 to 26).
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The nominations close at 5pm, Friday 20 March 2015. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 02 9832 2641 or mailed to PO Box 259, Mt Druitt, NSW 2770.
The winners will be announced at a special breakfast on Tuesday March 31 at Create Training Restaurant, Mt Druitt TAFE.
“I encourage anyone who knows of someone who deserves to be recognised for her work for her local community to nominate her,” Mr Husic concluded.