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Moderator’s Medals recognise community service

Anne and Andrew Jeays receive their award from Moderator Rev Bruce Johnson at the 28th Synod. Photo by Osker Lau
SINCE 1999, the Queensland Synod has recognised the wonderful work of volunteers through the Moderator’s Community Service Medal.

The Moderator’s Medal is presented to individuals who have contributed in an outstanding way to the Uniting Church’s
mission in community services.

The search is now on for nominations for the 2011 Moderator’s Community Service Medal.

Nominees must be volunteers, past or present, and have exhibited outstanding service over a number of years.

They need to have been involved in community service work other than congregational work (e.g. for one of UnitingCare
Queensland’s service agencies or with community service agencies outside the Uniting Church) and must not be in paid employment connected to their volunteer work.

UnitingCare Queensland CEO, Anne Cross, said the Medal is an excellent way of recognising the huge contribution volunteers make to the Queensland community.

“It is also a demonstration of the importance that the Uniting Church places on being active in the community and reaching out to people in need,” she said.

Last year, out of a field of 27, Moderator Rev Bruce Johnson awarded 14 medals to 13 individuals and one couple.

Anne and Andrew Jeays were jointly awarded a Moderator’s Community Service Medal for their many years of service to the
Mt Mee Community.

Their daughter Kathie, who nominated her parents, said that as Secretary and Treasurer of the Mt Mee Community Church her parents maintained the heritagelisted Church and grounds for 20 years.

“Anne and Andrew have also worked as collectors for Blue Care and Lifeline appeals and Anne volunteered for many years
with Meals on Wheels,” she said.

Successful nominees will have the opportunity to be presented during the 29th Synod meeting at Alexandra Park Conference Centre, held from 7–11 October, by the Moderator-elect Rev Kaye Ronalds.

To nominate a volunteer click here

Nominations close Friday 19 August 2011

Photo : Anne and Andrew Jeays receive their award from Moderator Rev Bruce Johnson at the 28th Synod. Photo by Osker Lau