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Community service awarded

Dr Paul Inglis (right) receives his award. Photo courtesy of Wendy Keeble.
DAYBORO UNITING Church community minister, Dr Paul Inglis, was presented with the Pine Rivers Combined Services
Community Service Award at the annual gathering of the districts services clubs at Murrumba Downs, north of Brisbane, on 6 April.

He accepted it “on behalf of the many people who pulled together after a fire and flood in Dayboro”.

After studying theology, the former teacher and lecturer in education accepted the position in Dayboro and Mt Mee in 2001.

Dr Inglis’ vision saw the establishment of an effective welfare program supported by the community and the churches to provide relief for families and individuals in the area.

A close working relationship with the local medical centre and the school has helped many to benefit from the generosity and closeness which is an integral part of the Dayboro community.

He is a driving force behind the Combined Churches Welfare Fund as well as overseeing the operation of the distribution of provisions from the community “pantry” and casserole bank.

In early 2011 Dr Inglis coordinated an enthusiastic and dedicated committee to organise the Flood and Fire Concert.

The event raised $31,500 for community members affected by the floods in January.

A local family whose house burned down was given $10,000 assistance.

Encouraging the community to help others has always been a passion for Dr Inglis and wherever he finds himself, he endeavours to assist people in organising selfhelp welfare programs.

Photo : Dr Paul Inglis (right) receives his award. Photo courtesy of Wendy Keeble.