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Quiet achiever receives recognition

Viliami (Willie) Afeaki receives his 2010 Moderator’s Medal. Photo by Osker Lau
NOMINATIONS FOR the 2011 Moderator’s Community Service Medal close on 19 August so get in now if you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Uniting Church’s mission in community service in Queensland.

Logan volunteer and quiet achiever Viliami (Willie) Afeaki was presented with a Moderator’s Medal in 2010.

He was nominated by Rev Dr Apichart Branjerdporn, Logan Central Multicultural Uniting Church, for his community work
“bringing together different cultures to live as one society”.

“For more than 10 years Willie had worked tirelessly in youth advocacy and the multicultural community to bring about a
better understanding between different generations and different cultures,” said Dr Branjerdporn.

“His vision of bringing together different cultures has had a tremendous impact in the community, helping change the
attitude and behaviour of many.”

Nominees must be volunteers, past or present, in community service work other than congregational work (e.g. for Blue
, Lifeline Community Care Queensland, UnitingCare Health Hospitals, or community service agencies outside the Uniting Church).

They need to have exhibited outstanding service over a number of years and should not at any time have been in paid
employment connected to their volunteer work.

Announcement of awards will be made at the Synod meeting in October at Alexandra Park Conference Centre and presented by Moderator elect, Rev Kaye Ronalds.

To nominate visit www.ucareqld.com.au

Photo : Viliami (Willie) Afeaki receives his 2010 Moderator’s Medal. Photo by Osker Lau