Two O.A.Ms for Our Community

June 28, 2022

Congratulations Rosie, who joins Judee in receiving an Order of Australia medal.

In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievements and service.

Rosemary, affectionately known as Rosie, has been awarded for her services to her community - volunteering with Meals on Wheels for over 35 years.

Rosie became a friendly and familiar face in her local Mornington Peninsular community, delivering meals, leading a team and providing some much-needed company to those in need.

Judee was given her prestigious award for more than 50 years’ of service to older persons through volunteering in our local community, including Mayflower Brighton.

"I don't need the recognition, I do it for the residents," says Judee.

Each received a certificate, signed by the Secretary of the Order of Australia.

The certificate reads:


Now you know that, with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second, Queen of Australia and Sovereign of the Order of Australia, I have been pleased to award you the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division.

I do by these Presents authorise you to hold and enjoy the dignity of such an award together with membership in the said Order and all privileges thereunto appertaining.  

Given at Government House, Canberra, under the seal of the Order of Australia this thirteenth day of June 2022.”

Pictured above: Rosie was awarded the medal for her service to the Mornington Peninsula community.

Pictured above: Judee has served the Brighton community spanning more than 5 decades.

Pictured above: The medals are spectacular in their casing, they have a wonderful weight to them, being made out of .925 sterling silver.