Celebrating Our Members honoured with the Order Of Australia

The Order of Australia honours Australian citizens and others for outstanding achievement and service. We would like to congratulate our members who have been recognised in the 2024 King's Birthday Honours list and received the medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), recognising their significant service to the community and social welfare organisations. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of the significant time and commitment they have dedicated to the work of the Society in NSW and, ultimately, the people we assist.

Mrs Lynette Ann Cregan, Glen Innes NSW 2370

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

For service to the community of Glen Innes.


  • Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, 30 years.
  • Volunteer, Northern District Exhibit Committee, Royal Easter Show, 48 years.
  • Member, Glen Innes Show Society Ladies Auxilliary, current.
  • Volunteer, St Vincent de Paul, current.

Community Sport

  • Life Member, Glen Innes Little Athletics Association.
  • Glen Innes Pony Club.
  • Glen Innes Polo Crosse
  • Dundee Sports Committee.

St Joseph's Primary School, Glen Innes

  • Co-Founder and Volunteer, St Joseph's Mother's Club, current.
  • Reading volunteer, current.

Awards and Recognition include:

  • Legend Award, Glen Innes Sports Awards, 2019.
  • Senior of the Year, Glen Innes Severn, 2014.
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year, The Centre for Volunteering, 2014.
  • Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, 2014.
  • Glen Innes Severn Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award.
  • 40 Years Service Award, Parade of Champions, Royal Easter Show, 2013.

Mr Reginald Terence Fitzpatrick, Lithgow NSW 2790

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

For service to the community of Lithgow.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Lithgow

  • Past Vice President.
  • Volunteer, Opportunity Shop, ongoing.
  • Fundraiser
  • Volunteer, since 1968.
  • Life Member, 2015.

St Patrick's Catholic Church, Lithgow

  • Volunteer and parishioner, 55 years.

Mr John Francis Henderson, NSW

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

For service to the community of Inverell.

Rotary Club of Inverell

  • Member, since mid-1980s.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Sapphire Pin.

Apex Australia

  • Former Member, Inverell Apex Club.
  • Former Member, Glen Innes Apex Club. Member, 1953-1973.

Inverell Sports Council

  • Founding Member, 1969-1986.
  • Life Member, since 2019.

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish Inverell

  • Parishioner and volunteer.
  • Former President, St Vincent de Paul Inverell, six years.
  • Member, 1950s to 1980s.

Inverell Cricket Association

  • Patron.
  • Treasurer, 19 years.
  • Life Member.
  • Player/Junior Coach, Nullamanna Cricket Club, 1956-1980s.

Inverell Golf Club

  • Member, Inverell Veterans Golf Club, current.
  • Life Member.

North West County Council

  • Past Director of Administration.
  • Past Deputy County Clerk.
  • Employee, 1957-1991

Mr Neville John Kelly, Bexley NSW 2207

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

For service to the community of New South Wales.

NSW Labor Party

  • President, Ballina Branch, 2012-2015.
  • Secretary and President, Lismore Branch, 1975-1979.
  • President, Forster-Tuncurry Branch, 1961.
  • Member, since 1960.
  • Life Member, since 2016.

Lismore Base Hospital

  • Chairman, 1981-1986.
  • Board Member, 1979-1989.

Community - Other

  • Councillor, Moree Council, c1960s.
  • Board Member, Moree District Hospital, c1960s.
  • Committee Member, Moree Aboriginal Advancement Association, c1975.
  • Former Member, Moree Tenancy Advisory Committee.
  • President, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Lismore and active member, Ballina

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