Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today to acknowledge Latrobe City Council’s 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year, Max Williamson. Max has an amazing record in terms of community service and has been an office-bearer in many of his roles. His dossier of service is impressive, given his current and previous involvement with a number of worthy organisations, including Lions, where he is a life member of the Morwell Lions Club, along with Morwell Probus Club, Yallourn’s energy environmental review committee, the Morwell town common committee, Morwell High School, Advance Morwell, the Victorian Public Transport Forum and Gippsland Water. Max also served on the board of Latrobe Valley Enterprises for approximately 17 years, an organisation that provides training and employment for people with a disability. Congratulations to Max and also to his wonderful wife, Betty, who has supported Max throughout his extensive community service.
I also commend all other nominees, who likewise have been significant contributors to our community, including Pat Wall, Ian Cooper, Les Hunt, Ian Burgess, Max Sutton, Harry Alexander, Alison Waite, Gloria Grenenger and Jenny Solomon.