Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today in Parliament, acknowledged enormous contributions from two incredible leaders in our community.
“Today in Parliament, I’ve paid tribute today to two upstanding members of our region, who have worked tirelessly for many years to improve the lives of people in our towns”, Mr Northe said. “Their drive and commitment to building long-lasting infrastructure and provide support to the ageing and ill, is exemplary”.
“I was delighted to recognise the contributions of Lorraine Bartling, the powerhouse of leadership and drive that over fifty years shaped the aged care service we know as Yallambee and Margery Cole of Traralgon”, Mr Northe said. “Lorraine has now stepped down from her volunteer services but leaves a half a century legacy of extraordinary contributions and quality aged care support”.
“I’ve also had the pleasure of working with Ken Peake, the inaugural Chairman of Gippsland Rotary Centenary House over many years”, Mr Northe said. “Under his stewardship, Centenary House was built from the ground up, delivering life-changing services to the community. This took years of hard work, advocacy, fundraising, negotiations and community consultation – and a lot of passion and dedication from Ken”.
“These community leaders demonstrate upstanding and long-term commitment, selfless service and an incredible contribution to the Latrobe Valley”, Mr Northe said. “I’ve acknowledged them in Parliament today, as a tribute to their legacy and as a highly deserved thank you on behalf of our community”.