Congratulations to Mr Peter Dudley WOOD of Sunshine Bay who has been awarded a Queen's Birthday Order of Australia (OAM ) for his services to the community of Batemans Bay, and to youth.
Above: Peter and Lyn Wood taken in 2017 when the Batemans Bay Youth Foundation held its annual Grants Presentation Dinner at the Soldiers Club. The Foundation gives Grants to students who qualify to attend University or a course at TAFE or an Apprenticeship. The criteria for giving a Grant includes academic achievement, personal aptitude for further study and a need for financial help. In his Welcome speech, Chairman Peter Wood stated that since its inception in 1994, the Foundation had given Grants with a total value of over half a million dollars, to 182 students.
Peter's service includes: Batemans Bay Youth Foundation: Chairman, since 2005. Club Delegate, since 2003. Rotary Club of Batemans Bay: Board of Directors, current. International Service and Rotary Foundation Portfolio, current. Member, since 2012. Market Manager/Market Management Committee, current. Peter's other awards and recognitions include: Recipient, Rotary Foundation District 9710 Service Award, 2007. Recipient, Rotary Foundation District 9710 Service Award - International, 2015/2016. Recipient, Certificate of Recognition to the Rotary Clubs of Batemans Bay and Intramuros from the Philippines Department of Education - Division of Cavite, 2015. Recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Batemans Bay. Recipient, Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pins, 2010, 2016.