St John SA Awards Day 2016

St John SA Awards Day 2016

15 November 2016

Giving back to the community has been a commitment spanning more than 52 years for just one of the many individuals who were recognised at the St John Ambulance South Australia’s annual Awards Day on Saturday, October 29.

The Awards Day, held at Government House, was a special occasion to acknowledge and celebrate the generous contribution to the South Australian community by the many individuals who work tirelessly and volunteer their time for charity organisation.

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, and our Deputy Prior presented the most prestigious awards, which included:
• 47 years of service awarded to Ray Greig
• 52 years of service Peter Hawkins
• The Cadet of the Year Award to Alicia Renton
• The Youth Leader of the Year Award to Kelly Guthberlet

Additional awards presented on the day included the Robert Britten-Jones award for excellence in training to Adrian Hunt. Community Care services are represented with the 1st Bar recognising 17 years of service which was awarded to Peter Bing, Kevin Raethel and Margaret Watson. The prestigious Service Medal of the Order of St John for 12 years of service to Stephen Caddy, Julianne Camplin, Aileen Guterres and Roaslind Harvey. Presented by Katrina Smith, Thomas Theel was awarded the Bendigo Bank Youth Leadership Award.

The Grand Prior’s Badges were awarded to Alice Barrett, Michaila Forgan, Kelly Guthberlet and Danika Pederzolli. These awards are the greatest achievement that can be attained by youth members at St John SA.
St John SA also recognised members who used their first aid skills to save the life of another person. This year, six people received a “St John Save a Life” award to recognise their inspirational and courageous acts of kindness. Our thanks and congratulations go to the following recipients:

Anthony Corrigan
Eleni Danopolous
Lily Gara
Sarah Morphett
Sarah Pappas
David Platten

St John SA CEO Ray Creen says he is proud to see the great work St John SA members carry out on a day-to-day basis for the community:

“Celebrating our heroes and honouring our members extraordinary achievements and service, the Awards Day is a very special occasion to acknowledge the generous contribution to the South Australian community by the many individuals who work tirelessly for St John” he said.

St John SA has been recognising the great work of members since 1885 when the first St John Awards Day was held. St John SA is the state’s leading provider of first aid services and training, employing over 70 staff and a dedicated network of almost 2000 volunteers operating across South Australia. Its members provide services to the South Australian community in many ways with a range of award recipients from all areas of the organisation, including daily operational management, first aid trainers, community care volunteers and cadets. We extend a heartfelt congratulations to all award recipients and thank you to all of our members.

To view the full list of recipients, please view our 2016 program