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Lifetime of service

NewsJoanne EisemannComment

JUNE 2018

OSMASTON RESIDENT, Sandra Atkins, has received a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM).

The medal was presented at Government House on Friday 18th May by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner AC.

Sandra received the honour for her nearly 60 years of service to equestrian sports.

Her contributions include her work with Equestrian Australia, Northern Tasmanian Eventing Club, The Northern Hunt Club, Deloraine Pony Club and the Deloraine Agricultural and Pastoral Society.

Sandra has also volunteered with the Deloraine Online Access Centre and Meander Valley Connect for 18 years.

The OAM investiture program described the reasons for giving people these acknowledgements: “Honours help define, encourage and reinforce national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models. We give honours to recognise, celebrate and say thank you to those who make a difference, those who achieve their best and those who serve others.”

Photo | Mike Moores