Lismore’s Beth Trevan has been honoured in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday honours for her contribution to health, being awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division.

Mrs Trevan’s award is ‘for service to the community through contributions to children’s health, to the development of cancer prevention and awareness programs, and to professional standards’. She has served on a range of cancer prevention and related organisations in the Lismore region, since the 1980s.

Other Far North Coast-based people honoured include:

Medal (OAM) in the General Division

Mr Leslie Alan BROWN 15 Harrison Street, Kyogle, for service to road transport, and to the community of Kyogle.

Mr Robert Charles CROSTHWAITE, of Uralba, for service to the welfare of veterans and their families, particularly in the area of aged care.

Mr William Robert LIDDIARD, of Maclean, for service to community safety and horticultural organisations in the Maclean and Grafton areas.

Mr Joseph Patrick PEOPLES, of Kingscliff, for service to veterans and their families through the Kingscliff Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.

Mrs Dorothea Joan SAWATZKI, of Woodburn, for service to the community of the Richmond Valley.

Dr Trevor James TIERNEY, of Bonalbo, for service to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community of Bonalbo.

Lieutenant Colonel Brian James VICKERY (Retird), of Kingscliff, for service to veterans, particularly through the 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association, and to surf lifesaving.

Biographical notes:

Mrs Elizabeth Anne TREVAN BEM: For service to the community through contributions to children’s health, to the development of cancer prevention and awareness programs, and to professional standards.

Has served on a range of cancer prevention and related organisations in the Lismore region since the 1980s, including:
Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Health Foundation, 1984-2004.
Current Member, Far North Coast Regional Advisory Committee, Cancer Council of New South Wales; Regional Cancer Information and Education Officer, 1985-1992.
Northern Rivers Area Health Service Breast Cancer Quality Improvement Committee, 1999- 2002.
BreastScreen NSW Cost Modelling Advisory Committee, 1998-2002; Accreditation and Quality Improvement Committee 1997-2002; and Service Management Advisory Committee, 1993-2002.
Steering Committee, North Coast Breast Screening Program, 1990-1992.
Chairperson, Richmond Health Service Ethics Committee, 1989-1996.
Member, Public Health Association (North Coast), 1987-1989.
Community Representative, Area Health Coordinating Committee, 1986-1991.
Vice-President, Lismore and District Women’s Health Centre, 1987-1988; Vice-President, Establishment Committee, 1986.
Chair, Governance Committee, Southern Cross University, 2004-2006; Council Member, 2003-2006; Member, Finance Committee, 2004-2006; University Councillor, 2003-2006; Member, Faculty of Health Sciences Review Panel, 1994-1998.
Has visited Pakistan on 7 occasions in consultancy role to assist in the establishment of multidisciplinary breast clinics and guidelines for breat imaging.
Consultant to the Multan institute of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy; the Shaukat Khanam Hospital and Cancer Research Centre; and several hospitals run by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
Councillor, Federation of Parents and Citizens’ Association of NSW, Far North Coast Region, 1985-1991; Parent Representative to NSW Education Department Special Education Committee,
1985-1992; President, Lismore Parents and Citizens’ Association, 1985-1992.
Awards/recognition include:
British Empire Medal, for her service to children, 1981.
Centenary Medal, 2001.
Australasian College of Dermatologists Inaugural Skin Cancer Prevention Award, 1992.
NSW Education Department Director-General’s Award for Excellence in Education, 1990.

Mr Leslie Alan BROWN: For service to road transport, and to the community of Kyogle.

Founding Chairman and Director, Brown and Hurley Group (previously Premier Motors), since 1946.
Former Chairman and Secretary, Casino-Kyogle Branch, NSW Motor Traders Association.
President, Richmond-Tweed Division, NSW Motor Traders Association, 1967-1980; Chairman, 1973-1977 and 1980.
Councillor, NSW Motor Traders Australia, 1966-1980.
Councillor, Australian Automobile Dealers Association, 1975-1980.
Charter Member, Kyogle Lions Club, since 1952; Life Member; President, on 3 occasions; Secretary, on 3 occasions; Chairman, District Zone 201 Q1, on 3 occasions; Member, Membership Committee; Club Historian; Monthly Bulletin Editor, until recently; recently involved with the construction of Lions Road from Kyogle to the Border of Queensland.
Founding Chair, Northcoast Plywoods Pty Ltd (Norply), 1990s-2005.
Member, Kyogle Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, since 2004.
Councillor, Kyogle Shire Councillor, for 3 years; Deputy Shire President, for 2 years.
Former President and Secretary, Kyogle and District Chamber of Commerce Inc, for 12 years.
Foundation Chairman, Kyogle Community Development Association.
Member, Kyogle Urban Area Committee, for 3 years.
Foundation Committee Member, Kyogle  Gardens Caravan Park, for many years.
Member, Kyogle and District Historical Society Inc, for many years.
Committee Member, Youth Support Scheme.

Awards/recognition include:
Inducted, Alice Springs National Road Transport Hall of Fame, 2000.
International President’s Certificate of Appreciation, Lions Club, 2005; Melvin Jones Fellow, 1995.
Community Service Award, NSW Premier’s Award, 1994.
Citizen of the Year, Kyogle Shire Council, 1988.

Mr Robert Charles CROSTHWAITE: For service to the welfare of veterans and their families, particularly in the area of aged care.
Far North Coast District Representative, NSW State Council, Returned and Services League of Australia, NSW Branch, 1991-1998 and since 2002; current Vice-President, Northern Country; Member, of various committees.
President, Byron Bay Sub-Branch, for 8 years between 1986 and 2002; Vice-President, for 14 years between 1990 and 2007; current Assistant Secretary; Trustee, since 1999; Member, of various committees, since 1978.
Member, Returned and Services League of Australia, since 1972; Life Member, 1995.
Board Chairman, Ballina Ex-Services Homes, 2002-2007; aged care facility; Senior Vice-Chair, 1999-2002; Junior Vice-Chair, 1997-1998; Board Member, for 21 years; oversaw the forward planning of a new aged care facility at Evans Head, the purchase and redevelopment of a similar facility at Byron Bay, and the growth of ‘In Home Community Care’ in the local region.
Board Member, RSL LifeCare, Narrabeen, since 2004; has been involved with its amalgamation with Ballina Ex-Services Homes.

Mr William Robert LIDDIARD: For service to community safety and horticultural organisations in the Maclean and Grafton areas.
Founder and Area Coordinator, Maclean Neighbourhood Watch, 1989-2008.
President and Founder, Lower Clarence Garden Club, 1983-2004.
Mayor, the former Grafton City Council, 1976-1982, Deputy Mayor, 1975; Councillor, 1972-1982.
Curent Honorary Auditor, Grafton and Maclean Country Women’s Association.
Current Honorary Auditor, Mareeba Nursing Home Auxilliary, Maclean.
Director, Lower Clarence Retirement Village, during the 1990s.
Trustee and Director, Caringa Sheltered Workshop, Grafton, 1975-1990s.
Foundation Director, St Joseph’s Grafton / Cowper Homes for Children, 1972-1985.
President, Grafton Civil Rehabilitation Committee, 1972-1980.
Director, Grafton Base Hospital, 1971-1978.
Councillor, Regional Advisory Council, 1972-1977.
President, Grafton Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1972.
Vice-President, NSW Chamber of Commerce, 1968-1970.

Mr Joseph Patrick PEOPLES: For service to veterans and their families through the Kingscliff Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.
President, Kingscliff Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, 1987-2006; Patron; Welfare Officer, 1990-1995; Senior Vice-President, 1983-1987; former Delegate, Far North
Coast District Council and NSW State Congress; Trustee, Brunswick Heads
Sub-Branch; Life Member, 1996.
Vice-Chairman, Kingscliff Division, Lismore Legacy Club, since 1986; Director, Lismore Legacy Appeal Fund, since 1986.
Awards include:
Meritorious Service Medal, Returned and Services League of Australia, 2004.

Mrs Dorothea Joan SAWATZKI: For service to the community of the Richmond Valley.
Coordinator and Founding Member, New Italy Driver Reviver Stop, since 1995.
Member and Honorary Caretaker, New Italy Museum Committee, since 1985.
Member, Management Committee, Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre, since 1978.
Volunteer, Meals on Wheels.
Secretary, Mid Richmond River Lions Club, since 1996; Editor and Printer of newsletter, since 1997.
Parishoner, St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, since 1940s; volunteer and fundraiser, since 1945.
Awards/recognition include:
New South Wales Heritage Volunteers Award, for services to the New Italy Museum Committee, 2007.
Citizen of the Year, Richmond Valley, Australia Day, 1999.
James D Richardson Honour Award, for outstanding service to the Club, Mid Richmond River Lions Club, 1997.

Dr Trevor James TIERNEY, Bonalbo: For service to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community of Bonalbo.
Visiting Medical Officer, Bonalbo Hospital, since 1980.
On-going photographic record of the people of the Upper Clarence Valley, since 1980; motivated by the fascination of family resemblance across generations.
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society.
Awards/recognition include:
Citizen of the Year, West of the Range Australia Day celebrations, 2002.

Lieutenant Colonel Brian James VICKERY (Ret’d): For service to veterans, particularly through the 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association, and to surf lifesaving.
National President, 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (9 RAR) Association, since 1992; Presided over National Reunions in Canberra 1992, Adelaide 1997, Melbourne 2002, and
Perth 2006; President, NSW Branch, 1987-1998; initiated the writing of the book Proud to Serve, a history of 9 RAR after its service in South Vietnam.
Vice-President, Kingscliff Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, since 2006.
Current Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors (of the Licensed Club), Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.
Current Secretary, Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.