Speeches

Norm and Beryl Butters

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Speaker, last year I had the pleasure of attending the official renaming of the Norm and Beryl Butters Community Centre in Oatley. This was in tribute to the couple who were well known across the community for their selfless devotion to others.

This was a very special day and it was great to be a part of the ceremony with the Butters family who were humble yet proud of this fine achievement.

Norm and Beryl helped establish the Oatley Community Centre in 1970 and they were an integral part of it for just over 50 years, before they both sadly passed away on August 10, 2020.

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Kogarah Cougars

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

I acknowledge the Kogarah Cougars, who have been successful in receiving $5,000 from the New South Wales Government to get more women involved within the local rugby league community. Kogarah Cougars president, my good friend Koda Ghassa, is an outstanding advocate for boosting female participation.

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Doug Wickens

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

I congratulate local Oatley resident Doug Wickens for celebrating his 100th birthday on 30 April 2021. Doug is an inspiring man with a youthful heart who is full of humour, compassion and wisdom. Doug was born in Bankstown in 1921.

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