Queen's Birthday Honours List Award Recipients
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS ( Ku-ring-gai ) ( 13:19 :53 ): I am pleased to report that three Ku‑ring‑gai residents were recently named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Marie Ryan from North Turramurra will have "AM" after her name after being recognised for her significant service to music as a classical mezzo‑soprano and to music education through her roles as a teacher, mentor and researcher. Her service includes being the chair of Vocal and Opera studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 2004.
This month there were also celebrations in the household of Margot Lander, OAM, from Warrawee for receiving an award for her outstanding service to the community, including 40 years for her local Meals on Wheels, more than a decade with Samaritans Purse, 30 years as a flower arranger at St Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga, volunteer with Wahroonga Public School and as a volunteer and esteemed "Pink Lady" with the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga. One wonders where she finds any time in the day for herself. I also pay tribute to the Hon. Ronald Dyer, OAM, from Wahroonga, a member of the Legislative Council from 1979. Congratulations.