Service to surf lifesaving and leadership of a range of social welfare organisations has earn two Mollymook residents Queen’s Birthday Honours.
White Ribbon Australia chief executive Libby Davies was given the second level of honours, a Medal of the Order (AM), for her service to the community through leadership and advisory roles with a range of social welfare organisations.
Ms Davies has been the CEO of the prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women since 2011.
She is a member, by ministerial appointment, of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council.
Ms Davies is also a board member of the Community Council of Australia and was a former member of Preventing Domestic Family Violence Social Investment Advisory Group and Victorian Ministerial Roundtable for Prevention of Violence Against Women.
Before being CEO of White Ribbon, Ms Davies was the CEO of Family Services Australia (now Family and Relationship Services Australia) from 2001 to 2006.
She was the executive director of Head Injury Council of Australia from 1991 to 1994, as well as holding the position of national director of UnitingCare and director of Lifeline Australia.
Ms Davies was also a former board member of Australian Council of Social Service, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, House with No Steps, ACOSS Board of Governors, and Careskills Industry Training Company.
Having also been a member of the Family Law Chief Justices Consultative Committee and Aged Care Structural Reform National Working Party, Ms Davies has previously earnt herself a plethora of awards.
She was a finalist in the 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2016 and a recipient of the Purpose and Social Enterprise Award and NSW Telstra Business Women's Awards. Ms Davies was a finalist in the National Leadership, University of Newcastle Alumni Awards in 2016.
Meanwhile, Andrew Winters was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contribution to surf lifesaving, in Mollymook and Sydney.
Mr Winters has been a member of the Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club since 1975, and was president from 1981 to 1984 and again from 2009 to 2014. He also held the position of treasurer from 2003 to 2006 and was a boat captain for 10 years.
He is a current member of the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club and treasurer of the Milton Ulladulla Parkinson's Disease Support Group.
Mr Winters is also a volunteer director of the Clovelly Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank.