International Women’s Day is just around the corner on March 8th and Leichhardt Council is inviting residents to nominate an outstanding local woman they know for the International Women’s Day Honour Roll.
The roll aims to honour remarkable women so if you know any unsung local heroes, volunteers, or women who have worked to strengthen social justice in their community, put their name forward for acknowledgement. “Absolutely anyone can be nominated as long as they are a woman with a significant connection to the LGA,” said Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne.
• Nominations are due by February 18th, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on 9367 9146. If you’d also like to attend IWD celebrations at Leichhardt, RSVP is required by February 26th. For more information visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/IWD.
Citizens of the year
Marrickville’s 2014 Citizens of the Year were announced at the recent Australia Day Celebrations in Enmore Park and the winners have one thing in common: both of them donate their time and energy to improve the Marrickville community. Patrick McInerney, founder of the Tempe 2020 Facebook page, was named Citizen of the Year, and Van Liem Huynh took home the Senior Citizen of the Year award.
Patrick is often found spending his time helping community groups, fundraisers and grassroots campaigns via social media, while Van Liem, a former refugee from Vietnam and a retired practitioner of Chinese medicine, volunteers teaching Tai Chi fives times a week and leading the weekly Cooks River Walking Group. Mayor of Marrickville, Jo Haylen, said this year’s Citizens were truly inspiring community leaders.
In other Marrickville news…
The Marrickville Medal is now in its 20th year of celebrating local constructions that contribute to the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the area. According to Mayor Jo Haylen, this award is incredibly important because “it’s all about encouraging the conservation, preservation and restoration of local buildings that mean something to Marrickville.” Along with the Medal, the Council will be holding their Urban Photography Competition, which calls for a modern take on the suburb’s built environment. With photographers of all abilities encouraged to enter, submissions for both competitions close Friday 14th March.
• For more information and submission details, visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au.