16 January: Some of the volunteers who came to the fore during the Scenic Rim bushfires, and quiet achievers who work behind the scenes in community organisations, will be honoured on Australia Day.
A retired careworker at Fassifern Retirement Village, Gwenda Schneider has been nominated for her efforts in the past six years in helping to grow the Boonah District Garden Club of which she has been Secretary, President and Bus Convenor. The garden club supports the Boonah and Kalbar Shows and Gwenda also works in the horticulture section of the Kalbar Show. While supporting family members with serious health issues, Gwenda continues to work tirelessly for the garden club, being the first person to help set up at 3am for bus trips and being the last to leave. She is a member of Perennial Poppies and a founding member of the Boonah Country Markets with her husband Laurie.
Published: 16 January 2020