Current Director and former Chair of the Tulgeen Board of Directors, Gae Rheinberger was honoured today by the Bega Community. Mayor, Michael Britten presented Gae with a Bega Valley Shire Medallion during a meeting of Council. Gae was overseas when the official ceremony was conducted earlier in the year and was invited to today’s meeting to belatedly receive her Award.
The Bega Valley Shire Medallion is presented for the outstanding work of volunteers across Bega Valley Shire and recognises one of the great strengths of a community, people who are prepared to give up their own time for the benefit of others and the community as a whole.
The criteria for the Bega Valley Shire Council Community Service Medallion requires that recipients have served within the Bega Valley community for an extended period of time, preferably more than 10 years, and in a number of areas and/or organisations, although consideration is given to those volunteers whose commitment to one organisation or group is such that they would not be able to give much time to other activities (for example being on call 24 hours a day, seven day a week).
Gae and John Rheinberger
Tulgeen has been fortunate to have had Gae Rheinberger as a volunteer and Director for over a decade. Tulgeen has flourished under her leadership and contributions over the years and now sits on the threshold of welcoming the National Disability Insurance Scheme and all its opportunities.
Congratulations Gae – well deserved. The Tulgeen Community is very proud of you.