Manning Valley: Rewarding Pam Archer

She is a pioneer of the Manning Valley music scene, and now Pam Archer OAM has added another accolade to her growing list.

Pam received life membership to the University of the Third Age (U3A) at a Manning Valley branch meeting on Monday, October 12.

She was recognised for her service and outstanding commitment to the members, programs and activities of the Manning Valley branch, specifically the U3A choir the Silver Tones Singers.

Pam was the founding musical director when the Silver Tones began in October 2009.

Under her guidance, singers of all abilities were welcomed and included in programs and performances.

Pam was instrumental in creating two concerts to raise funds for local charities. These are held annually at various venues in the area.

Since 2014, they have raised $18,060. Those to benefit from the concerts include Manning Base Hospital’s children’s ward, Can Assist, Push 4 Palliative, women’s refuges, Homeless Support Service and Manning Uniting Church welfare programs.

Pam retired from the choir in March 2020. The passionate music educator has contributed to many initiatives and activities in the Manning Valley.