Yass Valley volunteer, Gwen Warmington, received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Gwen has a long history of community service and volunteering. Gwen showed great vision in working to achieve many benefits for the community including the swimming pool and aged care facilities. She served as a member of the Yass Municipal Council from 1966-1977. The Warmington’s left Yass and lived in Darwin and Bargara for 30 years. Sadly, soon after their return her husband, John died. Gwen knew that she needed to be busy and joined Can Assist, Hospital Auxiliary, Aged Care and Yass Probus. At almost 89, Gwen has remarkable energy and enthusiasm for her voluntary work.