In addition to Nancy Fox and Oscar Joppich, who featured in the July edition, fellow LCANZ members Kevin Kleemann and Shirley Smith have also been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Kevin Kleemann, of Lobethal South Australia, and Shirley Smith, of Minyip Victoria, each has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Kevin has been honoured ‘for service to the community of the Adelaide Hills’. A former chair of the council at St Johns Lutheran Church Woodside, where he is a member, Kevin is a life member and past president of Onkaparinga Lions Club. He has also volunteered for many Adelaide Hills organisations.

Shirley has been recognised ‘for service to the community of the Wimmera region’ in Victoria. She is the former chair, secretary and treasurer of the Parish Council of St Johns Lutheran Church Minyip, where she remains a member. A Justice of the Peace since 1994, Shirley has served a variety of community organisations.

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