Dedication to community recognised

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Janice Flett has received an Order of Australia Medal.
Camera IconJanice Flett has received an Order of Australia Medal. Credit: Shannon Smith

The valuable work that Janice Flett and Peter Snow do for the Albany community has been recognised with the awarding of an Order of Australia Medal.

Mrs Flett, who lives in Redmond, has been leading the 1st Albany Brownies Girl Guides since 1989 and has been a member of the Girl Guides Western Australia since 1988.

She has also been a member of the Albany Pistol Club, a primary teacher at Mt Lockyer Primary School, former committee member at the Albany Revolver Club and heavily involved in the Redmond Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade since 1996.

The Redmond Progress Association is another local group which has benefited from the help of Mrs Flett, as a president since 2017 and member since 1974.

Mrs Flett said she was humbled to be granted such an honourable award.

“Somebody obviously thought that I was doing enough to get an award but I think there is a lot of other people out there that should be nominated, so I encourage people to nominate people who work hard out there with no recognition,” she said.

“With the girl guides, I really get so much out of watching the girls grow up and blossom.

“The Redmond Progress Association is really great to help keep our community going as we have lost our shop.”

Mr Snow has been a valuable member of the Junior Chambers International, with multiple roles and positions helping empower young people.

Locally he has also been heavily involved in the creation of the Albany Historic Whaling Station. The Albany Bio-diversity Park Trust, the Discover Albany Foundation, the Discovery Bay Tourism Precinct and Amazing South Coast Tourism.

Outside of Albany he was director, treasurer, player advocate at the Swan Districts Football Club.

The Central City Medical Group, Evandle House Group and Venture Capital Corporation International also saw the help of Mr Snow.

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