AME Systems’ Board Secretary, Dianne Radford, has officially received her Order of Australia (OAM) at an Investiture Ceremony on 19 April at Government House hosted by the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
Awarded in the General Division for service to the community of Ararat, Dianne’s citation for her OAM included her services as:
- Inaugural Secretary, Ararat Branch, Blue Ribbon Foundation, since 2002.
- Secretary, Annual Grampians Ride to Remember (funds raised go to support the Ararat Hospital).
- Secretary, Ararat Legacy, since 2017 and President, 2005-2006; Coordinator, Anzac visits to Shrine of Remembrance, many years; Senior Vice President; Junior Vice President; Welfare Chairperson; Member, since 1997.
- Board Secretary, AME Systems since 2010.
- Former Community Liaison Officer, East Grampians Health Service and Coordinator and fundraiser, ‘Building for the Future’ Committee, 2002-2010.
- Established the annual Women, Wisdom and Wellbeing Dinner, since 2002.
Dianne has also been the Ararat Rural City Council’s inaugural Australia Day Ararat Ambassador since January 2017, a role that has allowed her to become even more familiar with the region’s community groups.
Having received a letter informing her of her new official title, Dianne was amused to note she could now put the letters OAM after her name.
“I had a little chuckle as whenever I’m signing anything I’m always in a hurry,” she said.
As a highly valued member of the AME Systems team and an enthusiastic ambassador for the wider community, we are extremely proud of Dianne’s achievement and recognition.
It is very much deserved for all the hard work and time invested in many areas throughout the local community.