AMBA Appreciation Awards Winners 2018

The AMBA Appreciation Awards program was established to acknowledge AMBA members’ valued contributions and introduce dedicated, creative and innovative individuals and clubs to their peers on a national level. The awards promote teamwork and recognise activities that increase the profile of AMBA within local and national communities. 

 

 

2018 Winners

Local Award

Fiona Lally
Eastern Area Multiple Birth Association

Fiona Lally 2018

Awarded to an individual or club who embodies one or more of the AMBA values and has delivered a service or benefit outside the defined role or expectation of their club or committee position. This club or individual will have demonstrated the value in an exceptional manner, leading to the betterment of multiple birth families within their local area or their state.

Fiona demonstrated the value of ‘Respect Unity’ in her work as AMBA Victoria President. She has uniting clubs across her state by building strong relationships and providing opportunities for them to work more collaboratively. Fiona has attended club meetings right around Victoria and set up communication channels for Presidents and clubs. She has actively recruited to ensure clubs are represented on the state committee and her vision of an AMBA Vic Website and Facebook page are now a reality

 

National Award

Joanne O'Keefe
Nepean Multiple Birth Association

Joanne OKeefe 2018

Awarded to an individual or club who embodies one or more of the AMBA values and has delivered a service or benefit outside the defined role or expectation of their club or committee position, or within a national project team role. This club or individual will have demonstrated the value in an exceptional manner, benefiting the wider multiple birth community of Australia.

Joanne demonstrated the value of ‘Inspire Action’ by raising awareness at the NSW state government level of the heightened risks the multiple birth families face. Representing affiliated clubs as president of AMBA NSW, Jo prepared a submission will real life case studies and examples highlighting the gaps and lack of support services that our member families face at each stage of their multiple birth journey. Joanne along with AMBA Chairperson Ashlee Tenberge, were able to formally present this paper at a Government enquiry in parliament.

 

Pat Stewart Memorial Award

Phillipa Dwyer
Brisbane Southside Multiple Birth Association

Phillipa Dwyer 2018

Awarded to an individual, or individuals, who have undertaken a significant project that improves the welfare of multiple birth children and their families throughout Australia. This is a prestigious award that reflects the unwavering commitment to AMBA by Pat Stewart for over 30 years. Her impact was groundbreaking, within Australia and overseas.

Phillipa demonstrated the value of ‘Inspire Action’ with her development of an expectant parent information webinar. As president of AMBAQ, she wanted to ensure this important service was accessible to all families, including those who lived in rural and remote areas. Phillipa shared this resource at a national level so that all AMBA clubs could utilise this valuable resource to support families expecting twins, triplets or more.

 

AMBA Service Award

Donna Shields
Newcastle
Multiple Birth Association

Donna Shields 2018
Marion Gevers
Newcastle
Multiple Birth Association

Marion Gevers 2018
Nikki Webb
South West
Multiple Birth Association

Nikki Webb 2018
Rachel Brooks
Sunshine Coast
Multiple Birth Association

Rachel Brooks 2018

Awarded to AMBA volunteers who have achieved a minimum of ten years of service in a club, state and/or national project team/board role. These extraordinary individuals are the stalwarts of AMBA. They fill vacancies, mentor newer committee members, provide wisdom, experience and a steady hand and keep our clubs and local services running for the benefit of multiple birth families.