AMBA Appreciation Awards Winners 2019

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. 

 

 

2019 Winners

Local Award

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.

Ariane Tebb

Ariane Tebb

Frankston Peninsula Multiple Birth Association

Ariane has demonstrated the value of ‘Serve Families’, with her tireless efforts supporting new and expectant families. She currently holds the position of Family Support Coordinator and Breast Pump Hire Coordinator. Ariane is in regular contact with new families to see how they are coping and organises meal deliveries to new parents as well as to families who are going through difficult times. She arranged for her club to be set up as an agency who can access emergency food and clothes for families in crisis. Ariane also coordinates breast pump hire, has organised sample bags and co-presents the expectant parents evenings at Frankston Hospital. She assists with club fundraising and still attends playgroup every week with her 4 year old twins so that she can support the new mums.

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DVMBA School Readiness Team

Diamond Valley Multiple Birth Association

The DVMBA School Readiness team demonstrated the value of ‘Serve Families’. They worked together to combine their professional skills and knowledge to develop a comprehensive workshop on school readiness and considerations for multiples. The team consisted of a pediatric occupational therapist, pediatric psychologist, school teachers, parent of preschools and parent of recent school starters. This session was opened up to, and attended by, other local Victorian clubs and will be replicated again in the future.

 

National Award

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.

 Naomi Dorland

Naomi Dorland

Brisbane Multiple Birth Association Northside

Naomi has demonstrated the value of ‘Inspire Action’ with her commitment to supporting multiple birth families through a variety of multimedia platforms. Naomi’s passion for supporting families with multiples, lead her to establishing Twinfo. Twinfo is an online directory of products and services for twins and higher order multiples. Naomi also established the Parents of Multiples Australia Facebook group which has well over 4000 members and along with Nicky Ainley, Naomi has recently developed a podcast called Talking twins and more. Naomi has made many media connections and tirelessly pursues opportunities to raise the profile of multiple birth families and AMBA.

 

Pat Stewart Memorial Award

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.

Ashlee Tenberge

Ashlee Tenberge

AMBA Chairperson/North West Sydney Multiple Birth Association

Monica Rankin

Monica Rankin

ICOMBO Chairperson/Casey and District Multiple Birth Association

 Ashlee and Monica have demonstrated the value of ‘Serve Families’ with their contribution to the Multiple Perspectives discussion Paper. They have helped raise awareness of the unique needs of Multiple Birth families, across the nation, through both written contributions and media promotion of the paper. This first-ever international discussion paper is a collaboration between multiple-birth agencies and has brought together the experience and expertise of many stakeholders. The discussion paper aims to identify the difficulties facing multiple-birth babies and their families, the gaps in our current knowledge, and the way forward to address these gaps.

 

AMBA Service Award

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.

Amelia Haddock

Amelia Haddock

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association



Sharyn Sellers

Sharyn Sellers

Illawarra South Coast Multiple Birth Association

 

AMBA Life Membership

AMBA Life Membership is an extremely prestigious award with only 6 other people in this exclusive category. The life award recognises exceptional contributions to AMBA and is the pinnacle award of our organisation.


Kay Whowell

Kay Whowell

North West Sydney Multiple Birth Association