01 June 2017
National President Cr Coral Ross was awarded a Life Membership at the Annual General Meeting on 31st May. President Helen Coleman, in detailing the reason for the Award, stated that Coral Ross joined ALGWA early in 2005, was elected Metro Vice President in 2010 and, on the resignation of President Kate Lempriere in August 2011, became co-president with Rural Vice President Jean Wise. She was elected President in 2012, and served for two terms, retiring from the Presidency as required under the Constitution. She is however, still on the Executive, serving as Metro Representative
As well as her involvement with the Victorian branch, Coral has been the delegate to the National Board, serving as Vice President from 2012 and President from 2015. She was recently re-elected for a second term as National President.
During Coral’s six year term on the Executive she has contributed an enormous amount of time and effort in helping to run the organization, as well as handling media enquiries. But she has also shown exceptional leadership, and demonstrated significant abilities in the field of strategic planning.
It was the unanimous decision of the Executive to award to Coral a Life Membership of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association.
The certificate citation reads as follows: In recognition of your distinguished service and leadership as the President and long serving committee member of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Victorian Branch. Your dedication and high ideals have been an inspiration for many women and all who serve in Local Government.