The SIAHTO changeover dinner was held at the Narrabri RSL Club on Tuesday, November 23.
SIAHTO members and special guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner with the focus of the night centred around SIAHTO’s 2021 Woman of the Year accolade to Narrabri resident Mrs Dawn Armstrong to a rapturous crowd.
Outgoing president Kim Owens outlined the events of the year in her report and congratulated the club on the varied events and meetings it has been able to hold throughout the year despite COVID interruptions.
Mrs Owens thanked her committee members for its support.
“Having never been the president of anything before I can honestly say I have really enjoyed my time as president of SIAHTO in 2021.
“SIAHTO stands for Self-Improvement and Help to Others, and I have lived that this year”.
Awards handed out throughout the evening included a Motivation Award to outgoing president Kim Owens and a Friendship Award to incoming assistant secretary Joanne Gordon.
SIAHTO members pride themselves on presenting donations consistently each year to organisations within the community.
Donations given throughout 2021 were presented to Narrabri High School, Narrabri Public School, Narrabri West Public School, St Francis Xavier School, St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.
The club’s major donation for 2021 was presented at the changeover dinner to Donna MacMillan, manager of Narrabri Meals on Wheels.
The office bearers for 2022 includes incoming president Tracey Thompson, senior vice president Jenny Wilson, junior vice president Cheryl Hennessey, secretary Sharyn Norrie, assistant secretary Joanne Gordon, treasurer Ann Loder, assistant treasurer Sharon Farnham, commissariat Karen Fenton, assistant commissariat Trish Allison with Noeline Kiss and Trish Mackereth serving on the committee.
Incoming president Tracey Thompson was delighted with the success of the night.
“Our 2021 SIAHTO Woman of the Year and vhangeover dinner was a great success.
“I was honoured to be presenting a very deserving recipient, Dawn Armstrong with our 2021 Woman of the Year award.
“As incoming president, I am looking forward to working with our new committee to provide some interesting and fun events in 2022.
“We had a capacity crowd attending at the Narrabri RSL on Tuesday night and the evening was enjoyed by all”.
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Back, Dawn Armstrong, Sheryl Barnes, front, Kerrie Haire and Jean Fairless.
Incoming SIAHTO committee: Trish Mackereth, Noeline Kiss, Trish Allison, Sharon Farnham, treasurer Ann Loder, Joanne Gordon, commissariat Karen Fenton, outgoing president Kim Owens, secretary Sharyn Norrie, incoming president Tracey Thompson and vice-president Jenny Wilson. Absent junior vice president Cheryl Hennessey.
2021 SIAHTO major donation cheque being presented to Donna MacMillan (left) from Meals on Wheels Narrabri, by presenter Trish Mackereth.
2021 SIAHTO Perfect Attendance awardEEs: Back, Olwyn Campey, Kim Owens, Heather Caton, front, Joanne Gordon and Tracey Thompson.
Winner of the 2021 SIAHTO Perpetual Friendship award Joanne Gordon with presenter, outgoing president Kim Owens.
Back, Sharon Farnham, Kristine Allen, Heather Caton, Gloria Brown, front, Helen and Gordon Cain.
John and Pat Hardgrave and Diane Streeter.
Beth Sky and Trish Dandridge.
Donna MacMillan, Sharyn Norrie, Trish Allison, Judy Wilson, Carolynne Tomlinson and Olwyn Campey.
Back, Andrea Webb, Amanda and Tom Bennett, centre, Jenni Hayne and Noeline Kiss, front, Joan Griffiths and Trish Mackereth.
Colin Armstrong, Dawn Armstrong and Patricia Lawty.
Dawn Armstrong, Ronnie Dewar, Marie Coleman, Caryn Saunders and Carol Armstrong.
Back, John Fenton, Kylie Hatch, front, Lesley and Robert Anderson and Karen Fenton.
Outgoing SIAHTO committee: back, Joan Griffiths, Trish Mackereth, Jenny Wilson, Karen Fenton. Joanne Gordon, Trish Allison, Ann Loder, front, Pat Hardgrave, Gloria Brown, outgoing president Kim Owens, incoming president Tracey Thompson and Noeline Kiss.