Last Friday Narromine’s Gay Richardson was presented with a service medal for her services to Red Cross for more than 30 years.
Mrs Richardson joined Red Cross in July 1982. During this time she has served as treasurer, secretary and president as well as organising street stalls, garden morning teas, meals on wheels, drought relief packages, Red Cross calling and many, many, more activities.
President of Narromine Red Cross, Julie Davis, said Gay was one of the very quiet achievers that gets in and gets the job done with no fanfare and no accolades expected.
“Gay is always on the lookout for new members and follows up with a phone call to remind them if and when they join takes on the mentoring role and ensure that they feel welcome and are involved with what is happening,” Mrs Davis said.
“Gay is our historian and always keeps impeccable records through the minute books as well as any other titbit information about events held, joining dates, membership and more.
“If you need to know anything about our branch you only have to ask Gay and she will have the information to you very promptly. Gay certainly is a wonderful source of our history in Narromine Red Cross.”
According to Mrs Davis, one of the most enduring qualities that Gay has is reliability and punctuality.
“These are very rare in a lot of organisations these days,” she said.
“Gay is always at a meeting at least 30 minutes early to make sure that the door is open, kettle is on, seating arranged, cooling /heating is going as well as supplying morning/afternoon tea for the meeting or event.
“I feel that Gay represents all that Red Cross stands for and is very deserving of an award.”
Congratulations Gay on more than 30 years’ service to Red Cross.