Flood heroes recognised
ST JOHN Ambulance officers from Kingscliff were rewarded for their tireless work in the 2011 Queensland flood clean-up and years of service with a visit from the Commissioner Ken Kelman last weekend.
Regional staff members Fay Gleave and Rob Potts as well as Kingscliff members Dennis Trevithick, Paul Whitten, Shelley Wilson and Mark Lewin were given Queensland Flood Citations.
Ms Gleave said the chance to help flood victims had made it all worthwhile.
"It's what St John is all about; giving and helping," she said.
"It's all worthwhile, it's what we train for."
Regional officer cadet Sally Quinn was admitted to the Order of St John by the Commissioner.
Ms Gleave said she remembered when she was first admitted to the order in 2006, she is now a commander.
"You're awarded that after so many hours of services to the community," she said.
"It's a wonderful thing to be awarded that title."
Also receiving awards for Years of Service were Jayne Fletcher, Les Kelly, Jared Whyborn and Jo Irby.
Ms Gleave said it was a great opportunity for new members to have a chat with the Commissioner and to catch up on the latest changes in the organisation.