An OAM for Doris Dumbrill

Doris’s Story

I received the Order of Australia Medal for service to the community through a range of roles.

I have held executive positions over many years.

For the Waratahs Rugby Club in Newcastle, I was Secretary for the Junior Club, as well as Manager of one of the Junior teams, Co-edited and produced the Senior Club weekly newsletter for many years.

For Lions Clubs International. I have held the positions of Lions District 201N3 Cabinet Secretary – for Lions Zone 6 – Zone Chairman – been on the Committee for the District Youth of the Year project – Leader in District Youth of the Year camp.

For the Lions Club Jesmond – I have held the positions of President (twice), Treasurer, Youth of the Year Chairman, Membership Chairman, and have the honour of being the first female member of Jesmond Lions Club. Lions Clubs originally was a men only Service Club.

I have several Lions Clubs Awards, the most important being, a Melvin Jones fellow, (the highest Lions Club Award).

For Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church Lambton – I have been Treasurer, Parish Councillor, Co-Leader of “Lollypops Playgroup”, Synod Representative, Presentation Board Member, and Mothers Union Member.

Doris is a valued member of our Church Family, and is a true blessing to all who know her. Asked why she has spent a lifetime, been involved with community, and church – Doris stated “As a Christian, I believe we are put on this earth to serve each other”. 


Footnote: Doris travelled to Government House Sydney, with her son Keith, and Grandson Peter, where she was presented with her OAM Medal by the State Governor Margaret Beasley.

The Dumbrill Family have always being proud of their Mum, and doubly proud, to see her being rewarded for her lifetime of love and achievements. Doris now 89, continues to volunteer with Lions and Church projects wherever needed. This award is well earned. A true servant to all.

Daphney Whelan, Secretary | Lambton Mothers Union

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