In an unusual tribute, Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts has compared Lane Cove Australia Day Award winner Cate Turner OAM to the tireless Duracell bunny.
“An outstanding woman from my electorate is Cate Turner who has been a finalist in the A H Beard Community Hero Award category of the 2016 NSW Woman of the Year Awards,” Mr Roberts said.
“Cate is like the Duracell Battery bunny, she never slows down.”
Turner is a past State chair of the Older Women’s Network, passionately advocating for the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women.
She is also past President of the Sydney Lions Club, the first woman in this role and is the current organiser of the annual Centenarians Function at Government House for the Sydney Lions Club.
“Cate has also provided ten years as a reader on radio station 2RPH , reading newspapers and magazines for the sight impaired.
“And even today, at age 87, Cate continues to volunteer in a variety of roles.
“For 15 years Cate has served as treasurer of the Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation in recognition of the first people of this country.
“Her dedication to the service of her community is a credit to a remarkable woman.”
Cate Turner’s Australia Day nomination also recognises her achievement in the Housing Sector as well as The Women’s Electoral Lobby where she served as Convenor from 1994 to 1996 and as an executive member from 1994 to 2000.
She was President of the Lions Club of Sydney (2012-2014) and the Organiser of Centenarians Function from 2006 to 2016 and member since 2005.
Her awards are listed as; Finalist, AH Beard Community Hero Award, NSW Women of the Year, 2016; Recipient, Award for Community Activism, Edna Ryan Awards, 2003; Recipient, Community Service Award, Government of NSW, 2001 and Recipient, Citizenship Award, Lane Cove Council, 2007.
Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts and Lane Cove’s Cate Turner OAM