For her long standing contribution to AFGW NSW, Mrs Joan Smith (seen above with The Honourable Jenny Aitchison MP) was recognised at the recent Jean Arnott Luncheon where women 90 years and over are celebrated for their community service contributions.

Joan who studied science and biochemistry and later became a science teacher at Fort St High School, as did Jean Arnott for whom the recognition event is named, brought her experience to AFGW NSW and acted as Scholarship Assessor and has held a variety of roles in the City and Hunter Branches. See Joan’s citation below:

‘Joan has a long history of community service which has benefitted the whole community, but particularly women. She is a long standing member of the Australian Federation of Graduate Women NSW, an organisation whose main object is to enable women to complete their education at tertiary level. She is currently a member of Hunter Branch and an active member of their Branch Executive Committee. Joan has been District Commissioner of Concord Girl Guides, and when living in Avalon NSW was a volunteer driver for Anglicare Avalon.  On moving to the Central Coast, Joan was a volunteer for Community Transport with Wyong Shire Council and a volunteer at Samaritans Op Shop.  She has also volunteered with World Vision at Gosford and Maitland.  Joan is a member of the National Trust Friends of Grossman House, Maitland.  AFGW NSW is proud to nominate Ms Smith to be recognised at the 2019 Jean Arnot Memorial Luncheon.’

We warmly congratulate Joan on this well deserved recognition.