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2018 GAMAA JOINT WINNER: Prudence Cawley


JOINT WINNER: Prudence Cawley, Vice President, Buderim Historical Society

Prue Cawley is recognised for her ongoing commitment and dedication to the Buderim Historical Society (BHS) and wider Buderim community over many years. Since 2006, she has served on the BHS Management Committee; performing the role of Secretary for several years; as President from 2010 to 2017; and currently as Vice President.

Not afraid to embrace new ideas and learn from industry experts, Prue has actively upgraded her skills and openly shared her new-found knowledge with her fellow volunteers.  She is the driving force behind the BHS Social Fundraising Group, staging various events including the St Patricks Day concert and annual Christmas soirée at Pioneer Cottage to support the Society’s activities.

Prue has also been active in the Buderim War Memorial Community Association, performing several roles on the Management Committee and volunteering at the Old Post Office, the Visitor Centre for Buderim, on a regular basis. In these roles, she has raised the profile of the Buderim Historical Society and established excellent networks with other community groups including the Buderim Garden Club, Foote Sanctuary and The Buderim – Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc.

Cr Rick Baberowski, Sunshine Coast Council with Prue Cawley, Buderim Historical Society – Joint Winner of Individuals: Volunteer Staff category. Photograph by Krista Eppelstun, courtesy of Museums & Galleries Queensland.


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