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Awards bestowed by HRH Prince Leonard on the occasion of His 89th Birthday!
Twenty Seventh day of August 2014

 

 

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The Honourable

Mr Ray Henson
(Hendersonville, Tennessee - U.S.A.)

Awarded the Title of "The Honourable" by HRH Prince Leonard for his dedicated voluntary service
to Veterans.

Ray, whilst employed as Assistant Principal of a High School, still found time to contribute, to date, over 400 hours of voluntary service to veterans as chaplain and commander of Nashville Post 5 American Legion, as a volunteer chaplain at VA Hospital, Nashville, TN, and as chaplain and deputy funeral honours director for the Tennessee State Guard; Ray also serves as chaplain coordinator for the Military Chaplains Association of the United States.

Congratulations
Hon. Mr
Ray Henson
 

 
 

 

 

Order of Wisdom and Learning
 
     


C.O.W.L.  

Companion  (COWL)


C.O.W.L.  

  Mr. John Hodge
(Warialda - N.S.W. -  AUSTRALIA.)

Bestowed with the Rank of Companion of the Order of Wisdom and Learning
For outstanding services
in the areas of natural history, botany, education and tourism.

Following his retirement Mr Hodge has since become a dedicated amateur natural scientist with links to professional botanists and several universities. His many journeys of exploration throughout the Gwydir region have resulted in numerous finds including Lepidodendrum fossils, aboriginal art, and his rediscovery of the location of the quarry that produced the ‘Warialda Marble’ used extensively in the interior of the Commonwealth Bank head office in Sydney.
He also discovered a new cycad species, subsequently named ‘Macrozamia hodgei Rebner’, as well as discovering numerous other different, as yet unnamed cycad species that have been validated by DNA research.

His volunteer work in the fields of Botany, history, education and tourism continue.............

 

Congratulations!
Mr. John Hodge COWL


 

Mr. Amechai Bawden
(Mount Gambier - S.A. -  AUSTRALIA)

Bestowed with the Rank of Companion of the Order of Wisdom and Learning
For outstanding services
in the areas of disabilities & sport.

Amechai is an 18 year old young man who is an inspirational ambassador to the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, autism, brain damage and epilepsy. Described at age 10 as uneducable by the education department he has since gone on to illustrate a book Max & the Knight has been used as a case study at conferences, workshops, in teacher training and to assist children in need.
Amechai has repeatedly pushed the boundaries on what he can achieve thus creating positive inspiration to both people with disabilities and people in the community. He was an integral part of bringing Special Olympics to his region and an original member of the SO state soccer team.
He has been brave in facing both his own personal demons and low expectations from others to achieve sporting prowess and learn new skills. People see him as inspirational and creative creating connections to share a more positive light towards people with disability in the community.
Through the Knight from the book written for him to illustrate he has learnt to trust in his own judgement again shining in his own unique way. He is a very fitting Award recipient and he will continue to challenge stereotypes and navigate obstacles as he pushes boundaries.

 

Congratulations!
Mr. Amechai Bawden COWL

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K.O.W.L.
Knight (KOWL)
K.O.W.L.
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Mr. Martin Gray J.P. M.App.Ling, M.Ed. OIOM.
(Singleton - N.S.W. - AUSTRALIA)

Bestowed with the Rank of Knight of the Order of Wisdom and Learning
Nominated by his Peers and recognized by the Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River, for his services particularly in the sporting arena as competitor, referee and educator.

Mr. Gray has represented Australia at Sumo wrestling, and still fundraises and referees when he can; he is a referee in the Newcastle/Hunter Rugby Union competition and has represented Japan at Rugby league.
He is also the president of the Association of Australian Celtic wrestlers; an organisation which aims to preserve the history and practice of the forms of wrestling which were popular in Australia in the pre-federation era ; The two styles mainly being Scottish Backhold and Cornish wrestling styles, both with roots over 2000 years old in the Celtic Home nations. He and several other wrestling enthusiasts have been organising events at their own expense in Glenn Innes, Sydney and the Hunter Valley. Most recently the AACW travelled to the Cornish Triangle in South Australia, to the largest Cornish festival in the world outside of England, the Kernewek lowender, where they brought back, after a decade long absence, the traditional art of ‘Wrasslin’.  Martin was the head “Stickler” or referee.
As part of the Australian Traditional wrestling group, he has assisted with events of Mongolian and Korean communities with their wrestling styles, as well as Coreeda, the Australian Aboriginal marital art.


Sir Martin Gray Front-Left

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Congratulations!
Sir Martin Gray J.P. M.App.Ling, M.Ed. OIOM., KOWL.
 

 

   

 

 

   
   
Illustrious Order of Merit  
 
   


K.I.O.M.

Knight (KIOM)


K.I.O.M.

   

Mr. Graham Moxey JP, ASM.
(Ridgedale, Saskatchewan, CANADA)


Bestowed with the Rank of Knight of the Illustrious Order of Merit for:
Services to education and the local community for very, very many years.

Some of Mr Moxey's Volunteer Service History and Awards:

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Mr. Moxey medically retired as NSW Ambulance Service Station Officer in July 2004.
He was awarded the Long Service Medal (1995) and the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in 2002 which is awarded annually with no more than one award each year for each 1000, or part thereof of permanent members of a state.
 

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Apexian from 1989 until 2002 (Life Member, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer)
 

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State Emergency Service Unit Controller since 2008
 

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First Aid Instructor / Examiner from 1982 until present
 

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‘Blue Light DJ’ from 1989 to 2004
 

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Past Secretary of the Warialda Pre-school
 

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Member of Local Health Advisory Committee since 2001
 

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Director of the ‘’Warialda Golf and Bowling Club’ 2000-2007, Treasurer 2008-2010, and currently Chairman since 2002
 

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Past Secretary and Treasurer of the ‘Warialda Men’s Bowling Club’.
 

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Caretaker and co-signatory of the ‘Warialda Community Aid Account’ since its establishment in 1991
 

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Warialda ‘Citizen of the Year (2000)
 

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Justice of the Peace (NSW)



Congratulations!
Sir
Graham Moxey JP, ASM., KIOM

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Serene Order of Leonard

   


K.S.O.L.

Knight (KSOL)


K.S.O.L.

   

Mr. Cole Michael (Skip) Lissiman, OAM
(Nth. Coogee - W.A. - AUSTRALIA)


Bestowed with the Rank of Knight of the Serene Order of Leonard:

A foundation member of the Royal Hutt River Silvertails
, Skip has proven to be a competitive and active
rider
who gets out there and away he goes.
Neither his love for the sport nor his competitive nature however will allow him to see past the needs of
his fellow man and that aspect of his being could not have been displayed better than an event that occurred in
the October 2013 Cape to Cape race, held in the Augusta (W.A) bush region, approximately 6 kms from Augusta.
Skip came across a nasty accident where a fellow rider had come off his bike at speed resulting in some serious injuries. Without any thought for his race position Skip immediately stopped and rendered assistance, staying with the injured rider for more than 45 mins waiting the arrival of an ambulance.
The race of course was lost for Skip who's only concern was for his fellow rider.

That injured rider has now recovered and was the primary nominee for this award for Skip, penning these words:..

".... As I lay on the track unable to move my nominee, Cole Michael Lissiman was the first on the scene. His actions and bravery quite possibly saved my life and at the least, saved me from further serious injury. As I lay on the track, other competitors were coming down the hill at a similar very fast speed. Skip immediately made himself visible in the middle of the track (thereby putting his own body at risk). He flagged down another competitor and told that competitor to ride back up the hill 50 meters and warn competitors to slow down because there was a rider down. This person did this. He also flagged another rider and asked them to ride on to the next stationed official to alert them to the accident. Skip then cradled my broken limb and body until the ambulance arrived. This took around 45 minutes as the ambulance had to work out a way to get down the track and also had to wait for all competitors to clear the track.
Skip stayed in the cradling position for all that time and beyond, until the ambulance crew were able to transfer me to the ambulance. I have since learnt that Skip has had first aid training and used those skills in rescuing me. His prompt actions quite possibly saved my life. If as I lay on the track with a punctured left lung, had been hit by a bike on my right side and punctured my right lung, the accident would have been fatal. Skips quick actions, sacrifice and bravery prevented that. He also sacrificed his position in the event by assisting me. After I was taken away by ambulance, he decided to continue riding the event, albeit by that time he was in last place, by a long way. Skip is surely a worthy recipient of some recognition for his bravery and care on that day...." 

With a nomination heavily supported by many more of his Peers, there is certainly no lack of support for the actions, personality and deserving of this RHR Silvertails rider.

A very worthy member of the RHR Silvertails and now a Knight of the Principality.



Sir 'Skip' seen here second in the bunch.

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Congratulations!
Sir Cole Michael (Skip) Lissiman, OAM., KSOL.
 

 

   
   

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