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Awarded for service to the Community
Entered on roll: 2005
Pam Harvey was born in Hobart and educated at the Claremont Primary and Claremont High Schools. She married in 1967 and had two daughters. Pam's involvement in civic life started when she was elected as a member of the Glenorchy Junior Council in 1964.
Pam joined the Glenorchy Meals on Wheels as a volunteer in 1990. She subsequently joined the committee, serving terms as Treasurer and President. She has been a member of the Meals on Wheels State Committee for 10 years and has attended six National Conferences.
Pam’s involvement with the Hobart Chapter of the American Field Scholarships (AFS) commenced in 1996, and she has undertaken a number of roles including Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Assistant Selection Coordinator. She has hosted many international students during this time and been an enthusiastic contributor to, and supporter of, AFS training and fundraising activities.
Pam was made a Life Member of the Child Health Association in 1987 in recognition of her contribution to the Glenorchy Branch. She was a dedicated member of the Parents and Friends Associations and School Councils of both Rosetta Primary School and Oglivie School between 1984 and 1998. She coached basketball and was the coordinator of the Wellington District Basketball Association from 1992 to 1995. Her contribution over many years assisting with gymnastics at the Glenorchy YMCA was recognised in 1984 when she received the Lionel Kable Award. She has also been involved with the Glenorchy Scouts, holding the position of Treasurer for two years and committee membership for four years. Since 2000, Pam has been part of the Rosetta/Montrose Precinct Committee set up by the Glenorchy City Council to act as a liaison between ratepayers and the Council.
Pam teaches the art of quilting at the Rosny Seventh Day Adventist Church and, as a former cancer sufferer, has donated several of her quilts for the annual Cancer Council raffle.
In 2006 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to the community of Glenorchy.