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Beverley Helen Holman

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Beverley Holman

Awarded for service to Community Advocacy and Inclusion

Born: 31 January 1944

Entered on roll: 2021

Exceptional leadership for community organisation

Retired kindergarten teacher Beverley Holman has been a tireless community volunteer throughout her adult life.

In 1994, Beverley was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and retired from the Association in 2014 after 42 years of service.  Beverley joined the Australian Nursing Mothers Association (now Australian Breastfeeding Association) in 1972 and became a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Group Leader in 1974, Tasmanian Branch President (1979-1982), National Board Member (1983-1985 and 1990-1992) and National President (1985).

Beverley was a Board Member of the Mersey Leven Child Care Services from 1991 to 2007. In 2007, Beverley was awarded Life Membership in recognition of her outstanding commitment and dedication to families, children and the Mersey Leven Childcare community. Beverley has also held the position of President with the local Child Health Association.

In 1987 Beverley joined the Australian Lace Guild and held the positions of State President (2000-2003), North West Secretary (2004-2005), State Representative (2004-2005), State Secretary from 2018 and North West President from 2016-20. Beverley was one of four lace makers to make the new Devonport Mayoral Lace.

Beverley contributed to the publishing of The History of North West Lace in 2012. During the COVID-19 restrictions, Beverley helped instigate the newsletter Connecting our Pillows.

Beverley was the first female to be elected president of the Devonport Golf Club (2010-2014) and has also held the positions of Ladies Secretary (2005-2008), Board Member (2007-2014), Ladies Vice President (2015-2016), Ladies President (2017-2018), a member of the Sponsorship Committee from 2008 and the Policy Review Committee from 2013-2018.

Beverley was elected to the Board of Golf Tasmania in 2016, holding the portfolio of Golf Development.

Beverley also led the Devonport Girl Guides group from 1964-1966 and assisted with the 1st Devonport Cub Group from 1975-1980.

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