Queen’s Birthday honour to Mr Jack Anastas OAM

It is with the greatest honour that I congratulate one of our own, Mr Jack Anastas, on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Jack was rightly recognised for a lifetime of service to the welfare of veterans of the Australian Defence Force, and the community, as follows:

President, National Association of Extremely Disabled War Veterans, NSW Branch, 2012-2017.
Representative (Central Coast), Spitfire Association, since 2005.
Former Supporter, Brisbane Water (NSW) Legacy Club.
Honorary Treasurer, Police Blue Light Disco, Gosford, 1983-1996.

Lions Clubs International:
Member, Terrigal – Wamberal Lions Club, current.
Former Member, Gosford City Lions Club and Killarney Bateau Lions Club.
Former Chairman, Kids Diabetes Camp NSW (was a project of the Gosford Lions Club)
Member, since 1973.
Life Member.
District Governor, District 201N3, 1995-1996 and Deputy District Governor, 1984-1985.

Returned and Services League of Australia:
Cronulla Sub-Branch:
Caterer, 7 years.
Board Member, 8 years.
Life Member, since 1994.
Member, since 1949.

Jack, from myself, the committee and indeed the whole Spitfire Association membership, please accept our sincere congratulations. We are privileged to have you as a member.


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Central Coast Newspapers. www.centralcoastnews.net
Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, www.pmc.gov.au