Eldership Awards

for outstanding leadeship

Congratulations to Pat and Margarita!

Pat Harman and Margarita White-McColl are the 2018 recipients of the Hospice Volunteers Eldership Award for Outstanding Leadership, Contribution and Example.

The Award for Eldership is the highest honour within our Organisation and was presented to this year’s recipients at our biennial Volunteer Recognition Event celebrated at Rydges Hotel on May 22.

Presenting the awards, Hospice Volunteers Manager Anna Mackey said that Pat and Margarita had given exemplary service to the community of Southern Tasmania through their various roles. “We have benefitted tremendously from the efforts of these two extraordinary women and the seeds of goodwill they have sewn in our community. Their service has been an inspiration to us all.”

Anna also acknowledged the recent retirement of Pat Harman who started with Hospice Volunteers in 2009: “Pat’s thoughtful and unassuming contributions have been deeply appreciated and we thank her for all she has taught us.”

First presented in 2014, the Eldership Award has recognised the outstanding contributions of Jeanette Bray and Lucia Ikin (2014), and Margaret Driessen and Maria Pate (2016)

Recipients of the Hospice Volunteers Eldership Award for Outstanding Leadership, Contribution and Example: Pat Harman (second from right) and Margarita White-McColl (right) with Gloria Sweatnam (second from left) and Agata  Hribersek(left) who both received the Spirit of Hospice Awards