By Emilie Ng
NOMINATIONS are open for The Catholic Leader’s 2015 Community Leader Awards showcasing excellence in Catholic leadership in schools, parishes and ministries.
The annual national award allows Catholics to nominate themselves or another Catholic who has worked tirelessly for the Church and the wider community.
Winner of the 2014 Community Leader of the Year award, St Mary’s Catholic College staff member Pam Radcliffe, said the award had helped her “charge the batteries” needed for her work in the school and the Kingaroy parish.
The Prep to Year 6 student wellbeing leader received the award for her tireless work at St Mary’s Catholic parish and connecting school over the past 18 years.
Mrs Radcliffe said her aim was to be “the human face” of Christ at St Mary’s College.
She said the award had also reminded her that her work with young people in a small town had an impact on the wider community.
“I’ve got the award sitting at my desk, and when I look at it, it’s a reminder of the wonderful accolades I’ve received, and that someone noticed and took the time to nominate me,” Mrs Radcliffe said.
“It’s given me another filter or lens to view the things I’ve done.
“I have this sense of ‘thank you’, of wanting to give back to the community by being the best I can.”
Mrs Radcliffe encouraged all Catholics to nominate this year and showcase the excellent work achieved across a multitude of professions and ministries.
“Catholic schools are not the only way we’re helping the community,” she said.
“We are a part of a much bigger thing.”
Nominate now at www.theleaders.com.au