Clunes volunteer wins achievement award

Clunes volunteer Dr Tess Brady has been awarded for her service to the community at a presentation night in Melbourne. 

Dr Tess Brady at the 2017 Regional Achievement and Community Awards on Friday October 13.

Dr Tess Brady at the 2017 Regional Achievement and Community Awards on Friday October 13.

Dr Brady was presented with the Life Activities Clubs Victoria and Henry Carus and Associates Senior Achievement Award on Friday October 13. 

She was one of the four original members of the Clunes Booktown team who hosted the first Booktown Festival in 2007.  

Dr Brady said the award was a great honour, but also an honour for Clunes. 

“There I was in front of 400 people who had made significant contributions to their community and achievements in their own places so I felt really honoured to be there, but this really was for Clunes,” she said.  

“It was for the people who came together and worked so hard and turned our village around. It really is a team effort. It can never ever be one person.

“Clunes really is a can do community… What terrific luck for me that I found such a fantastic community to work with.” 

Dr Brady was one of 10 category winners at the 2017 Regional Achievement and Community Awards. 

Over 400 guests gathered at the event to celebrate regional Victoria’s high achievers and community contributors. 

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