Chopper volunteer receives OAM for his service
LAST time you saw Ken Jolley, of Goonellabah, chances are he had a Westpac chopper raffle stub in his hand.
"I wouldn't have a clue how many raffle tickets I've sold,” he laughed.
"When I was in Vietnam we called the choppers 'life saving machines'.
"I know how important they are in saving lives and wanted to help the community.”
Mr Jolley's service includes:
Volunteer, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, since 1985.
Chief Parade Marshall, Anzac Day March, City of Lismore, Sub-Branch Returned and Services League of Australia (South Lismore Sub-Branch and Lismore Sub-Branch amalgamated in 1983), since 1985 and member since 1970 and life member since 2001.
Volunteer, Richmond Valley Day Club, Lismore, since 2000.
Member, Vietnam Veterans Association (Far North Coast), since 1987 and Reunion Organiser, 2 Field Troop Royal Australian Engineers, many years.
Volunteer, Driver Reviver Program
He was recipient of Citizen of the Year, Lismore City Council, 2011.