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19 February, 2021

Putting out the call to recognise exceptional Sarina women

CREATED in honour of the contributions by Mary Malone, this prestigious award is part of the Sarina Women's Week Awards.

By Andrew Sorensen

Nominations for the Mary Malone Perpetual Award have opened today and Sarina women were encouraged by the Mackay Regional Council to nominate that friend who had a positive impact on the community.

Past winners of the Mary Malone Perpetual Award have included tireless volunteers Colleen Burt and Dianne Barnett and Queensland Country Women’s Association stalwart Lyn Hackett.

The awards are an initiative of the Sarina Neighbourhood Centre and council and are supported by the Queensland Government.

They coincide with Queensland Women's Week, which runs from March 3 to 14.

The theme for the week is 'Celebrate our present. Own our future'.

To nominate someone, email their names, contact details and a brief paragraph about them to the Sarina Neighbourhood Centre team at

Don’t forget to include your name, email and phone number and let them know if you wish to remain anonymous.

Nominations close midnight, March 5. 

To learn more, call the Neighbourhood Centre on 4961 9283.

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