Rowing NSW Life Member Margaret Mackenzie OAM and Rowing NSW Director Chris Noel OAM were recognized in the 2012 Queens Birthday Honours Awards.
Rowing NSW congratulates both Margaret Mackenzie and Chris Noel on their OAMs for their services to rowing. We look forward to both of your contribution to our sport in the years ahead.
Mrs Margaret May MACKENZIE
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION for service to the sport of rowing as a competitor, coach and administrator.
Some of Margaret’s many achievements in rowing include introducing female members at Leichhardt, North Shore, Mosman Rowing Clubs, women’s events in male regattas in NSW and Victoria, assisted in establishing women’s rowing in New Zealand, ACT, assisted in the re-introduction of women rowing in South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, re-introduced sculling for women, resurrected women’s rowing in Victoria, introduced lightweight rowing for women through to international level, developed a program of National Club Championships in all classes of boat and weight divisions, assisted in the extension of the Olympic canoeing program, initiated the introduction of a full program of women’s rowing events in Olympic Games.
Since 1958, at various times Margaret’s has also held many administrative positions such as:
· General Secretary, Australian Women's Rowing Council. Member, Regatta Committee, Rowing Australia.
· President, NSW Rowing Association; Life Member; Chair, Competition Commission; Delegate, Commonwealth Games Association.
· President, NSW Women's Rowing Association; Secretary.
· Secretary, NSW Union of Ex-oarswomen.
· Secretary, NSW Canoe Association. Member, Sydney Ladies Rowing Club, 1951. Associate, Sydney Rowing Club.
· President, Y Rowing (formerly YWCA Victoria Rowing Club), 1968; Founding Member, 1965; Life Member; Coach, 1960s.
· Secretary, Victorian Ladies' Rowing Association.
· NSW Representative, 1955-1954, 1962-1958 and 1964.
· Victorian Representative, on 3 occasions.
· National Team Coach; contributor, National Coach Accreditation Scheme.
· Coach, Heavyweight IV Victoria Team, 1969.
· National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) Level III; NCAS Assessor and Presenter.
Mr Christopher Guy NOEL
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION for service to the sport of rowing in New South Wales.
Chris rowed competitively at school from 1963 to 1967 and then at club level from 1968 to 1972 and 1974 to 1977 where he coached at Sydney University Boat Club (SUBC) from 1979 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1993. Chris has also held many administrative positions such as:
· Served on the Board as a Director of Rowing New South Wales since 2006, serving 15 months as President in from 2007.
· Former President, Sydney University Boat Club; Vice-President; Rowing Program Coordinator, since 1993; Coach, 1979-1985 and 1989-1993; Member, since 1960s.
· Founder, Sydney University Rowing Foundation, 2005.
· Vice-President, Management Committee, Sydney University Sport and Fitness, 1991-2009; University Senate Representative.
· Member, Australian University Sport Rowing Advisory Group, since 2003.
· President, King's Cup Committee (supports the New South Wales Interstate Rowing Team).
· Honorary Fellow, University of Sydney, for services to sport and rowing, 2007.
Rowing NSW also acknowledges and congratulates Graham Coldwell and Elaine Guterres for being awarded a MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION:
· Graham David COLDWELL, Stirling , SA. For service to the sport of rowing in South Australia, and
. Elaine May GUTERRES, SA. For service to the sport of rowing, particularly through the South Australian Women's Rowing Association.