AUSTRALIA DAY: Norma Fisher

BORN and raised in the Gloucester district, Norma Fisher says her grandparents are the people she most aspires to be like.

Raised in Stratford, Norma is a member of the Minimbah Elders and is the chairperson of the Booken Booken Elders Group.

Norma has been involved with the Gloucester Tidy Towns group for nearly two decades and is currently the organisation’s chairperson.

Gloucester received four Tidy Towns awards in the 2013 State finals, including the award for tidiest town with a population under 4000.

“I’m very proud of the success we achieved as a town last year,” Norma said.

“I was so honoured to be included with the recipients of the awards. The Tucker Patch, Men’s Shed, council and the Chamber of Commerce all deserve enormous credit for their efforts.”

A retired nurse, mother of two, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma is a tireless community volunteer.

She volunteers with Meals on Wheels, the RSL Women’s Auxiliary, Palliative Care, Gloucester Historical Society and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group at Gloucester High School.  

Her involvement and tireless efforts with the running of the Rural Women’s Gathering held in Gloucester in 2011 contributed significantly to the staging of a hugely successful event.

“What I do, I do for my community,” Norma said.

“I’m the person my grandparents made me. I had a wonderful life with them and the credit for the person I became goes to them.”

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