St Michael’s Medallion
Each year, St Michael’s Uniting Church presents two individuals with ‘The St Michael’s Medallions’ in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community.
The award is designed to recognise individuals whose work assists in the prevention of violence, trauma and destructiveness or alternatively, promotes growth, health and wellbeing.
The Medallions are designed to be an encouraging voice in the community, affirming individuals whose outstanding work might otherwise remain unrecognised.
Recipients are presented with their Medallion on St Michael’s Day, the last Sunday in September of each year.
The Medallions are presented on a halter ribbon in The Colours of St Michael’s:
- Red: Energy, Passion
- Green: Growth, Life
- Black: Strength in Adversity
- Gold: triumph and Celebration
What is the St Michael’s Medallion
In the Biblical story Michael was given the task of overthrowing the dragon, the symbol of destructiveness and violence. The Medallions reflect the legend of St Michael: the prevention of violence, destructiveness and waste, and the promotion of lifestyles that reflect health and wholeness.
Recipients meet the following criteria:
1. People who have not been hitherto recognized by other Awards, unless there are strong and prevailing reasons to do so.
2. People who have done or are currently doing outstanding work (paid or voluntary) that clearly advance the causes of prevention of violence, destructiveness and waste, or its corollary that clearly promotes health and wellbeing and a better human society.
3. People from the spectrum of society. Each year, our committee has drawn from different communities, and it would be appropriate for the choice to reflect this. The medallions are awarded regardless of religious involvement or affiliation.
4. People who are willing to accept the medallion and who are able to be present on St Michael’s day to receive it.
5. People who, in being chosen, will evoke in all who hear of their achievements a strong affirmation that the choice was clearly a good one.
St Michael’s Medallion Recipients
|1993||Vicki Fraser||David Eldridge|
|1994||Peg Sitlington||Alex Stitt|
|1995||Margaret Noone||Brian Start|
|1996||Joe Camilleri||Sue Nattrass|
|1997||Margaret Stevenson||Robert Handby|
|1998||Doris Leung||Ian Winn|
|1999||Nicole Rotaru||Neil Roy|
|2000||Martin Phillips||Pail Kill|
|2001||Cliff Tann||Jennifer Ward|
|2002||Avni Sali||Ian Gawler|
|2003||Caroline Lambert||Kon Karapanagiotidis|
|2004||Marjorie Swale||Akon Deng|
|2005||Muriel Porter||Michael Morwood|
|2006||Prudence Davis||Chris Wallace-Crabbe|
|2007||Jenny Cheng||Jonathon Welch|
|2009||Seda Douglas||Wendy Stamps-Marshall|
|2010||Beth Dun||Peter Roberts|
|2011||Paul Hemsworth||Helen McCracken|
|2012||Susie O’Neill||Colin Emonson|
|2013||Penelope Allen||Julian Savulescu|
|2014||Luz Restrepo||Ric Holland|
|2015||Victorian Doctors Health Program||Assistance Dogs Australia|
|2016||Sophie Murphy||Lynette Kramer|