AWARD FOR SENIOR AUSTRALIANS.
I received a letter from the Commonwealth Government dated 13-03-2000 informing me that I was to be presented with the "Commonwealth Recognition Award for Senior Citizens" on 2-04-2000. As you can imagine it was a great surprise to me. After confirming as to what it was all about I wrote a letter of acceptance and looked forward to the presentation.
Due to my heart attack on The 20th March, I was unable to attend the presentation ceremony. My friend and fellow Nasho, Mal Baird received it on my behalf.
The wording of the presentation was as follows: -
|Alexander Hugh Williams was nominated by the National
Servicemens Association of Australia. Hugh suffered a heart attack recently and Mr.
Mal Baird is accepting the award on his behalf.
We send our best wishes to him and wish him a speedy recovery.
Alexander Hugh Williams is a founding member of the Gold Coast and Districts Sub Branch of the National Servicemens Association. He is the inaugural President and a member of the State Management team, editor of the Sub Branch bi-monthly newsletter.
He was appointed the National President of the
National Servicemens Association in 1998. He is a contributor to Seniors OntheNet.
Always community minded, he resigned from a secure position with the Melbourne City
Council to serve on the Electricity Commission in Darwin after cyclone Tracy.