Today I recognise Barry Whiteman, a never more deserving recipient of the RSL LifeCare's Milne-Wood medal, for his consistent delivery of exceptional service to RSL LifeCare.
Barry and his wife, Trish, have lived in beautiful Tea Gardens for 17 years and they have devoted their retirement to helping veterans in care at the Peter Sinclair Gardens facility at Hawks Nest.
Barry, in his position as liaison officer, was responsible for renaming the centre from Myall Lodge to Peter Sinclair Gardens in 2012, following a long-term friendship with Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair. Barry is a model recipient of the medal.
Through his long and devoted association with the RSL, he has upheld the key values of the RSL LifeCare association of effective leadership and involvement in the community.
I thank Barry and Trish for devoting so much of their time to caring for others and for making our community stronger.