Stan Henwood Award

This award is presented each year to a person who has made a positive, long-term contribution to the Cardinia Shire community. It honours the late Stan Henwood and his lifetime contribution to the township of Tynong, and to the wider community.

The award is presented in May during the Mayor’s volunteer reception dinner, held during National Volunteer Week

An Upper Beaconsfield resident, Eric was recognised for his lifelong contributions to the local community.

Eric has been a member of the Upper Beaconsfield Fire Brigade since 1957, serving as captain for 24 years.

He is an inspiring leader who has spent 61 years of his life protecting the community against the threat of fire, during which time he led the way for women to enter the brigade as active members in the 1980s.

Eric has also been a committee member of the Upper Beaconsfield Association since 2007 and president of a local Men’s Shed since 2011.

We congratulate Eric Bumpstead as a deserving recipient of the Stan Henwood award in 2018. 

  • 2017 – Ray Coombs
  • 2016 – Ron and Beryl Banbury 
  • 2015 – Graham Simpson
  • 2014 – Colin ‘Col’ Leeson
  • 2013 – Norma Jackson
  • 2012 – Ron Topp
  • 2011 – John Cascone
  • 2010 – Bill and Robyn Kuys
  • 2009 – Sue Beattie
  • 2008 – William (Bob) Robert Farr
  • 2007 – Tom Van Den Dungen
  • 2006 – Bernie Berne
  • 2005 – Robert Porter

Nominations will open in early 2019.

To be eligible for the Stan Henwood award, nominees must:

•    have made a significant contribution to community services in Cardinia Shire for a period of 10 years or more. 
•    not have held a position as a Cardinia Shire Councillor in the last 4 years.
•    not have previously received the award.

What to include 

Nominations should explain the person’s achievement, background and reasons for the nomination, and include any supporting documentation. Include at least 1 other referee to support the nomination.

How your nomination is assessed 

Nominations are presented to our Councillors, who select a winner based on a majority vote. Nominees are invited to the annual Mayor's Volunteer Reception, where the award winner is announced. 

Stan was heavily involved with the Tynong Hall Committee, Tynong Recreation Reserve Committee and the Make A Wish Foundation. He was also a life member of the Tynong Tennis Club, the West Gippsland Tennis Association, Tynong Fire Brigade and Tynong Progress Association. In 1981 and 1990 he was recognised as the Cardinia Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving a Citation for all Community Achievements.

Beyond Cardinia Shire’s borders, he received a Medal from the Prime Minister for service to sport and an Order of Australia for Service to the Community. 

It is this commitment to volunteering across a diverse range of organisations and indeed during most of his life that made Stan a standout member of our community.