Stan Henwood Award

The 2023 nominations are now open and close 5pm, Friday 3 March 2023. 

The Stan Henwood 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’s lifetime contribution to the township of Tynong, and to the wider community.

Each year, nominees are invited to the annual Mayor's Volunteer Reception dinner in May, where the award winner is announced.


The 2023 Stan Henwood Aaward Nominations are now open and close 5pm, Friday 3 March 2023.

Applications are submitted via SmartyGrants. 

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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 Shire 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.

Tim Ahern

2022 Stan Henwood Award Recipient Tim Ahern

2022 Stan Henwood Award Recipient Tim Ahern

Tim has been actively volunteering in the community since 1965. He has contributed to the community through dedicating his time on many different community groups including: Cardinia Tennis Club, Pakenham Young Liberals, Pakenham Squash Club, Pakenham Hall and Recreation Reserve, Rotary Club of Pakenham, Pakenham Junior Football Club, Beacon Hills College, P.B Ronald Trust, Pakenham Lions Social Club, Pakenham Angling Club, Pakenham Cardinia Bushfire Relief Rebuilding, Consolidated School Council, Pakenham Bush Nursing Hospital, Rotary Vehicle Fellowship Rotarians, Officer Scouts Group and Pakenham East Probus Club.

Tim has also contributed to many local fundraising activities and events including the Go Country Outdoors, Farming Lifestyle Expo, Rotary Club of Pakenham Annual Golf Day, Trailer Raffles, White Elephant sales, and debutant balls.

Tim is highly regarded by his peers and has been awarded the Rotary Club of Pakenham “Paul Harris Medal” in 2011 and the “Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin” in 2018 for ongoing service to Rotary & the community.

  • 2021 - Helen Smith
  • 2020 – Ken Rook
  • 2019 – Wendy Andrews 
  • 2018 –  Eric Bumpstead
  • 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

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