Stan Henwood Award

Nominations for the 2019 Stan Henwood Award have now closed.

This award is presented each year to a person who has made a positive, long-term contribution to the Cardinia Shire community through volunteer service.

It honours the late Stan Henwood OAM, and his lifetime contribution to the township of Tynong and the wider community.

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


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


  • was heavily involved with the Tynong Hall Committee,  and the Make A Wish Foundation 
  • was a life member of the Tynong Tennis Club, the West Gippsland Tennis Association, Tynong Fire Brigade, Tynong Progress Association and Tynong Recreation Reserve
  • received a certificate of appreciation from Make a Wish foundation
  • was recognised as the Shire of Pakenham Citizen of the Year in both 1981 and 1990
  • received a a Citation from Cardinia Shire Council for all Community Achievements
  • received a Medal from the Prime Minister for service to sport
  • received an Order of Australia for Service to the Community.

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