Nyngan hosts seniors morning tea this Seniors Week 2019

Three very strong contenders were nominated for Senior of the Year this year, making the award all the more competitive.

The Senior Citizen of the Year Award was announced at the Seniors' Morning Tea on Thursday, April 11 at the town hall.

Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald announced Sue Bourke, Delma Beetson and Rodney Robb  as nominees for the Senior's Award and Sue Bourke was shocked to discover she won.


Ms Bourke is known for her dedication and support to the Nyngan Health Service team, not only is she chair of the Health Council, she has been a long-standing treasurer of the Hospital Auxiliary. 

"Sue is a bright, cheerful and always has five minutes for a chat, which often involves great ideas or suggestions about how we can make our facility better for our residents," her nomination read. 

"She is an inspiring person who deserves recognition for her timeless involvement in the Nyngan community." 

Ms Beetson was also nominated for her dedication to volunteering for the community and her work as a social support volunteer. 

"Del has blessed our small community with her time, kindness, generosity and dedication. There would be very little people in the community that hasn't been helped by her," her nomination read. 

Mr Robb was also nominated for his volunteerism and involvement in a number of local activities and events including the Hermidale Gymkhana, Jockey Club, Senior rugby league events, the Anzac races, Pony Club, and the lighting of the Christmas tree in Hermidale.

Cr Donald thanked the wider community of seniors saying they valued members of the local community.