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Vivienne Drew

Congratulations to Vivienne Drew on receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division 2024 for service to gliding.

Viv has served the Australian gliding community with distinction including:

Gliding Federation of Australia (Gliding Australia)
Board Member (Gliding Victoria Regional Representative), since 2021.
Vice-President, 2020.
Chair, Governance and Integrity Committee, 2020-2022.

Victorian Soaring Association
President, 2018-2022.
Vice-President, 1993-1994, 2017-2018.
Regional Board Member, representing Gliding Federation of Australia, since 2018.
Victorian Government Liaison Officer, since 2018.

State Gliding Centre Victoria
Board Member Victoria Soaring Association Representative, since 2018.
Chair, Committee of Management, 1999-2001.
Vice-Chair, Committee of Management, 2019-2022.

Gliding Club of Victoria, Benalla
President, 1999-2001.
Vice-President, 1994, 1996-1998, 2002-2003.
Secretary, 2022.
Marketing Officer, 2018-2019.
Benalla Aeropark Liaison Officer, 2017-2019.
Coordinator, Women and Gliding Seminar, 1993.
Secretary, Clubhouse Committee, 1989.

Other Appointments
Committee Member - Gliding, Victorian Branch, Australian Women Pilots Association, 2022.
Chair, Gliding Coordinating Committees for Avalon International Air Show, 1992 and 1995.

Awards and Recognition include
Bill Iggulden Award, Gliding Federation of Australia, Services to Gliding Federation of Australia as a
Volunteer, 2022.
National Gliding Award, Australian Women Pilots, 1994.
Gliding Club of Victoria Leigh Simpson Trophy, Most Outstanding Trainee, 1989.

Viv's passion and dedication to gliding are truly inspiring congratulations.