Inez Boldiston was announced as Finley Rotary’s 2018 Citizen of Distinction at the club’s changeover dinner earlier this month.
Mrs Boldiston was recognised for her community work for the past 50 years.
The dedicated volunteer said she was honoured to receive the award and enjoyed the occasion with members of her family.
‘‘When you do these things you don’t expect to receive an award so I was quite shocked,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s been a pleasure working for this wonderful town. I enjoy doing things for people.’’
Mrs Boldiston’s community work has included volunteering for the Finley Uniting Church, Finley Red Cross, Finley Hospital Auxiliary and Finley Garden Club.
At the changeover dinner, Debbie Jewell was inducted as the new president of Finley Rotary.
The dinner and proceedings were enjoyed by 45 members and guests at the Country Club Hotel.
District Governor Bernie Bott and District Governor Elect Malcolm Kerr attended, along with members of the Cobram and Tocumwal Rotary clubs and Finley Lions Club and Berrigan Shire councillors Colin Jones and Dennis Glanville.
Outgoing president Bert Wulz had the pleasure of inducting Bruce Ferry as a new member, welcoming Mr Ferry and his wife Robyn to the club.
The final official proceedings saw Mr Wulz hand over the chain of responsibility to Mrs Jewell, who said she was looking forward to her new role and the year ahead.