Service to veterans recognised
JUDITH Elizabeth Schmidt's service to veterans and to her local community of Lowood has seen the Lockyer Valley woman awarded one of Australia's highest honours.
Miss Schmidt (pictured) has been recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours and has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division.
Miss Schmidt has been involved with the RSL Lowood sub-branch for 25 years and held the position as a welfare officer since 2005.
She has organised a number of Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and Vietnam Veteran's Day commemorations and services in the Lowood area.
Miss Schmidt was also the founding Director of Nursing at Blue Care in Lowood from 1972 to 2006, and raised funds for the constructions of the Glenwood Nursing Home.
Miss Schmidt is also an ongoing parishioner of the Lowood-Fernvale Uniting Church.
Included in The Queen's Birthday 2015 Honours List are 519 recipients of awards in the general division of the Order of Australia who have been recognised for contributions and service to fellow citizens in Australia and internationally.