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14 Jun 2022
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No council option to retain Pelican Park playground
Woy Woy consultation open for three more weeks
Tesch encourages locals to have their say
Council holds 15-minute online information sessions
Peninsula News readers disadvantaged
Vietnam Veterans' case officer awarded OAM
Umina oval and leisure centre are major budget items
Council elections delayed more than two years
Labor call for council democracy 'sooner, not later'
Bonanza Book Fair to benefit PCYC
Maritime historian speaks to Umina Rotary club
Woy Woy library to be repainted
Car boot sales prove opportunity for Men's Shed
Rotary club raises $25,000 from Opera in Arboretum
Random patrols at shopping centre
New patron for Rotary club
Microplastics workshop to be held at Patonga
Support available following plastic bag ban
More than 630 houses to be without power this month
Rotary club members collect $6000 for Salvos
Men's Shed to operate at two sites while shed is built
Senior surf presentation held at Diggers
Need for community education about trees, says GUST
Just 6mm in 16 days is well below average
Channel plan to cost $1.2M for five 'precincts'
Peninsula News launches Peninsula planning portal
Repair Pelican Park, don't remove it
Feeble justification for delay in council democracy
Masterplan leaves unanswered questions
Council operating budget needs to fix problems
Administrator should be replaced before election
Unelected council should not keep spending our money
Active cases lowest since January 2
Baby baskets donated to mark branch birthday
Aged care volunteers wanted
BreastScreen returns to Woy Woy CWA
Sister Carmel Silvas retires after 49 years' nursing
Women's Health Donor Circle started for health centre
Aged care residents make 'fiddle quilts'
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Music scholarships announced after annual concert
'Great families of folk' to perform at folk club
Monthly play readings resume
'Curved piecing' in patchwork workshop
Watercolour perspectives in the landscape
New art gallery from local artists
Woy Woy Roosters look to bounce back
'Come and try' outrigger canoes
Donation for hospital surgical area paging system
Bridge club to hold national qualifying event
Woy Woy in 28-0 rugby union defeat



Vietnam Veterans' case officer awarded OAM

The man who has served for more than 20 years as the senior case officer for Vietnam Veterans on the Central Coast, Mr Stephen Stan Karsai of Woy Woy, has been awarded a medal of the order of Australia (OAM) in the Queens Birthday Honours.

His honour was "for service to veterans through a range of roles".

He was president of the Central Coast sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans' Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia from 2016 to 2019 and senior case officer, since 2011.

Last month, it was announced Mr Karsai would be moving to Victoria.

He has served as director on the board of Active Vets Australia since 2019.

He was pensions officer at the Greensborough Sub-Branch of Returned and Services League of Australia 2004-2011 and prior to that at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Veterans Centre, 2001-2011.

He was a member of the Veterans Consultative Committee at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and at Gosford Private Hospital for five years.

He was a former member of the Diamond Valley Vietnam Veterans Sub-Branch, Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.

He was also author of a series of four educational books on Space Flight, Basic Photography and Flag Party-Drill Competition for use throughout the Australian Air League, 1983-1985.

He was a member of the Air League from 1964 to1983.

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