The Dunsborough Art Society congratulates member, Shirley Fisher, who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal at the Australia Day Honours Announcements, 2015.
Shirley was awarded the OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for volunteer work in the environment and the arts. She was a founding member of the Bunbury Naturalist’s Club and of the Leschenault Community Nursery where she was secretary/treasurer and chief seed collector and plant identification guide. From 1997 she has been a volunteer at the SW Regional Herbarium where the group have established and developed the collection of 3000 plant specimens .There the group have been involved in any field work where the Department needed volunteers. For 7 years she has been a member of the Meelup Management Committee. In the arts Shirley was a member and president of the Bunbury Arts Council which was involved in the early days of the establishment of the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Today she is still involved in the SWR Herbarium and in Meelup, both as volunteer and committee member.