THE LIBBY HARRICKS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nominations Are Open for 2017
Libby Harricks was a founding member of SHHH Australia Inc and was its President for a number of years. She became profoundly hearing impaired as a young adult, but persevered with her career as a Pharmacist while raising two children.
As a driving force behind SHHH, she helped it to become an effective volunteer organisation and was also widely known and admired as a dynamic advocate for access for hearing impaired people.
She was a wonderful role model for all those who felt lost and overwhelmed by hearing impairment. She was made a member of Order of Australia in 1990 in recognition of her work for the hearing impaired. In 1998 Libby Harricks passed away from cancer, aged 52.
SHHH Australia has established this award in memory of a friend and a woman who through determination and spirit achieved more than she ever thought possible, both for herself and for many others.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO HAS BEEN ABLE TO MANAGE A HEARING LOSS TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL SUCCESS?
This person should be
- over 21 and living in Australia
- hearing impaired, and communicating orally
This award is not limited to members of SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People)
All nominations must include the following information:
- Name, address and phone number of the person making the nomination;
- Name of the person nominated;
- A short description (approx 250 words) of why this person is being nominated, what problems have been faced and an overview of their achievements.
Nominations MUST be received by the Office manager by the end of February Nominations are welcomed by mail or email to:
SHHH Board of Management
SHHH Australia Inc
1334 Pacific Hwy
TURRAMURRA NSW 2074.
The Board of SHHH Australia decides the winner and the announcement of the winner is made at the Annual General Meeting in March/April of each year.