Nominations sought for the 2021 Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame

Published on 08 September 2021

The exemplary citizens of the Singleton local government area are being sought to be recognised on the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame with nominations open on Friday for one of the area’s most prestigious honours.

Despite COVID lockdowns, the 12th year of the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame is going ahead to recognise those individuals, organisations and families connected to Singleton by birth, education or residence and who have achieved State, National or international acclaim in their field of endeavour.

However, restrictions will determine if the induction ceremony on Wednesday 24 November is held in person or virtually.

Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite said nominations were invited in the categories of Arts, Science and Education; Community Service; Sport; Public Service; Business, Industry & Tourism; and Meritorious Family.

“The past few months have been difficult for everyone with stay at home orders forcing people apart,” he said.

“But the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame is a great way for everyone in our community to celebrate the hard work, achievements and dedication of our fellow residents and those with a strong connection to the Singleton local government area.

“It’s simple and easy to nominate online, or Council will gladly post a paper nomination form to you. If you know an individual or an organisation who has achieved excellence in their particular field, or who simply goes out of their way to make life better for our community, I whole heartedly encourage you to put them forward and recognise their work and achievements for generations to come.”

Six people were recognised with a paver on the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame within the Singleton Civic precinct in 2020, joining more than 50 others.

The 2020 inductees were Gregory Lancaster (Sport); Gerard McMillan (Community Service); Ken Neely (Community Service); Charlie Shearer (Business Industry & Tourism); the Hon George Souris (Public Service); and Singleton PCYC (Community Service).

“The Singleton community is full of dedicated volunteers, passionate community workers, innovators and sporting heroes who elevate Singleton on the regional and national stage,” Cr Adamthwaite said.

“The Committee is looking forward to the nominations we will receive this year and we hope we can honour those people with a prestigious event attended by proud family members and friends as we have in previous years.

“But whatever the COVID-19 restrictions that will be in place at the time, we will be proud to recognise our 2021 inductees in the manner they deserve, either in person or virtually.”

Nominations close on Friday 1 October 2021.

For more information or to download a nomination form, visit W or contact Council’s Customer Service team on 02 6578 7290.