Trans-Help founder recognised with OAM

Trans-Help Foundation founder and CEO Dianne Carroll awarded Order of Australia Medal

By Greg Bush | June 15, 2010

Trans-Help Foundation founder and CEO Dianne Carroll has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honours List.

Carroll received the OAM for service to the community of the Omeo district in Victoria, particularly through roles with historical and heritage organisations.

In 2003, Carroll founded the Victorian High Country Huts Association and was Secretary and Research Officer for the Omeo Historical Society. She also coordinated the Victorian concert for Lee Kernaghan’s Pass the Hat Around tour.

Now based in Tarcutta, Carroll says she was very surprised at being awarded the medal. She believes it will now give the Trans-Help Foundation a higher profile, especially when negotiating with sponsors and government departments.

Trans-Help’s vision is to improve road safety awareness and to offer emotional support to transport industry personnel and their families. The Foundation operates out of its national centre in Tarcutta. In addition, its recognisable mobile van has been operating for two years, attending transport industry events and functions.

Carroll says she will officially receive the award at an official OAM presentation later in the year.

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