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Three Members Honoured in Australia Day Ceremony

In the recent Australia Day Honours Ceremony, three distinguished Members of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron were recognised for their outstanding contributions to various fields.

Dr. Judy Kirk (Skinner) AM received the title of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant contributions to the field of medicine and cancer genetics.

Dr. Kirk's pioneering work in the field of medicine, has had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. Her dedication to research and patient care has contributed significantly to advancements in understanding and detecting various forms of cancer.

Additionally, Mr. Peter Lowry AM was also appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his dedicated service across a multitude of roles and organizations benefiting the community.

Mr. Lowry's commendable service across an extensive range of roles and organizations underscores his deep-rooted commitment to community welfare. His leadership and tireless efforts have positively influenced numerous initiatives aimed at improving lives. His time spent as a Solicitor, Director, Patron/Donor and in several Board Member Roles is only testament to the enormous range of his skills and generosity.

Mr. Christopher Harper OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his exceptional service to sailing.

Mr. Harper has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the sport of sailing, both as a leader and a mentor, with significant influence in the Yngling class. His passion for sailing has inspired many sailors of all ages within the community.

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron extends its heartfelt congratulations to Mr Harper, Dr Kirk, and Mr Lowry on receiving these well-deserved honours.

Their achievements not only bring pride to the Squadron but also serve as an inspiration to members and the wider community alike.

Read the full breakdown of our Member's achievements below:

AM List
OAM List