Jurien Bay stalwart Ian Stiles awarded 2022 Queen’s Birthday honours

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Ian Stiles has been recognised for his dedication to community.
Camera IconIan Stiles has been recognised for his dedication to community. Credit: Supplied

A Mid West stalwart has been recognised for his service to the community as part of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Long-time Marine Rescue Jurien Bay member Ian Stiles has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his decades of volunteering and mentoring in the Mid West.

In 1986, he co-founded the Mid West and Gascoyne region SES Volunteers Association and is a former St John Ambulance volunteer for the Eneabba and Leeman region.

Mr Stiles has been the Jurien Bay Veterans Inc vice president since 2021, and he is also the current vice president of Jurien Bay’s RSL sub branch.

He has been a foundation member of the Jurien Bay Community Men’s Shed since 2013 and is also a former member of the Victorian Country Fire Service.

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Mr Stiles is one of 992 Australians recognised in the Queen’s Honours list, which seeks to acknowledge selflessness, excellence and commitment to service.

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