Boorowa Central School teacher Julie Poplin was recently awarded the New South Wales Government Community Service award.
Julie has a long history of community involvement in the Boorowa region.
Between 1981 – 1991 and 2009 – 2012, Julie was a Councillor on the Boorowa Local Council.
She is a member of the Boorowa Amateur Swimming Club and has been part of the Committee for years, as well as being Treasurer for the South West District Swimming Association and an accredited referee with Swimming NSW.
Julie was the first female Boorowa Rotarian, joining 28 years ago. Over that time, she been President three times, Treasurer and Secretary a number of times and is currently completing a four year term as Assistant District Governor.
She has been involved with the local Catholic Church in a variety of ways.
Julie is also on the Recreation Club Board of Directors and has been volunteer bookkeeper for a number of years.
She has provided tutoring to students outside her teaching role, as well as co-coordinating the Boorowa Touch Netball Carnival and volunteered in many capacities with the school setting.
She was also previously active in a number of sporting committees during the duration of her children playing sport.
The state member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, made the presentation of the award at Boorowa Central School where Julie works as a teacher.
Julie was humbled by the award. “My reaction is one of great surprise and I am very humbled as there are a lot of people who have worked with me,” said Julie.
“I didn’t realise how much I had done, but it was over a long period of time and my reason for being involved is to leave the community better for my involvement. I am very thankful to Wendy for considering me for this prestigious honour.”
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