Published on: February 2021
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (18:16:20):
I announce the North Shore Woman of the Year, Colleen Godsell. Colleen has been nominated for her decades of service to Scouts Australia and the North Shore community. Colleen has worked tirelessly for the scouts in organising funding and events. Over five years, Colleen has raised more than $1 million to preserve the Mosman Scout Hall, which is known as "The Barn" and regarded as the birthplace of scouting in Australia, for its historical significance and community use. Colleen was recognised as Distinguished Service Award recipient for her commitment, services and passion for our local scouts. She was also awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to youth through scouting, and through roles with educational historical preservation, Indigenous tourism and social welfare groups. Colleen has been active in our local school community, having been a member of the board at Redlands for over 10 years and only recently stepping down. I congratulate Colleen on receiving this award as the North Shore Woman of the Year and on exemplifying community service and leadership.