Executive Committee – 2016/17

PRESIDENT – GLENYS PATULNY

Gleyns_PatulnyGlenys moved to Tuggeranong in 1978. She has five children and worked as a teacher for 27 years and retired three years ago as Deputy Principal at Lanyon High School.

She regularly attended Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) meetings for over six years and became a member while also holding the position of Chair of the Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG), a position she continues to hold.

Glenys is passionate about the environment and bringing people together so they can all work together for the benefit of the community. To this end she has organized, with the support of the TCC, a number of public forums where the community could talk about their concerns over the environment and especially the quality of water in Lake Tuggeranong. She formed the Tuggeranong Lake Carers, a group which advocates for improved water quality in the lake and regularly hosts clean-ups of the Lake foreshore.

Glenys was recently recognized for her work by Lions International which presented her with the Lion Frank Brown Award for her service to the Tuggeranong community.

TREASURER – MAX FLINT

Max_FlintMax Flint was elected Treasurer of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) in 2013 and re-elected in the position in 2014. He is married to Beverley, who is the Public Officer for the TCC. Most of his family resides in Canberra, including in Tuggeranong.

Max has a diploma in electrical engineering from RMIT and a Master of Science (Logistics Management with Distinction) from USAF Institute of Technology.

He served over 28 years in the RAAF, including six years as an instrument fitter apprentice and engineering student and 22 years as a commissioned avionics engineering officer, finishing with rank of Group Captain. His RAAF career included responsibilities for avionics workshops for several aircraft types, as resident engineer for acquisition of a major aircraft simulator, as developer of aircraft maintenance and logistics policy and as production manager at an aircraft overhaul depot. His service included some three years on overseas postings, mainly in France and the USA and he is a graduate of the Joint Services Staff Course (JSSC).

After leaving the RAAF, he was a public servant for 13 years, as an Engineer 4 and 5 – seven years involved in defence industry policy and six years as a director of major capital Defence projects. This was followed by 15 years as a private acquisition and logistics consultant on major capital defence-related projects, working with either Defence or international industry, one particular specialty being in life cycle costing of major projects. In 1991 he was to take up position with BHP as Logistics Manager for the Very Fast Train project, but the venture did not proceed.

Max is also a member of the Alliance Francaise of Canberra governing Committee, of which he was treasurer for some seven years. He holds the French Government equivalent of a Year 12 certificate in French (Diplôme approfondi de langue française (D.A.L.F) and, for several years, tutored French embassy staff in English. On other occasions, he has been called upon to translate substantial documents into English.

VICE PRESIDENT – WAYNE KING

WayneWayne King grew up in the NSW country town of Narrabri. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force aged 17.

He served in the RAAF for over 25 years during which time he was awarded commendations for his work on computer systems, pollution control and environmental issues and planning and implementation of maintenance on the presentation of VIP aircraft.

Wayne was the driving force behind a public campaign to save land on the corner of Deamer and Heagney Crescents in Chisholm from development. As a result of his efforts the ACT Government has declared the land a public park.

Wayne is married with four children and eight grandchildren. He retired in 2003 and has many varied interests including model rail, astronomy and is an active member of the Canberra Astronomical Society.

SECRETARY – ANDREW EPPELSTUN

Matthew Torrens, Chair of Youth Engagement Sub Committee:

Matthew Torrens is the current Chair for the Youth Engagement subcommittee. He is presently enrolled at Lake Tuggeranong College and is in his second year. He studies English, Specialist Mathematics, History, Chemistry, and Physics, and is considering a career in Law or Medicine. Some of Matthew’s interests include academia, leadership, politics, law, public speaking, and short story writing.

Matthew seeks out new challenges and for opportunities to improve himself, and as such had been elected onto the Lake Tuggeranong College board, as well as to lead his Youth Engagement group. He sees leadership as an ambitious opportunity for youth to gain important experience and skills. He believes that his subcommittee can provide some awesome opportunities for youth in the Tuggeranong area for experiences, skills, and growth in many different areas.

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC OFFICER – BEVERLEY FLINT

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Beverley Flint has a background in Nursing from 1959 (Parramatta District Hospital). Beverley has lived in Canberra since 1964. Positions of employment from 1964 to retirement: 1.Evening Sister in Charge of Queanbeyan District Hospital. 2. Supervisor ( Curtin Private Childcare Centre 60 children). 3. Assistant Director (Semi-Nursing Service). 4. Administrator (Federated Clerks’ Union of Australia -Ergonomics, OHS, Industrial Relations). 5. Administrator for the ACT Government Statutory Authority (A.T.U.T.A.), providing courses in Industrial Relations and O.H.S. Training.

Beverley has lived in the Tuggeranong region since early 1990 and is married to Maxwell Flint and has a son, three step-children and five step-grandchildren. In 2014 Beverley received the ” 50 Year Certificate/Badge” from the ACT Government and has to date two “Community Awards”. Beverley has been a member of the TCC since 2011 and on the Committee from 2012 as Public Officer and has since added the role of Second Vice President and reports on community, health and education.

COMMITTEE MEMBER – PAUL NICHOLL

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Paul moved to the Canberra region in 1993 via Sydney and having grown up in central west NSW in the small country town of Condobolin. Having completed his apprenticeship in greenkeeping at Condobolin Bowling Club Paul moved to Hillston NSW to be head greenkeeper at Hillston Ex Serviceman’s Club. Leaving Hillston he moved to the greater Sydney area working in the commercial nursery industry in Dural and Galston and eventually for an International golf course construction company.

When he moved to Canberra he commenced work at the former Canberra South Bowling Club in Griffith. During his working life in Canberra he has transitioned to the commercial irrigation industry and more recently as a salesperson for a local agricultural machinery business. Paul has been fortunate to work on some Iconic areas such as Commonwealth Park, various areas throughout the parliamentary triangle and have been able to maintain the Kaleen Olympic Soccer training venue for the Sydney 2000 games. More recently he has worked on the Kambah and Wanniassa playing fields irrigation projects and the inner north irrigation project.

Paul’s community activities has meant he has been part of numerous committees including President of the Condobolin Junior Golf, President of the Condobolin Leo club, Bowls Secretary of Wiseman`s Ferry Bowling Club, Junior Development officer of Nepean District Bowls Association, President of Canberra Rotaract Club, District Rotaract Representative for district 9710, Committee member and Publicity Officer Turfgrass Association ACT (now STA), Publicity Officer and Vice Captain Capital Golf Club Inc., member of Tuggeranong Community Council, Tuggeranong Lake Carers and Capital Public Golf Club.

Paul is a proud resident of Monash and the Tuggeranong valley where he has lived with his wife Mary and our 2 dogs which they love walking around Lake Tuggeranong.

Committee Member – Frank Vrins

Migrated from Holland to Australia in march 1955 when 8 years of age. 1962 started my 5 years apprentiship as a Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiler this continued for 50 years. Career also included Painting Contractor employer of 12 men. I have Managerial and Accounting Skills.

Married Carol in 1969 I have 3 children,one son Jeff and twin daughters Tanya and Kelly, we have 6 grand daughters 10 months to 18 years of age.

Joined the Tuggeranong Mens Shed in 2009. In 2010 became president for 3 years. Held many Committee Positions. Achieved the establishment for a new home for the Tuggeranong Mens Shed. In 2010 became a member of the Canberra City Lions Club. In 2011 to 2012 I was Treasurer for Tuggeranong Community Council. Another Community Organisation I am part of is South East Tuggeranong
Residents Association where I am the Vice President.

I am passionate about Helping the Community.I will use my position to push for affordable housing for Young Couples starting out in Life. Frank lives with wife Carol at Isabella Gardens Retirement Village and Is also on the Residents Committee at the Gardens.

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