At the December 2015 HEIA Council meeting, I had the pleasure of awarding three HEIA service awards to members. Aileen Lockhart (HEIA[Q]), and Penny McIntyre (HEIA[NT]) and Dr Lyn Peacock (HEIA[Q]) were formally acknowledged for their significant contribution or specific service to the national body of HEIA. Congratulations to Aileen, Lyn and Penny.
Details are provided below on their contribution and services to HEIA. It should be noted that in addition to their contributions on a national level, Aileen, Lyn and Penny have been heavily involved in their respective HEIA divisions and for this they are also to be congratulated.
(L-R) Peta Craig presenting Aileen Lockhart with her Service Award
Aileen is a long standing member of HEIA and has been the Queensland representative and Secretary of National Council for ten years. With Aileen’s organisation and attention to detail, she has guided Council through many meetings and recorded discussions with care and accuracy. During her time on Council she has been involved in lengthy discussion on issues such as the constitution, communications, conferences, celebrations and finances. Since 2012, Aileen has also been a member of the HEIA Website Task Group where she has assisted with the redesign of the HEIA website.
Penny has been a member of HEIA for over 15 years and was the Northern Territory representative on the National Council for a number of years. During her time on Council, Penny was the Convenor of the Telecommunications Standing Committee, which included the role of maintaining the HEIA website.
Penny has a passion for home economics and advocates for the subject on many levels. She has the ability to inspire fellow home economists with her enthusiasm so they too can take on leadership roles within HEIA.
Penny was on the planning committee for the 2009 HEIA conference in Darwin. This planning took 18 months of perseverance, commitment and dedication that resulted in 200 national and international delegates converging on Darwin. The conference was rated as one of the most successful for HEIA.
Dr Lyn Peacock
Lyn has been a member of HEIA since its inception in 1994, and was a member of HEA NSW before this time. In addition to completing approximately ten years as HEIA Membership Secretariat, in 2015 Lyn has contributed the following services to HEIA, which demonstrate in many ways her willingness to serve HEIA:
- co-editor of the first edition of Nutrition - the Inside Story
- reviewer of journal articles for approximately 20 years
- reviewer of conference papers
- co-convenor of the academic committee for the 2007 HEIA conference
- reviewer of publications developed by HEIA e.g. Food Choices the IT Way
- convenor of the HEIA Education Standing Committee in 1999
- represented HEIA at the National Education Forum from 1995 to 2000