Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt recently acknowledged the inspirational work of Edmonton woman Fran Lindsay as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Each member of the Queensland Parliament nominated an inspirational and generous woman as part of an awards program instigated by the Speaker of Queensland Parliament Fiona Simpson.

Mr Pitt said that with so much fine work being undertaken in the community by women it was a very difficult decision to make, however the work of Fran Lindsay spread out over many years set her apart.

[singlepic id=583 w=320 h=240 float=left] “Fran Lindsay is an extremely active and generous community member,” Mr Pitt said.

“Fran was previously a Councillor of the Cairns City Council and she now lends her time to a number of community groups and committees.

“Since 1992 she has been heavily involved with the Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch Group and was recently presented with an award in appreciation of her service.

“Over the years Fran has also been involved with a number of other groups including the Edmonton Police Consultative Committee, Edmonton Safety House, Edmonton Lions Club, Scope Club, the local Ambulance Committee, Community Supporting Police, Edmonton Traders Association, FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce, the Cairns Garden Club, Friends of the Sugarworld Botanical Gardens, Suicide Bereavement Support and she has recently accepted the position of Vice President of the Edmonton PCYC.

“Fran Lindsay is extremely deserving of the award as she demonstrates a spirit of generosity in everything she gets involved in. Her generosity has bought about positive change in the community which has benefited others.”

Mrs Lindsay said she was honoured to receive the International Women’s Day Award and for the nomination from her local Member, Curtis Pitt.

“I was quite surprised as although I am involved in many organisations – they are generally local groups and I do have a strong commitment to my local community, Mrs Lindsay said.

“Several of the groups that I am still active with were initially due to my Council responsibilities; I felt that they were important and worthwhile groups, so I stayed with them.

“I am now retired from paid employment and am fortunate to have good health that allows me to continue my volunteer commitments and have a good quality of life with my husband Fred.”