Rotarian Trevor Lloyd likes to help and empower others; integral to creating a strong community.
“A community with a voice is a community that can stand up for their rights and be heard,” he said.
On Tuesday Mr Lloyd was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community.
A Rotary member for 22 years, which includes a stint as president of the Lower Mountains Rotary Club, Mr Lloyd co-established the Australian Gnome Convention, bringing thousands to Glenbrook on Australia Day, to see more than 1500 gnomes on display.
“I thought it was something that would make Australia Day different, catchy and vibrant,” he said.
The Blaxland man is proud of his involvement in Rotary’s international exchange programs, being a past co-ordinator of Grafitti Clean-up Day and initiating an annual golf day to support children with autism.
He’s been president and vice-president of the Blaxland and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry, helping to push for security cameras in Blaxland, installed with a grant last year.
As founder of Glenbrook Toastmasters in 1990, he introduced public speaking groups to Blaxland High.
Mr Lloyd has been involved in too many community events and organisations to list, and encourages others to consider becoming a volunteer.