THE joint recipients of the 2018 Monica Hayes Northern Bellarine Award are Gemma Tobschall and Julie Hyslop.
The women were recognised for their outstanding contributions to the community through the Portarlington Neighbourhood House at the Northern Bellarine International Women’s Day function at Terindah Estate on Tuesday.
Described as welcoming, nurturing, encouraging, enthusiastic, cheerful, and tireless, Ms Tobschall and Ms Hyslop are admired and respected by their community.
The award honours the life of Portarlington resident Monica Hayes – a feminist, community leader and activist who died from motor neurone disease in 2016.
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