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The Order of Australia for Wanda Horky

Congratulations to Mrs Wanda Horky (a member of AIPA and Secretary 2017-2019) who has been awarded of Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2021, for service to the Polish community in Australia.

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Mrs Wanda HORKY, Dunlop ACT 2615

For service to the Polish community in Australia.

Polish Historical Institute in Australia

·       Polish History Coordinator, since 2018.

·       Director, 2003-2017.

·       Member, since 1994.

Australian Institute of Polish Affairs

·       National Secretary, 2017-2019.

·       Member, since 2014.

Polish Community Council of Australia

·       Secretary, 2009-2011.

·       Chair, Internal Audit Committee, 2008-2009.

 Council of Polish Organisations in the ACT

·       Vice-President, 2003-2010, and since 2017.

·       Chair, Wilczynski Investment Fund Sub-Committee, current.

·       Former Public Officer.

·       Member, 100th Anniversary of Poland Regaining its Independence Concert Sub-Committee, 2019.

·       Member, since 2003.

Polish Arts and Craft Society, Canberra

·       Treasurer, 2000-2004.

·       Musical Director, 1994-2004.

·       Member, since 1994.

Polish Australian White Eagle Club of Canberra

·       Secretary, since 2008.

·       Public Officer, 2006-2008.

·       Member, since 1978.

Polish Seniors Club of the ACT

·       Vice-President, 2007.

·       Assisted with foundation, 2007.

Canberra Sub-Branch, Polish Ex-Servicemen’s Association

·       Member, Executive Committee, 2009-2016.

·       Member, 1995-2016.

Friends of Chopin Australia (formerly Friends of the Australian International Chopin Competition)

·       Founding President, Friends of Chopin Australia, 2012-2016.

·       Founding President, Friends of the Australian International Chopin Competition, 2011-2012.

·       Vice-President, since 2016.

·       Member, Organising Committee, Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, since 2011 (held tri-annually in 2011, 2014, and 2017).

·       Founding Member, since 2011.

Awards and recognition include:

·       Knight’s Cross, Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, 2018.

·       Honour for Merit to Polish Culture, 2015.

·       Gold Cross of Merit for services to the Polish Australian community, 1999