Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award 2019
The presentation of the Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award for the best essay on the topic “My Favourite Rascal” will be made on Saturday 17th August 2019.
Yvonne Jenkins was the society’s convenor and president for many years. A talented artist and author, Yvonne inspired many members to write the stories of their ancestors as well as their own stories and the award is held annually in her honour. Yvonne’s aim was that we all record the family stories before they are lost forever.
Yvonne enjoyed collecting the family stories and had recorded many over the years. Her book Bowenfels, People Places, Past and Present was the last of many books which she authored and illustrated over thirty years.
Before the presentation of the award Jan Saundercock will present a talk/slideshow titled Community Challenge. Family Tragedy. The Pneumonic Influenza Epidemic Lithgow 1919.
Afternoon tea will be served following the presentation of the award.
Please RSVP for catering purposes by Friday 9th August 2019 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone 02 6353 1089 during opening hours on Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm or Fridays 11am to 4pm