State Vice President and Eastern Region
Donna is the Vice President of RSLWA.
In the past 11 years she has helped several Sub-Branches in her Region, including the sustainment of Tammin RSL Sub-Branch and other local Branches.
Donna's exceptional community service has been recognised by Rotary International who have selected her as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Donna held the position of President of the Northam RSL Sub-Branch for 10 years and still remains active within her Sub-Branch holding the position of Membership and Events Coordinator.
Her dedication to be able help the Veteran Community was instrumental in engaging with DVA to visit Northam on three monthly visits to help Veterans in the local area.
Northam-educated, Donna joined the Army Reserves in 1977. She became the first female to join 10th Light Horse in Northam, opening the gate for other women to follow.
She served for 10 years before leaving as a full Corporal.
Living in Northam she took the opportunity to help 5 Training Group with two weekly camps when needing Staff at the Northam Army Camp.
She served as an Officer with the Australian Army Cadets for two years and chaperoned a group of three young cadets to India. While there, she met the then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Ghandi as well as the President of India.
Her many volunteer activities over the years include working for the Red Cross Blood Bank; Northam Army Camp Heritage Committee and as President of the West Northam Preschool and School P & C. Donna was on the board of Essential Personal and now is chair for the Northam Memorial Hall Board.
Her greatest passion is her involvement with RSLWA and making a difference within the veteran community. Donna received the 2010 Pearce Community Award and Westpac Rudy Award for her voluntary activities.
Donna is married to Mick and has a daughter Jodie.