Recognising Outstanding Support and Commitment
Inala is all about community.
Each year at our AGM, we take the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge any individual, company or community group, in the wider community, who has significantly contributed to Inala and those it supports.
We were proud to present seven Inala Community Awards on Monday evening. The recipients of these awards have gone above and beyond in their support of, and contributions to Inala, and for this we sincerely thank them.
2019 Inala Community Award Recipients
Dr Fariya Kabir
Dr Louise Goggin
Maree & Steve Rychvalsky
North West Rapid Transit
Anthony Felton – Cherrybrook Technology High School
We were also honoured to present Inala’s highest recognition, the Inala Life Membership Award, to Edith and Peter Ormai and Ian Hyman OAM.
2019 Inala Life Membership Award Recipients
Edith and Peter Ormai have been long standing members of the Inala community since its founding in 1958. Edith’s son and Peter’s stepson, Andrew Bak was one of the original founding clients at Inala, and Andrew has continuously remained a key Inala personality up to and since his passing in May 2018. Edith and Peter have been active supporters of Inala for over 60 years, supporting external events and functions and being regular donors during this time. They have also personified Inala’s Ethos – the ethos of creating and nurturing true generous human connection and warm relationships. This was so evident in the dignity of their relationship with their son Andrew, and in their connections and interactions with all at Inala.
Ian Hyman OAM is a great supporter of Inala, and has had a tremendous impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities for many years. For the last 25 years Ian has been the champion behind major fundraising initiatives for organisations supporting persons with disabilities, most notably the Special Olympics and also for Inala. A highlight of the Inala event calendar is the annual Charity Lunch. Through Ian’s role as organising Chairman, prizes as well as private and corporate sponsorship are secured and a full appreciative event assured. The Lunch has developed into a major fundraiser, directly benefiting people with disabilities. Inala has been the benefitting charity since 2011 and this event has raised over $1 million dollars for Inala during that time. Aside from Ian’s direct involvement in the above fundraising, he was a very committed member of Inala’s Board of Directors from October 2012 – February 2018. As part of his role on the Inala Board, Ian chaired the Building and Assets Management subcommittee, where he gathered colleagues and contacts who were experts in this field and provided Inala with support and expertise in the area of building and assets.