Posted on Jul 15, 2020
 
It was a proud family moment, especially for Secretary David Thompson when his wife Jenny became a Member Of The New Zealand Order Of Merit (MNZM).
 
Her citation for read: 
 
Services to Amputees and Horticulture
 
Mrs. Jennifer Thompson has been a committee member of the Amputee Society of the Greater Wellington Region since 1975, and held the roles of Vice-President and President of the Society during the 1990s.
 
Mrs. Thompson was elected to the National Executive of the Amputees Federation of New Zealand in 1989 and was Vice-President and President in 1991 and from 1993 to 1996, respectively. She was Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board from 2003 to 2010. She was made a Life Member of the Amputees Federation of New Zealand in 2007. She has volunteered as a guide at Zealandia for the past eight years. She has been President of the Hutt Valley Horticultural Society since 2009 and led the Society to their first show in the new Lower Hutt Events Centre in 2018. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Hutt City Council Central Ward Community Committee from 2014 to 2017."
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