Glen Keamy, the 2017 recipient of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA’s Rural Community Achiever Award, has chosen the Moora Hospital Auxillary as his nominated charity. The hospital will receive $2000 towards what Glen hopes will enable a specific purchase rather than go towards general revenue.
Glen who was born in Watheroo in 1934 and attended Moora Primary School as a youngster has spent a lifetime pursuing excellence in stud Merino breeding forging international alliances and promoting knowledge exchange about the breed over his 50 year farming career.
In 2011 he received an Order of Australia Medal for ‘Service to the Stud Merino Industry and to Local Government’ and in 2013 was presented the French honours of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole for his ‘Service to the world Merino Industry’. Glen’s many contributions to his rural community include 12 years as Shire councillor (2 years as President) Patron of the Moora Race Club and member of many local associations and clubs. Now retired, Glen lives in Claremont with his wife Julie and continues to support his rural community whenever possible and maintains his lifetime commitment to promotion of the Merino breed, in particular Western Australian sheep, both nationally and internationally.
Also nominated for this award was longtime friend of Glen’s, John Lussick, of Miling, also in the Shire of Moora. As a director of Wesfarmers as well as Grain Pool of WA, John’s dedication to country football earned him a well-deserved acknowlegement.
The award was presented at the Presidents luncheon at the Claremont Showgrounds on Monday 25 September.