Terry takes a bow as Logan’s senior ambassador
Published: 16 August 2016
Former teacher and SES volunteer Terry Chapman has been named the City of Logan’s 2016 Senior Ambassador.
Mr Chapman was recognised for his contributions to the community over 40 years, both as a teacher at Marsden and Woodridge state high schools and with the Logan City State Emergency Service (SES).
Mayor Luke Smith said Mr Chapman epitomised the SES’ description of volunteers being ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’.
“Mr Chapman is a natural educator,” he said.
“He’s demonstrated that as one of this city’s longest serving teachers and continues to share his knowledge by teaching SES volunteers and members of the community so they are prepared for disasters.
“He is a deserving recipient of this title, so congratulations Terry.
“The City of Logan is proud to have you as our Senior Ambassador for 2016.”
Mr Chapman was one of five senior men and women nominated for their community contributions during a ceremony at Council’s ‘Logan Loves Seniors’ event at Logan Entertainment Centre.
Held to coincide with National Seniors Week, the eighth annual ‘Logan Loves Seniors’ event gave attendees an opportunity to try a range of activities.
Yoga, massage and gentle fitness classes were popular drawcards, as were access to free health checks, services and equipment designed to make life easier.
Popular entertainer Rhonda Burchmore and musical act CJ’s Night and Day added a touch of glitz and glamour to proceedings, performing two shows to close out the event on a high note.