Service to St John recognised

Ian Rae
Ian Rae
Shirley Hennessy
Shirley Hennessy

Lake Hawea man Ian Rae and Dunedin woman Shirley Hennessy have been awarded one of St John's highest honours.

Mr Rae has been made a Knight of the Order of St John and Mrs Hennessy a Dame, as sanctioned by the Queen.

Since retiring from his role as chief executive of St John Southern Region in 2007, Mr Rae has been a volunteer in national ceremonial roles, a first-aid tutor and worked in a team reorganising national ambulance communications centres.

Mrs Hennessy has a long association with St John in the southern part of the South Island. She is on the Dunedin area committee and is a representative on the St John national Priory Chapter - the ultimate governance body for St John in New Zealand.

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