Alex Teeney.
Alex Teeney.

Alex gets a pat on the back

AN Irish expat with a passion for serving his local Mount Morgan community is among those being honoured this Australia Day.

When asked his thoughts on receiving an Order of Australia Medal for services to the community, Alexander Teeney joked about getting started on his make-up early in readiness for the awaiting photographers.

“I am 86-and-a-half years old after all,” he told The Morning Bulletin.

Despite his advancing years, Mr Teeney certainly hasn’t lost his sense of humour nor his zest for volunteering, especially with the Mount Morgan Rotary Club.

“I’ve always liked working in the community and for the community,” the current President of Mount Morgan Rotary Club said.

With 52 years of Rotary membership under his belt, and a list of accolades nearly as long, it’s no wonder Mr Teeney’s contributions to the community are being celebrated.

“It’s a wonderful organisation and I’m very proud to have been involved for so many years.”

Del Rowley, Secretary of Mount Morgan Rotary Club, described Mr Teeney as a tireless volunteer.

“He’s one of those really committed community workers who will do any job ...”



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