Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce Mrs Nan Bosler AM as the 2021 Wakehurst Electorate Local Woman of the Year.
Mr Hazzard commended Nan on the achievement, acknowledging her extensive voluntary work over many years.
“Nan has made a tremendous contribution to our community over the past 50 plus years and continues to do so. She was the obvious choice for Local Woman of the Year in my electorate of Wakehurst”, Mr Hazzard said.
In 1946, as a young Girl Guide, Nan made a promise to ‘God, Queen, Country and others’. 75 years later, Nan has dutifully fulfilled this promise and continues to do so as a leading community activist and advocate for youth, seniors and people with disability.
Nan’s devotion to and support of a range of community organisations, including Girl Guides, Creative Leisure Movement and Cubby House Toy Library, has cemented her status as a leading Northern Beaches citizen.
She has served on various committees and advisory bodies and was a Seniors Week Ambassador from 2013 to 2015, using this platform to challenge prejudices associated with seniors.
Nan is perhaps best known for her desire to assist older people to use modern technology. She founded Australia Senior Computer Clubs Association in 1997. She served as the Association’s President up to her retirement in 2020 and was subsequently appointed Emeritus President.
A humble volunteer, Nan does not seek recognition for her extensive community service, but has nevertheless been widely recognised. Most recently, in 2019 Nan was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), “For significant service to seniors, and to the community”.
“Nan is an outstanding woman who is deserving of this recognition and I am very proud to have nominated her for this award”, Mr Hazzard said.
Nan will attend the 2021 NSW Woman of the Year Awards on 10 March 2021 at the International Convention Centre.