We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to give so much of themselves to AVCAT and the ex-service community.
My name is Meg Green and I joined the War Widows’ Guild in 2008 following the death of my husband, a Vietnam Veteran. He served in Vietnam from June 1970 till June 1971. He served with 1 Field Squadron whilst in Vietnam.
I was elected to the Board of the NSW Guild in 2010 and served six years on the Board. In 2012 I was elected as the National Guild Treasurer, and in 2014 I was elected as National President of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia, a position I still hold today. I was also NSW State President from 2015-2016.
I was appointed to the AVCAT Board as an Alternate Director in 2016 and in 2018 was appointed a Board Director.
I am also a member of the Veterans Children’s Education Scheme Committee in NSW and I attend many committee meetings and forums to support and advocate for widows and families affected by Defence Service.
I am a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and have a Certificate in Orthopedic Nursing. I have also completed a Master of Nursing. I had a long career in nursing, mostly within the public sector however, I also spent 10 years working in the aged care sector.
I have two sons, both of whom have served in the Australian Army. Both my sons are married to two lovely young ladies, and I have six absolutely fabulous grandchildren.
I understand the importance of a good sound education and support the concepts of scholarship provision which will assist students to reach their full potential in whatever field of study they choose.
I was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards. I am very honoured and humbled by this award.