Rural Community Achiever

RASWA President Paul Carter & 2017 Rural Community Achiever Winner Glen Keamy

Congratulations to Glen Keamy who was the 2017 Rural Community Achiever Award Winner. Glen was a member of the WA Stud Merino Breeder Association for over 40 years, including his tenure as a President and a committee member until his retirement in 2011.

Built on a family tradition, Glen has a continued interest and promotion of WA bred Merino sheep, with his grandfather exhibiting Merino & Birder Leicester sheep and wool at the show and founding Cardo Stud in 1917 to which Glen has expanded to become one of WA’s most prominent merino studs. A genuine belief in supporting regional communities and for the genuine love of his home town Watheroo and the Moora district, Glen contributes financially and supports many organisations to benefit the whole community.


For more than 20 years, the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia has recognised the achievements of individuals in regional WA through the Rural Community Achiever Award. This prestigious award acknowledges the life-time service of those who volunteered their time to make their communities strong and vital. The winner of the competition receives $2,000 in prize money and their nominated community project also receives $2,000.

The Mission Statement for the Rural Community Achiever Award is: “To acknowledge those among us within the rural community who have given extraordinary time and effort to help improve agriculture and rural life in Western Australia”.

Nominees can include:

  • People who have given themselves and their time in an unpaid capacity; and
  • People who have given extra time and energy over and above their paid duties.

Please view our Rural Community Achiever Document for application details and forms.

Please also view our Guide for Nominations.

For more information, contact Marc Platten on mplatten@raswa.org.au

Previous Winners

YEARNAMESURNAME    FROM
2016DesmondSeymourMoora
2015CynthiaMcMorranMoora
2014MarkBin BakarBroome
2013MaryNenkeKukerin
2012JanoFoulkes-TaylorYalgoo
2012LouGigliaMt Pleasant
2011ArthurPederickWagin
2010MalcolmEdwardWagin
2009PeterTrefortNarrogin
2008MargotStretchKojonup
2007JulianKriegYork
2006DanielNortonHarvey
2005TonySmithMt Barker
2004MichaelJonesCottesloe
2003CarolHardieCottesloe
2002ThomasBradshawAlbany
2001DonaldBoyleBroomehill
2000JaneMouritzHyden
1999DonaldSutherlandYealering