On Thursday 10 October 2013 at Living Positive Victoria’s Annual General Meeting, a selection of awards were presented to recognise outstanding individuals, groups and organisations in six categories. Descriptions of the awards, photographs from the presentations and award citations are listed below.
awarded to: David Menadue
This is presented at the discretion of the President to an individual, group or organisation that has demonstrated visionary ledership in improving the quality of life for HIV-positive people. Often the recipient will have served over a long period and contributed to high level improvements in services for HIV-positive people and to an increased awareness of HIV issues.
Sam Venning with David Menadue
Over many years David Menadue has been a strong and consistent representative speaking with a wide variety of stakeholders to support the interests and priorities of PLHIV.
He was a past Board member of Living Positive Victoria in the roles of Vice President 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, Secretary 2006/2007. Director 2007/2008, Resigned in October 2008 and a member of the Positive Speakers Bureau since the early 1990’s.
He is a current board member of the VAC/GMHC.
David also sits on the Alfred Health Community Advisory Committee. He was part of a skilled group of consumers mainly from the Port Phillip area who work with hospital management to ensure patients and carers are provided with the best possible care.
He also helped Bayside Medicare Local to get the perspective of people with HIV included in forums they offer for local medical providers, including GPs. – citation by Sam Venning Continue reading