McHugh-Henderson Award

This award is made annually by the S.S.P.A. in remembrance of both Frank McHugh and Jim Henderson who both did an enormous amount of work in personally promoting the Association and the problems of short-statured people, through the media and through their own involvement with the early management of the Association. Both men were past National Chairpersons.

The Award is made to short-statured people who are considered to have made a significant contribution to the development of themselves as individuals during the year, and the enhancement of their position in the community at large, which bought credit to themselves and to the Association.

Nominations are called for during the year and details of nominations are printed in the S.S.P.A. Journal. Closing date for nominations is 31st July each year.

A shield records the names of winners of the award each year and the winner is also presented with an individual trophy at the S.S.P.A. Dinner Dance which is held during the annual SSPA National Convention. All nominees are given an award in recognition of their endeavours.

A Junior Division Award is made to members under the age of 12 years.

Previous winners and nominations for the Award are listed below:

List of winners (1977-2011)

Year Senior Division Junior Division
1977 Maree Jenner (NSW)      —-
1978 Francis Kelly (VIC)      —-
1979 Dawn Marsh (NSW)      —-
1980 Maree Goodacre (NSW)      —-
1981 Linda Henderson (NSW)      —-
1982 Rohan Paterson (VIC)      —-
1983 No Award Vanessa Howard and Anthony Parker (NSW)
1984 No Award No Award
1985 Lee Whichello (QLD) No Award
1986 Jim Whitaker (NSW) Danielle Carty (TAS) and Robert Paton (VIC)
1987 Jennifer McHugh (NSW) No Award
1988 Shaun Galbraith (VIC) No Award
1989 Anthony Parker (NSW) No Award
1990 David McGrath (NSW) Damien Pinnell (SA)
1991 Christopher Cook (NSW) No Award
1992 Julie Iles (NSW) No Award
1993 No Award No Award
1994 No Award No Award
1995 Meredith Young (VIC) No Award
1996 No Award No Award
1997 Wim Bos (NSW) Alex Botton (SA)
1998 No Award Christopher Diehm (QLD)
1999 Sandra Parker (NSW) No Award
2000 No Award No Award
2001 No Award Terry Haffner (NSW)
2002 No Award No Award
2003 Samantha Lilly (VIC) No Award
2004 Sarah Bowen (VIC) No Award
2005 No Award No Award
2006 No Award No Award
2007 Hayley Galbraith (VIC) No Award
2008 Mike Spain (VIC) No Award
2009 No Award No Award
2010 No Award No Award
2011 Margherita Coppolino (VIC) No Award

 


List of nominations (1977-2011)

Year Senior Division Junior Division
1977
 
Maree Jenner (NSW), Fay McCurdy (ACT), Dawn Marsh (NSW),
Kevin Munroe (VIC), Jim Taylor (NSW), Rosemary Whitaker (NSW)
     —-
1978 Francis Kelly (VIC)      —-
1979 Nancy Burgess (NSW), Lynda Cook (NSW), Maree Goodacre (NSW),
Linda Henderson (NSW), Maree Jenner (NSW), Dawn Marsh (NSW)
     —-
1980 Maree Goodacre (NSW), Vanessa Howard (NSW), Tammy Sue-San (NSW)      —-
1981 Lynelle Boyd (NSW), Linda Henderson (NSW)      —-
1982 Michael Blair (NSW), Rohan Paterson (VIC)      —-
1983 No Award Vanessa Howard, Anthony Parker (NSW)
1984 No Award No Award
1985 Kyra Cook (NSW), Karen Craft (NSW), Lee Whichello (QLD) No Award
1986 Jim Whitaker (NSW) Danielle Carty (TAS), Robert Paton (VIC)
1987 Francis Kelly (VIC), Jennifer McHugh (NSW) No Award
1988 Shaun Galbraith (VIC), Sandra Parker (NSW) No Award
1989 Anthony Parker (NSW) No Award
1990 David McGrath (NSW) Damien Pinnell (SA)
1991 Christopher Cook (NSW) No Award
1992 Julie Iles (NSW) No Award
1993 No Award No Award
1994 No Award No Award
1995 Meredith Young (VIC) No Award
1996 No Award No Award
1997 Wim Bos (NSW) Alex Botton (SA)
1998 No Award Christopher Diehm (QLD)
1999 Sandra Parker (NSW) No Award
2000 No Award No Award
2001 No Award Terry Haffner (NSW)
2002 No Award No Award
2003 Samantha Lilly (VIC) No Award
2004 Sarah Bowen (VIC) No Award
2005 No Award No Award
2006 No Award No Award
2007 Hayley Galbraith (VIC) No Award
2008 Mike Spain (VIC) No Award
2009 No Award No Award
2010 No Award No Award
2011 Margherita Coppolino (VIC) No Award


 

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