Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List

Congratulations to two deserving members of our Victorian badminton community who have been announced as Medal in the General Division (OAM) recipients on the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List:


Mrs Patricia Margaret DAW, Williamstown VIC 3016 For service to badminton.

Western Suburbs Badminton Association

  • Honorary President, since 1989.

  • Event Director, National Junior Badminton Carnivals, since 1989.

  • Volunteer Manager, Altona Badminton Centre, 1993-2000.

  • Life Member, 2000.

Badminton Victoria

  • Secretary, Junior Committee, since 2013.

  • Junior Representative, West Metropolitan Regions Junior Committee, 2009-2012.

  • Member, Review Committee, 1989.

  • Member, (then) Victorian Badminton Association Council, 1960s.

  • Life Member, 2011.

Badminton Australia

  • Former Tournament Volunteer.

Mrs Janet Patricia SYNOT, Newtown VIC 3220 For service to the arts, to the community, and to badminton.


  • Owner, Art is...Studio and Gallery, 2008-2019.

  • President, Geelong and District Porcelain Artists Association, circa 1970-2000.

  • Inaugural Secretary, Geelong and District Porcelain Artists Association, circa, 1970s

  • Former Board Member, Victorian Porcelain Artists Association.

  • Porcelain Teacher, since 1970.

Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller

  • Grand Priory Hospitaller Australasia, 2018.

  • Deputy Prior, Victoria, 2017.

  • Dame, 2007.


  • Curator, Fundraising Exhibition, Geelong Cancerians, 2019.

  • Supporter, Geelong Community Foundation, since 2010.

  • Inaugural Committee Member, Bravehearts, Geelong, 2010.

  • Chief Elder, Noble Street Uniting Church, circa 2008.

  • Founding President, Younger Set Auxiliary, Grace McKellar Centre, circa 1970s.

  • Involved in establishing, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Geelong Support Group, circa 2000's.


  • Ambassador, World Masters Games, Adelaide, 2005.

  • Secretary, Geelong Badminton Association, circa 1990s.

  • Member, Victorian Masters Team, 1998.

  • 20 Year Service Award, Badminton Geelong.

Source: Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia

The Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List recognises 1,190 Australians.

Included in the list are 947 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (5 AC, 50 AO, 252 AM and 640 OAM) - gazette

You can search for biographical details of each recipient here.

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