Eleven nominations have been received for the second annual Deniliquin & District Transport Industry Wall of Fame.
Nominations have closed and the recipients will be announced at a gala dinner in September, as part of the Deniliquin Truck Show & Industry Expo weekend.
The Wall of Fame is an initiative of the expo committee, and nominees can be from Deniliquin, Finley, Berrigan, Barooga, Barham, Tocumwal, Hay, Mathoura, Moama, Moulamein, Barham, Conargo, Jerilderie and all areas in between.
The Wall of Fame will recognise anyone who has made a difference, contribution or had an impact on the local trucking industry, and posthumous nominations are welcome.
All nominations that meet the criteria will be determined by an independent judging panel.
The gala dinner will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club on Friday, September 8. The guest speaker is Oxford Cold Storage transport manager Jacqelene Brotherton.
Ms Brotherton is a member of 14 different committees and associations, most relating to the transport industry, and is a life member of the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association of NSW, chair of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association’s transport sub-committee and was on the board of Transport Women Australia Ltd from 2008 to 2012, including being chair from 2009 to 2011.
The second speaker will be Deniliquin Police Highway Patrol Sergeant Steven Bloomfield. He will be invited to speak on police matters, as well as his background as a cartoonist for Trucking Life magazine.
Tickets for the dinner are on sale now at the RSL Club, or by phoning 58811455.