Geelong West Neighbourhood House presents
SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT
Conversation with ‘Jewel of the West’
Celebrating our unique individuals of Geelong West
Featuring Geelong West identity Kevin Kirby OAM, in conversation with local resident, Rosemary Nugent
Sunday 11 October 2.00 – 4.00pm
Virginia Todd hall, Clarence St, Geelong West
Gold coin entry. Refreshments available. All welcome!
Kevin Kirby is an identity who has contributed greatly to the local culture, heritage and life. Born and educated in Geelong West, Kevin has many stories of yesteryear, particularly relating to growing up in a community where neighbours knew and looked out for each other.
Overcoming many obstacles, Kevin was elected to the Geelong West City Council in 1968, and in 1972 was its youngest Mayor. He has been involved in numerous grassroots movements and organisations including Cubs, Scouts, the ALP, the Geelong West Brass Band, and Geelong West / St Peters Football and Netball Sporting Club.
Kevin works continually at, and for, the Kevin Kirby Reserve, overseeing extensive tree planting. We owe a debt of gratitude to Kevin and other councillors who were intent on greening our suburb, protecting our heritage, calming our traffic, and making Geelong West as liveable as possible,
In recognition of his services to the Geelong and Geelong West community, Kevin was awarded an OAM in 1992.