COMMUNITY MINDED: Francis, John, Alanah and Daniel Moynihan all volunteer with the Mount Larcom SES.
COMMUNITY MINDED: Francis, John, Alanah and Daniel Moynihan all volunteer with the Mount Larcom SES. Paul Braven

Helping community is a Moynihan family tradition

SOME families pass down recipes, stories or photos through generations - but for the Moynihan family it's a passion for volunteering.

Parents John and Alanah were at the weekend's SES 40 year celebration with their sons Daniel and Francis.

John received a medal for 30 years of service, Daniel 15 years and Alanah 10 years, and Francis is four years away from receiving his first medal.

They are all members of the Mount Larcom SES.

All three of John and Alanah's children joined the club when they were 16.

They're also members of the bowls club, QCWA, the ambulance service and the local scouts.

"It's more about the community and giving back to where you live.

"That's what we've always wanted to teach our kids."

Daniel, John and Francis are called out to land searches, traffic control, and more.

Alanah looks after the catering.

"The most memorable one I've had would be a missing man on Potters Rd in Calliope ... it was a few years ago and we found him sleeping in the bush. "That was my first land search," Daniel said.

For more information about the Mount Larcom SES, phone 4975 1344.

 

AWARDS

Alanah Moynihan -SES Meritorious Service Medal for 10 years' service

Daniel Moynihan - 1st Clasp to the SES Meritorious Service Medal, for 15 years' service

Colin Vanderwolf - 2nd Clasp to the SES Meritorious Service Medal, for 20 years' service

John Moynihan - 4th Clasp to the SES Meritorious Service Medal, for 30 years' service

Daniel Moynihan - National Medal for 15 years' service

Raymond Schneider - 40 year clasp and plaque

Thomas Woods - SES Meritorious Service Medal and 1st clasp for 15 years' service

James Hoger - National Medal for 15 years' service and the 1st Clasp to the SES Meritorious Service for 15 years' service.