HONOURED EDUCATOR: Beecher man Chris Tanner is being recognised for his service to education and the community as a recipient of a medal of the Order of Australia.
HONOURED EDUCATOR: Beecher man Chris Tanner is being recognised for his service to education and the community as a recipient of a medal of the Order of Australia. Mike Richards

Literacy volunteer to receive OAM on Friday

GLADSTONE volunteer Chris Tanner will receive his Order of Australia Medal at Government House in Brisbane today.

On Australia Day this year, Mr Tanner was recognised for his services to education and the community with an OAM in the 2015 Honours List.

He established Gladstone Literacy Centre, has been treasurer at Calliope Golf Club since 1987, is vice president of the Gladstone City Eisteddfod and is involved in many more organisations.