NATIONAL AWARDS: New Apexian Lachlan Monk wins award for his commitment.
NATIONAL AWARDS: New Apexian Lachlan Monk wins award for his commitment. Jessica Schremmer

Chinchilla takes home National Apex Award

FOR THE second time in three years a Chinchilla Apex member has taken home the national Harry Hodges Best First Year Apexian Award.

Lachlan Monk joined Chinchilla Apex Club in August 2016 and ever since then has gone above and beyond in his role as social director, committing to inter-club travel and community events.

Apex National President Moses Abraham said Mr Monk jumped into his Apex life with enthusiasm and eagerness.

"He is always taking the initiative to help out, he just gets in and does it,” Mr Abraham said.

"He is a young person and a very committed member.”

There are over 100 Apex clubs in Australia spread over 13 regions.

Mr Abraham said he was very pleased seeing Mr Monk win the award.

Chinchilla Apex Club President Lynne Mason nominated Mr Monk and said it was great to see him win the award.

"He is very involved with the community and enjoys what he is doing,” she said.

Mr Monk said he felt very honoured to receive the award and would like to thank the club.

"I don't think of myself as going above and beyond, for me it is just doing my part,” Mr Monk said.

"I just wanted to be more involved with the community, to grow and contribute to the community.”

Mr Monk helped out at various community events throughout the year, raised funds and committed to inter-club travel besides having his own young family life to take care of.

Now in his second year Mr Monk is one of the two community service directors of the club.


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