Mr George Ermer named as Australia Day Ambassador for 2019

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Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 10:45
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Mr George Ermer will visit Moorabool Shire at the Australia Day Celebrations to be held at the Public Hall, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh on Saturday 26 January, 2019.

Mr Ermer was born in Hungary and arrived in Australia in 1950. He attended Northcote High School for three years, becoming an Australian Citizen in 1954. In 1956, he performed his National Service in the RAAF at Laverton. George is married for the second time, and has four children and six grandchildren.

After leaving school, he sold electrical goods, before moving on to Holden as Victoria’s top salesman in 1959. He left the industry in 1961 when the credit squeeze hit and joined a meat company where he spent three years in Broken Hill, then moved to Melbourne and Sydney.

In 1976, he started Seattle Meats and stayed in the meat industry until 2007. While in the meat industry, George gained experience in the hospitality industry as part owner of a couple of hotels and one restaurant.

He served on the Victorian Board of The Variety Club as Vice-Chairman as well as on the National Board. He was a Board Member of Kids Under Cover for 11 years, and was made a Life Ambassador in 2008 when he retired from the Board.

Mayor Paul Tatchell said Mr Ermer would play an important role in local celebrations. “This year we are proud to welcome Mr Ermer to be part of the community on this special occasion, which recognises us as Australians and part of a wonderful community and nation”.

The Australia Day Ambassador Program sends high achieving Australians to over 300 community celebrations nationwide every Australia Day. Ambassadors are sportspeople, scientists, business people, actors and community workers who provide added inspiration and pride to Australia Day events and activities. The Ambassador Program is a grass roots initiative that builds on the strength and excitement of local communities’ Australia Day activities.

For more information regarding activities in Moorabool Shire Council please visit our website.

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Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 10:47