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Distinguished Service Award for Stanley Barnes

Stanley Barnes was taken by surprise when he was presented with a Distinguished Service Award at the Gala Concert of The Big Sing Regional Festival held in the Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North on Wednesday 13th June.

All 800 singers and the audience gave him a standing ovation. Stanley has been fully immersed in the choral scene with community choirs, church choirs and young singers choir schools. He served from 1995 on the Wellington committee as treasurer until the formation of the Manawatu Whanganui Region.

Stanley has served our region as Secretary (until 2015) and as the present Treasurer covering two decades. From 2008 to 2016 Stanley was the Regional Coordinator for The Big Sing. Stanley continues to mastermind successful sponsorship applications for our region’s activities. Bravo Stanley!

In the photo is Stanley with members of the Manawatu/Whanganui NZCF Committee- Pat Reu, Frances Anderson, Joanna Love (Regional Secretary), Louisa Craig, John Love (The Big Sing Coordinator), Stanley Barnes (Regional Treasurer), Roy Tankersley (Regional Chair), Guy Donaldson (Regional Vice Chair), Judy Bellingham (The Big Sing Adjudicator).