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Mynie (Jane) Donohue

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Jane Donohue

Awarded for service to the Community, service to Sport and Recreation

Entered on roll: 2005

Born in Devonport, Jane Donohue was educated at the Devonport High School and the Methodist Ladies' College in Launceston.

Jane is an accomplished sportswoman and has represented Tasmania in tennis, hockey and golf. In 1952, she was Tasmanian Ladies Doubles Tennis Champion. In 1958, she was a member of the Tasmanian State Hockey team. Jane was made a Life Member of the Devon Women’s Hockey Association in 1963 and a Life Member of Old Devonians Association Women’s Hockey Club in 1974.

Jane started playing golf in 1970 and has won countless club, regional, State and national titles since then. She has been the Tasmanian Veterans Winner on eight occasions and North West Seniors Champion on nine occasions. Jane was one of the Australian National Foursomes Handicap Winners in 1997 and won the Australian Super Veterans Flight Championship in 2004.

Since her retirement in 1993, Jane has undertaken a significant voluntary role at the Devonport Golf Club including office duties, tree planting, bar and kitchen duties.

Jane joined Soroptimist International of Devonport in 1962 and has been active in the club’s fundraising and charity work. She has held a number of executive roles including President of the Devonport group (1973-74 and 1989-90) and State President (1986-87). Other roles have included terms as State and Branch Secretary and Public Officer.

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