Former Deputy Greffier of the States awarded an honour by the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie
The former Deputy Greffier of the States, Mrs. Anne Harris, has been awarded an honour, the “Ordre de la Pléiade”, at the level of ‘Chevalier’, in recognition of her work on behalf of the Jersey Section of the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), the international organisation which brings together French-speaking parliamentarians from across the world. The “Pléiade, Ordre de la Francophonie et du Dialogue des Cultures”, is awarded at different levels to recognise the outstanding merits of those who have distinguished themselves serving the ideals of the APF and French speaking communities.
The Jersey Section recommended Mrs. Harris to receive this award in recognition of her outstanding service as Secretary of the Jersey APF Section for some 17 years. During this time she not only organised the affairs of the Section but also made arrangements for a number of high profile conferences in Jersey.
The President of the Jersey Section, Connétable Juliette Gallichan said –
“Anne Harris has given quite exceptional service to the Jersey APF Section for many years and she has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Jersey’s interests within the French speaking world. She undertook a tremendous amount of work to organise the 2009 Regional Conference of the APF in Jersey and this was one of the largest parliamentary conferences ever held in Jersey. More recently she has worked hard to ensure that Jersey plays a full part in the Reseau de Femmes which brings together female parliamentarians from across the French-speaking world. This honour is very well deserved and I’m delighted that the Jersey Section’s recommendation was accepted.”
Mrs Harris was presented with her award by Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, who is a Grand Officier of the Ordre de la Pléiade, on Wednesday 18th June 2014.
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