JHC Social Club: Cheryl Koenig OAM

The JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Cheryl Koenig OAM, will give a lecture on “My Australian Story”.

Cheryl Koenig OAM, is a Sydney-based writer and motivational speaker.

With Just One Suitcase is her fourth book – the family’s memoir – and is Cheryl’s homage to her father, Frici, and her father-in-law, Istvan; and her belief in the importance of history in understanding ourselves. Her previous publications are Paper Cranes (2008), The Courage to Care (2007) and There’s always hope: just alter the dreams (2006).

In 2009 she was named NSW Woman of the Year, and in 2015 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to people with disabilities, their families and carers. Her involvement with disability services arose out of caring and advocacy for her son who was severely injured in a vehicle accident. Cheryl continues to volunteer her time to improve health care services, which she combines with her passion for writing.