Patron of Rugby and Soaks legend Geoff Stooke contacted the couple last week to congratulate them on the honour.
It is understood that the pair awarded the prestigious title for their work in Narooma working with the community specifically concerning the Narooma Kinema (Cinema).
Unfortunately Soaks sends their best wishes to John and Janette as John is now recovering from a recent stroke.
He is in a steady state but will need care, the Soaks family wishes him a speedy recovery.
This is an amazing achievement for the couple and we wish them the best for the future.
To read more about John and Janette's check out their article in the local Narooma news.
READ MORE: https://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/story/1905545/from-lolly-boy-to-kinema-operator/
Updated 06:20 - 7 Mar 2019 by Harry Ayers