John Anich awarded PSA Life Membership

Bruce Elliott and John Anich

Well-known Mossman pharmacist John Anich OAM has been awarded Life Membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

The PSA Queensland Branch President, Bruce Elliot presented the award at the Society’s Queensland Branch President’s Dinner and Awards Night at The Moreton Club in Brisbane.

Announcing the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015, Elliot said John Anich has given many years of pharmacy service to his community of Mossman in North Queensland.

Anich’s Pharmacy in Mossman is almost an institution for people of north Queensland.”

This award marks 50 years of continuous membership of the society.

After graduating in 1964 Anich opened Anich’s Pharmacy in Mossman. Within a year he moved his pharmacy into bigger premises and continued to grow the business until selling in 1997.

However Anich continued to work in the pharmacy for the new owner for a number of years after.

He has always maintained a strong community service activity in the Mossman area and has been awarded the Mossman Citizen of the Year award.

In 2003 Anich was awarded the Queen’s Birthday Medal in the General Division for “service to the community of Mossman through aged and youth welfare organisations”.

He remains active with the Rotary Club of Mossman, and is on the board of Mossman Botanic Gardens.

Summarising John’s contributions, Elliot said: “John Anich is clearly an active contributor to his community which really enshrines the values of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.”


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