Mandurah residents recognised in Volunteer Service Awards

Dawn Newman has made a contribution to the Zonta Club for more than 30 years.
Picture: Jon Hewson
Dawn Newman has made a contribution to the Zonta Club for more than 30 years. Picture: Jon Hewson

SIX local residents were among volunteers to receive certificates of recognition and commemoration badges for dedicating 25 years or more to one organisation in the Volunteer Service Awards.

The program, run by the Department of Communities, acknowledges the significant efforts of longstanding WA volunteers for their contribution to the community.

It is the 30th anniversary of National Volunteer Week this year.

Peter Shervington, of Halls Head, was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1992.

He was involved in the local court at Donnybrook.

In 2005, the Shervingtons retired to Mandurah where Mr Shervington helped police with the documentation of search warrants and crime events, as well as certification of documents for the public.

Coodanup resident Dawn Newman has been a member of the Zonta Club of the Northern Suburbs for 34 years and has volunteered at international levels on committees and also at a national level on district committees.

She has been club president and produced the monthly newsletter for many years.

She is a great advocate for enhancing the status of women through her cricket network as a past Australian woman Test cricket player and is co-ordinating Zonta Centenary anniversary celebrations.

Dorothy Lewis, of Mandurah, has been a Perth Zoo volunteer since 1994.

Douglas Cowie, of Stakehill, Graeme Blight, of Waroona, and Graeme Hoar, of Mandurah, have been JPs for 27 years.