City of Melville honours its citizens on Australia Day

Australia Day award winners with Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey (centre).
Lions Club of Bull Creek Rasa Subramaniam, president Jill Jonker and Terry Johnson.
Sue Deeks and Julia Hancy (Bateman Girl Guides)
Simon Griffiths and Stephen Schibler (Bullcreek Leeming Scouts Group)
Audrey and Jennifer Buckley.
Roberts Willis, Jennifer Spanbroek and Souzi Clifford (Neighbourhood Watch Bullcreek Leeming)
Savana Boby, Miranda Lawrence and Miron Boby.
Pauline Boland, Olivia Boland and Soyoung Shin.
Australia Day award winners with Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey (centre). Lions Club of Bull Creek Rasa Subramaniam, president Jill Jonker and Terry Johnson. Sue Deeks and Julia Hancy (Bateman Girl Guides) Simon Griffiths and Stephen Schibler (Bullcreek Leeming Scouts Group) Audrey and Jennifer Buckley. Roberts Willis, Jennifer Spanbroek and Souzi Clifford (Neighbourhood Watch Bullcreek Leeming) Savana Boby, Miranda Lawrence and Miron Boby. Pauline Boland, Olivia Boland and Soyoung Shin.

MORE than 600 people attended Australia Day celebrations at John Creaney Park in Bull Creek on Friday.

Ann Taylor was named City of Melville Citizen of the Year for her work with Princess Margaret Hospital Volunteers, the Anglican Parish of Applecross Mothers Union Group, the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education and Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital WA.

Darcy Pickett, an active and passionate advocate for volunteering, and Steven Thiele, an outstanding student who encourages volunteering in the community, picked up Youth Citizen awards.

Attitudinal Healing WA (AHWA) secured the Community Group of the Year award.

AHWA raises awareness of dementia and breaks down stigmas for people in the City living with the condition.

The celebrations also included a citizenship ceremony and a barbeque breakfast hosted by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.

Lions club president Jill Jonker said she drove 600 kilometres last week, including a trip to Harvey, to pick up supplies for the event.

“I’ve got good contacts,” she joked.

“It’s worth it. I love to see it all come together.”

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