MORE than 300 people attended City of Melville’s annual Volunteer Recognition Function on November 10, with 27 people honoured for their selfless efforts within the community.
Held at Booragoon’s Wireless Hill Park, 22 people collected Mayor’s Valued Citizen Awards.
The awards recognise those who have offered service to the Melville community in an unpaid role for 10 years or more.
There was also five Mayor’s Youth Citizenship Awards presented to students who had made a significant contribution to their school or community.
Guests enjoyed long-table dining and were entertained throughout the evening by Verity James and acoustic guitarist David Patten.
Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City looked forward to the opportunity to thank volunteers.
“Throughout this year and many prior our volunteers have made a wonderful contribution to Melville, enriching the lives of others and helping to build a stronger, more connected community,” he said.
“Not only is volunteering helping those who directly benefit, it creates a legacy of giving through those you help feel worthy and special, leading others towards the volunteering path.”
For more information about volunteering visit www.melvillecity.com.au/volunteering.
Mayor’s Valued Citizen Award Winners:
Mrs Lyn Pellick, 12 years, ICCWA Walking Group
Mr Bill Corry, 20 years, Neighbourhood Watch
Mrs Muriel Corry, 20 years, Neighbourhood Watch
Mrs Diana Collingridge, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
Mr Geoff Hurle, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
Mrs Gwen Stagg, 10 years, Melville Citizens’ Relief Fund
Ms Pat Richards, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
Mr Allan Watson, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
Mr David Sefton, 12 years, Capital Community Radio
Mr Geoff Smith, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
Mrs Margaret Halgren, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
Mr Paul Redman, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
Mr Ross Cussons, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
Mrs Kirsten Tannenbaum, 31 years, Australian Breastfeeding Association
Mrs Beryl De Petra, 16 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Mrs Catherine Nunes, 17 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Mr Dale Henshaw, 16.5 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Mrs Carole White, 17 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Ms Shirley Stubber, 12 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Mrs Gloria Oldenhof, 27 years, The Girls’ Brigade
Mr Simon Griffiths, 15 years, Scouts Australia
Mr Paul Breuer, 12 years, Bull Creek Tennis Club
Youth Citizenship Award Winners
Alicia Ross-Adams, Applecross Senior High
Jack Warwick, Kennedy Baptist College
Darcy Pickett, Santa Maria College
Steven Thiele, All Saints College
Michael Fallon, All Saints College