THE City of Melville recognised a raft of local volunteers at the Neighbourhood Stars event last Friday.
The evening celebrated 40 volunteers, and formally recognised them through the presentation of the Mayor’s Valued Citizen Awards and Youth Citizenship Awards.
Recipients of this award are long serving volunteers in the Melville community and have been in an unpaid role for 10 years or more.
More than 230 volunteers attended the Australian outback themed evening, enjoying a barbecue supper and entertainment from the Wadumbah Dance Group, as well as acoustic soloist Chris Gibbs.
Youth Citizenship Awards were also presented, recognising eight school age students who have contributed to their school or local community.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the community was fortunate to have so many altruistic citizens who gave their time to others.
“Congratulations and thank you to all our recipients in 2015 – volunteering is a selfless gift that connects people, makes a difference to individual lives and strengthens our neighbourhoods,” he said.
“This year we received a record number of nominations and honour a record number of volunteers, which shows us that volunteering is alive and blooming in our community. Our local organisations love this opportunity to thank their volunteering stars.”
For more information about volunteering or to find a position that suits you, contact the MVRC today on 9364 0662 or visit www.melville city.com.au
Valued Citizen Award Winners
Three longest serving Mayor’s
Bruce Cadd for 40 years with Melville City Hockey Club
Maris Margetts for 35 years with Melville City Hockey Club
Barbara Dudding for 35 years with The Melville History Society
Elaine Wong for 15 years with Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming
Helen Pickering for 10 years with Applecross R.S.L.
Max Heron for 18 years with the Garden City Community Information Centre
Stanley Vicich for 11 years with The School Volunteer Program
Robbie Arnold for 17 years with St John of God Hospital
Jenny Patterson for 10 years with Neighbourhood Watch
Sydney Rowe for 20 years with The Royal Association of Justices at Garden City
Helga Bruch-Oranienburg for 10 years with St John of God Hospital
Daphne Cullen for 20 years with St John of God Hospital
Molly Newman for 22 years with St John of God Hospital
Julia Knyn for 22 years with St John of God Hospital
Jeanette Knight for 25 years with The Girls’ Brigade
Alyce Mourad for 19 years with Melville Cares
Gerda Indrisie for 10 years with Melville Cares
Teresa Abelha for 13 years with Melville Cares
Treasur D’Cruz for 17 years with Melville Cares
Gary Bowater for 27 years with Melville City Hockey Club
Nicola Ogden for 15 years with Melville City Hockey Club
Janine Tate for 14 years with Melville City Hockey Club
Judy Carter for 27 years with the Melville History Society
Barbara Bullock for 27 years with the Melville History Society
Norah Jones for 27 years with the Melville History Society
Marie Davies for 27 years with the Melville History Society
Myrna O’Meara for 13 years with Capital Community Radio
Helen Whalan for 13 years with Capital Community Radio
Graeme Hestelow for 13 years with Capital Community Radio
Neil Kendrick for 12 years with Capital Community Radio
Russell Coghlan for 11 years with Capital Community Radio
For 12 years with Caralee Community School
Youth Citizenship Award Winners
Kayla Ferraz from Santa Maria College
Aaron Hui from Kennedy Baptist College
Zelia Chu from Rossmoyne Senior High School
Amy Neill from All Saints’ College
Benjamin Ring from Corpus Christi College
Rebekah-Anne Craggs from Corpus Christi College
Jennifer Gresham from Corpus Christi College.
Samuel LaMacchia from Corpus Christi College.