Volunteers honoured by city of Melville

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with the youth award winners.
Volunteers honoured by city of Melville
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with the youth award winners.

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

WINNERS

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.