QUINNS Rocks resident George Appelbee received recognition this week for serving as a justice of the peace for 54 years.
He was one of 18 northern suburbs JPs recognised with volunteer service awards on International Volunteer Day.
WA Governor Kerry Sanderson and Volunteering Minister Mick Murray presented awards at a garden party at Government House to eight people who have volunteered for one organisation for 45 years or more.
At an event at the Parmelia Hilton, another 41 volunteers received recognition for their contributions of 25 years or more as a volunteer in their communities.
“Volunteers are an invaluable resource, providing expertise, skills and hard work to support organisations and individuals to achieve their goals,” Mr Murray said.
“In WA, about 80 per cent of us volunteer our time to contribute to the running of at least one organisation, and most maintain their volunteer activity throughout their lives.”
For more, visit www.communities.wa.gov.au.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
Northern suburbs recipients
Bernard Bridge, Quinns Rocks, 40 years
George Appelbee, Quinns Rocks, 54 years
Edward Farr, Two Rocks, 30 years
William Bell, Yanchep, 33 years
Robert Kimpton, Duncraig, 32 years
Cornelis Sappelli, Greenwood, 32 years
Pamela Beggs, Hillarys, 33 years
Michael Lowry, Iluka, 41 years
Lorraine Collopy, Kallaroo, 37 years
Evan Bain, Kallaroo, 32 years
Anthony Townsend, Kinross, 32 years
Noalan Gannon, Sorrento, 32 years
Noel Bennetts, Wanneroo, 36 years
Clifford Rickard, Alkimos, 35 years
Terrence Baker, Currambine, 32 years
Sten Jakobsen, Girrawheen, 37 years
Frederick Holman, Joondalup, 33 years
Arthur Tonkin, Warwick, 34 years