City of Wanneroo volunteers’ vital service honoured

Volunteers Merryl Smart, Bernice Marwick, Meg Birch and Jennie Danher were recognised for their volunteer service.       Picture: Chris Kershaw
Volunteers Merryl Smart, Bernice Marwick, Meg Birch and Jennie Danher were recognised for their volunteer service.       Picture: Chris Kershaw

FOUR volunteers were recognised for outstanding commitment to their work in heritage and libraries this month.

The City of Wanneroo hosted an appreciation dinner on September 11 to recognise the contributions of more than 70 heritage and libraries volunteers.

The event recognised volunteers who serve at Cockman House, Buckingham House, the Community History Centre, Wanneroo Regional Museum, the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre (WLCC) gallery and the City’s four libraries, as well as their internal programs.

Four volunteers were nominated by their peers for excellence awards for outstanding commitment and dedication to their role as a volunteer and their service.

Volunteer Merryl Smart received an award for her consistent dedication to the Buckingham House and Cockman House heritage sites.

According to a statement from the City, she has assisted at all open days this year, as well as volunteering every week.

Buckingham House volunteer Meg Birch received an award for her efforts at the heritage homestead and Bernice Marwick received one for her passion and enthusiasm towards the Cockman and Buckingham houses.

Mrs Marwick was instrumental in the inclusion of the Wanneroo Regional Museum in the upcoming Wanneroo Show and works to involve the Wanneroo Historical Society in programs and historical events.

The City also recognised Jennie Danher for 15 weeks of service to the WLCC’s Friday at the Flicks program.