City of Burnside celebrates National Volunteer Week

It is National Volunteer Week, the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. In celebration, Volunteering Australia is pleased to announce the theme for National Volunteer Week 2021 – ‘Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine’.

At a ceremony at The Regal Theatre on Tuesday the Mayor presented the following awards for service and achievement:

25 years

  • Wilma Bajka Van Velze, Pepper Street Arts Centre
  • Marjorie Molyneux, Pepper Street Arts Centre

20 years

  • John Chinnery, Library Book Repairs
  • Charlie Simoner, Library Book Repairs
  • Raj Rajagopalan, Justice of the Peace

15 years

  • Anthony Bransbury, Library Book Repairs
  • Graham Fennessy, Library Book Repairs
  • Alexia Heffernan, Library Shelving & Distribution
  • Judy Stohr, Library Book Repairs

10 years

  • Sandra Edwards, Conservation
  • Sue Fox, Pepper Street Arts Centre
  • Robert Hilditch, Men’s Shed
  • Margaret Kahland, Aged Care 3 R’s Program
  • Annabel Price, Library Book Discussion Group

5 years

  • Keith Chiveralls, Community Transport
  • Kevin Clark, Graffiti Removal Team
  • Marguerita Hanna, Library Events
  • Jane Nicholson, Library Book Discussion Group
  • Diana Chessell, Eastwood Community Centre

Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer

  • Ann Wilson, Justice of the Peace

The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service 2021

  • Burnside Toy Library Volunteers.

We will share the stories of our volunteers as National Volunteer Week continues, so please keep an eye on Engage Burnside to find out more about the inspirational people who support us.

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