On Friday 21 October 2011 the Town of Mosman Park held its annual Local Legends Awards night to reward the everyday people in the Mosman Park community who help out for the love of it!
Over 100 guests including volunteers from local schools, sporting clubs, churches, senior services, arts and cultural groups, disability services and youth organisations attended the function at the iconic ‘Camelot’.
Mayor of Mosman Park Ron Norris introduced the formal proceedings, sincerely thanking volunteers and acknowledging their critical importance to the community.
“The number of volunteers we have in Mosman Park and their enthusiasm for the work they do is truly remarkable. There are many community activities which we simply could not provide without their support.”
Mosman Park resident and senior role model Alf Snell OAM and Bi Centennial medalist, who has been volunteering for over 50 years, presented the keynote address sharing some of his personal experiences such as with RSL, Rotary and the Red Cross and TAPSS Community Care.
Mayor Ron Norris and Deputy Mayor Councillor Ian Flack then presented the Youth Encouragement Grants before announcing the Local Legends 2011 Mosman Park Volunteer Awards.
The full list of Local Legends categories were:
Good Neighbour Award, Environmental Action Award, Caring Kids Award (Under 13 years of age), Young Legend Award (Under 25 years of age), Good Sports Award, Local Business Community Service Award, Open Door Award, Volunteer of the Year Award and the Hall of Fame Volunteer Award.
The 2011 Local Legend winners received a framed certificate signed by the Mayor, an engraved 2011 Local Legends badge, a personalised Local Legends mug and a voucher to spend at one of the local Mosman Park businesses. All winners had their names embossed onto the official Local Legends Honour Board which Mayor, Ron Norris later unveiled.
Talented Year 8 St Hilda’s students Mira Sertorio, Cassidy Dunn, Cameron Hurst, Matilda Simcock also voluntarily showcased their talent at the event with their beautiful jazz solos.
The Youth Encouragement Grants are presented in two installments of $500. These grants are designed to assist young people to reach their personal best in the categories of Community Service, Academic Study, Sport and Recreation and Arts and Culture. Recipients also go on to become a part of the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council.
The Town of Mosman Park would like to congratulate all grant recipients, nominees and award winners and thank those who filled out a nomination form. Community members are encouraged to contact the Council at any time throughout the year to advise of any groups or individuals who deserve recognition for their contribution to the community.
Full list of winners with articles available here : pdf docx