Volunteers Given Worthy Recognition by the Town of Mosman Park
The vital role played by volunteers in their community was recognised recently at the annual awards evening hosted by the Town of Mosman Park on Friday 11 October 2013.
It was a poignant occasion for many residents, who were missing the presence of two prominent and long-standing community volunteers, Miss Mary Dillon, and Mr Russell Brown, both of whom had given decades of tireless service to the Mosman Park community, and who had passed away in 2013.
More than 90 guests including volunteers from local schools, sporting clubs, churches, senior services, arts and cultural groups and disability services were in attendance on the night, as well as Cr Libby Eustance, Cr Brett Pollock and Cr Maureen Harcombe, all hosted by the St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls’ Performing Arts Centre.
Mayor Ron Norris sincerely thanked volunteers and acknowledged the importance of their contribution. Recipients of the previous year’s Youth Encouragement Grants inspired the crowd by showing what they had achieved with the grant funding they had received from the Town in 2012.
Announced by Councillor Ian Flack, the major award recipient of the night was Sue Tinson, who was named Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Mosman Park Community Group.
The talent and potential of the Town’s young people was also recognised:
• Youth Encouragement Grant for Academic Study - Brandon Boccola
• Youth Encouragement Grant for Sport and Recreation - Cassia Boglio
Mr Boccola, aged 14 of Mosman Park attends Perth Modern School and has a broad range of interests including debating and sporting pursuits. He will use his grant funding to fund a student exchange in France and to travel interstate, pursuing his goal to become a youth leader for his community.
Miss Boglio, aged 13 of Bicton, is a Year 7 Sports House Captain at her school, Iona Presentation College in Mosman Park. She has a keen interest in sporting activities will use the grant to fund her attendance as representative for WA at the National School Sports Australia (SSA) Cross Country and Triathlon Championships. It is hoped that both Mr Boccola and Ms Boglio will become future members of the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council.
Long-Serving Volunteer Recognition certificates were presented to:
• Margaret Baldwin (Mosman Park Netball Club)
• Claire Greenway (Mosman Park Ratepayers and Residents Association)
• Glenda Telford (Westcoast Community Centre)
• Jocelyn Quirke (TAPPS Community Care)
• Alex Brims (Rocky Bay)
About the Awards
The Volunteer of the Year is awarded to a volunteer who is the heart and soul of an organisation.
The Youth Encouragement Grants were introduced to support and assist young people to achieve their goals and previous recipients have gone on to become role models for other youth in the Mosman Park community.
Long Serving Volunteer Recognition certificates go to volunteers who work for community organisations over a long period of time, many giving years if not decades of dedicated service.
The Town of Mosman Park would like to congratulate all nominees and award winners and thank all those who made nominations. The Town of Mosman Park receives nominations throughout the year for Volunteer of the Year Awards, and encourages community members to put forward the names of those individuals and/or groups who are deserving of recognition for their contribution to the community.