Community and Volunteer Awards
Date Published: 15/08/2012
Eight category winners were recognised at the City of Rockingham’s Community and Volunteer Awards 2012 held on Wednesday 15 August.
In their third year, the awards were reviewed and revamped this year and attracted more than 50 nominations, almost double the number for previous years.
The awards are a unique opportunity for the City of Rockingham to recognise individuals, community groups and organisations for their work in building and strengthening the Rockingham community.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said: “Twenty-four finalists were 24 selected for tonight’s Awards ceremony across the categories of Inspirational Adult, Inspirational Young Person, Inspirational COR, Indigenous Leadership, Inspirational Neighbour, Schools Project, Community Inclusions, and Strengthening Community.
“I would like to acknowledge everyone who was nominated or received an award and I thank your friends, family and peers who thought to recognise your work in the community through the nominations process.
“The variety and innovation demonstrated through the nominations shows our communities are growing strong links and working together to support our area’s evolution into one of the most liveable and inclusive communities in the state.
“Many thanks also goes to our very generous sponsors who have made the Community and Volunteer Awards possible: National Lifestyle Villages, Satterley, David Wirrpanda Foundation, Kwinana Industries Council, Bendigo Bank, Stockland, BHP Billiton, Neighbourhood State Office, Act Belong Commit, Marketforce, Darren Guthrie and the City of Rockingham.”
Individual Category Winners
- Inspirational Adult Jack and Edna Mather
- Inspirational Young Person Rebecca Ffoulkes
- Inspirational COR Lynette Amm
- Indigenous Leadership Moira Wilson
- Inspirational Neighbour Bob Cooper
Group Category Winners
- Schools Project Comet Bay College
- Community Inclusions DSC – Community Art Room
- Strengthening Community CWA
This initiative grew from the City’s Community Development Plan which promotes the idea that community development helps to build places, connect people, enhance cultural activity and enable communities to respond to and influence change. It is about the relationships, partnerships and networks that make communities a sustainable place to live, work, visit and recreate.
This is achieved through the efforts of individuals, groups and organisations working together towards the common good. All those people and organisations represented here tonight exemplify this passion for and commitment to the Rockingham community.
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