Do you know City of Melville volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to their community?
The Mayor’s Youth Award for Citizenship recognises school aged students that have made
a significant contribution to their school or community in the City of Melville.
To be eligible to receive the award, a Mayor’s Youth Citizen must:
- Must be school aged students who have given extended service to their
- school community for 1 year or more,
- Those who have demonstrated care for others in the community, and/or, the environment.
- Must be a school aged City of Melville resident
Who can nominate:
- Must be nominated by the principal of their school
The 2017 Mayor's Youth Citizenship Award recipients are;
- Alicia Ross-Adams, Applecross Senior High
- Jack Warwick, Kennedy Baptist College
- Darcy Pickett, Santa Maria College
- Steven Thiele, All Saints College
- Michael Fallon, All Saints College
The award was established in 2011 by Mayor Russell Aubrey as a way of celebrating the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer. After an overwhelming response the Mayor decided the awards will be an annual event.
To be eligible to receive the award, a Mayor’s Valued Citizen must:
- Either live in the City of Melville, or be involved with a not-for-profit organisation
in the City of Melville,
- Have made a valuable contribution to the community for 10 years or more with
the one organisation,
- Can not be in a paid role at their organisation at any time during the
10 year period.
Who can nominate:
- Nominations must be received by the President or Volunteer Manager of
- Community members are encouraged to inform the President or
Volunteer Manager of the award and refer possible candidates
The 2017 Mayor's Valued Citizens are;
- Lyn Pellick, 12 years, ICCWA Walking Group
- Bill Corry, 20 years, Neighbourhood Watch
- Muriel Corry, 20 years, Neighbourhood Watch
- Diana Collingridge, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
- Geoff Hurle, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
- Gwen Stagg, 10 years, Melville Citizens’ Relief Fund
- Pat Richards, 10 years, Willagee Community Centre
- Allan Watson, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
- David Sefton, 12 years, Capital Community Radio
- Geoff Smith, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
- Margaret Halgren, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
- Paul Redman, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
- Ross Cussons, 11 years, Capital Community Radio
- Kirsten Tannenbaum, 31 years, Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Beryl De Petra, 16 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
- Catherine Nunes, 17 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
- Dale Henshaw, 16.5 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
- Carole White, 17 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
- Shirley Stubber, 12 years, St John of God Hospital Murdoch
- Gloria Oldenhof, 27 years, The Girls' Brigade
- Simon Griffiths, 15 years, Scouts Australia
- Paul Breuer, 12 years, Bull Creek Tennis Club
The Australia Day Awards recognise persons and groups who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service to the local community for a number of years.
The categories include;
- Citizen of the Year,
- Young Citizen of the Year and
- Community Group of the Year.
The annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony will be held Friday, 26 January 2018 at John Creaney Reserve, corner of Parry and Benningfield Road in Bull Creek. The event usually attracts 600 - 700 people, who enjoy a barbeque breakfast by the Lions Club of Bull Creek and congratulate this year’s award recipients.
The winners of the awards will receive $400 to donate to their community group or chosen charity while the nominators each receive a $100 for the same purpose.
Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Australia Day Function on the 26th of January.