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Volunteer Awards

Australia Day Awards Winners 2019

Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards

The Australia Day Active Citizenship 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
  • Youth Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

The winners of the awards receive $400 to donate to their community group or chosen charity while the nominators each receive a $100 for the same purpose.

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Active Citizenship awards have now closed. Winners will be announced at the Australia Day Breakfast and Citizenship Ceremony on Sunday, 26 January 2020 at the John Creaney Reserve, corner of Parry and Benningfield Road, Bull Creek.

For more information on the awards please contact Renae Gillespie, renae.gillespie@melville.wa.gov.au.

Mayor's Community Champion Awards

The Mayor's Community Champion Awards is a exciting new award category that recognises outstanding volunteers who make a difference in our community.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the award, a Mayor’s Community Champion 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 significant volunteering contribution to the community

Who Can Nominate

  • Nominations must be received by the President or Volunteer Manager of the organisation
  • Community members are encouraged to inform the President or Volunteer Manager of the award and refer possible candidates for nomination
  • There is a limit of 1 nomination per organisation

The 2019 Mayor’s Volunteer Awards were presented at the recent Volunteer Recognition Function.

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor’s Community Champion Award recipients;
  • Sabrina Del Rosso
  • Lucas Waddams
  • Mike Weaver
  • Marea Lundgren
  • Minoo Fozdar
  • Karen Spowart
  • John Anderson
  • Matthew Read
  • Julian Ross
  • Susan Weightman
  • Anthony Richards
  • Peta Andrews
  • Jodie Hayden

For more information on the awards please contact Renae Gillespie, renae.gillespie@melville.wa.gov.au. Nominations for 2020 will open in March 2020.

Mayor's Valued Citizen Awards

The Mayor's Valued Citizen Awards 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.

Eligibility

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
  • Cannot be in a paid role at their organisation at any time during the 10 year period

Who Can Nominate

  • Nominations must be completed by the President or Volunteer Manager of the organisation.
  • There is a limit of 3 nominations per organisation.
  • Community members are encouraged to inform the President or Volunteer Manager of the award and refer possible candidates for nomination.

The 2019 Mayor’s Volunteer Awards were presented at the recent Volunteer Recognition Function.

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor’s Valued Citizen Award recipients;

  • Carolyn Edwards
  • Jan Spencer
  • Anne Strauss
  • Julie Williams
  • Simon Towers
  • Martin Buckland
  • Jan Cicerello
  • Colin Willis
  • Keith Harper
  • Brianna Coleman
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Leslie Walker
  • Eleanor Byrne
  • Alan Giles
  • Keith Penter

For more information on the awards please contact Renae Gillespie, renae.gillespie@melville.wa.gov.au. Nominations for 2020 will open in March 2020.

Mayor's Youth Citizenship Awards

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.

Eligibility

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

  • Students must be nominated by the principal of their school.

The 2019 Mayor’s Volunteer Awards were presented at the recent Volunteer Recognition Function.

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor’s Youth Citizenship Award recipients;

  • Isabella Robertson
  • Michael Duncan
  • Gabriel Halden
  • Georgia McMahon

For more information on the awards please contact Renae Gillespie, renae.gillespie@melville.wa.gov.au. Nominations for 2020 will open in March 2020.

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