Shire looks for true blue fair dinkum Aussies
NOMINATIONS for next year’s Australia Day awards in Rochester are now open.
The local organising committee is calling on residents to attend a meeting on Monday at 7.30pm at the RSL hall to provide input and support towards planning.
‘‘With the rapid approach of the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festivities, residents of Rochester are reminded to consider individuals and groups who they believe are worthy of nomination for Rochester Australia Day awards,’’ committee secretary Heather Watson said.
‘‘As in previous years, the Rochester Australia Day Celebrations Committee invites nominations of worthy citizens who may be considered eligible for the title ‘Rochester Citizen of the Year 2016’.’’
The first of these awards was presented in 1965 to Mr SL Johnson, with many deserving winners since then.
‘‘These annual award winners would not have been recognised for their tireless work in the community if someone, or group, had not taken the time to research, record and forward a citation to the Rochester Australia Day Celebrations committee,’’ Ms Watson said.
Committee members cannot nominate or select winners.
Nominations, which are confidential, must be forwarded to the committee from groups or individuals in the community.
Forms for these awards are available from the Shire service centre or at www.campaspe.vic.gov.au and must be returned by December 2 to 80 Pascoe St, Rochester 3561.
The committee is also seeking nominations for awards presented at the flag raising ceremony.
These awards are for citizens who have achieved in the academic, sporting, arts and general fields of participation. For more information contact Heather on 0439 842 177.