Ma­jor recog­ni­tion for com­mit­ted Emily

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EMILY Ma­jor’s com­mit­ment to com­mu­nity ser­vice with the Rochester Leos Club was recog­nised at a cer­e­mony last week.

Emily, 17, re­ceived the In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent’s Lead­er­ship Award for her ser­vice to the Rochester and district com­mu­nity.

Leo clubs are a spon­sored af­fil­i­a­tion of Li­ons Clubs In­ter­na­tional and en­cour­age young peo­ple to serve oth­ers in their com­mu­nity and around the world.

Club ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude reg­u­lar meet­ings, ser­vice projects and so­cial func­tions.

Grow­ing up in a vol­un­teer­ing fam­ily, com­mu­nity ser­vice was a nat­u­ral fit for Emily.

In ad­di­tion to her work with the Leos, Emily has also vol­un­teered with Bupa Aged Care and the Rochester Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group.

She said she was shocked to re­ceive the award, es­pe­cially when she found out it was one of only 100 awarded world­wide.

“I’ve al­ways liked help­ing peo­ple,” Emily said.

“Putting in some ef­fort to see some­one else thrive has al­ways been the best feel­ing.”

Cur­rently com­plet­ing year 12 at Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege, Emily en­cour­aged other young peo­ple to find time to vol­un­teer.

“It’s one of the best things you can do and it’s so re­ward­ing,” Emily said.

“Es­pe­cially in a com­mu­nity like Rochester where ev­ery­one is close and sup­ports each other.

“There are a va­ri­ety of things you can do in the com­mu­nity, and the Leos are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers if any­one wants to get in­volved.”

Leos Club mem­ber Emily Ma­jor re­ceived the In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent’s Lead­er­ship Award.

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