Hon­our for vol­un­teer

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Bran­don Livesay bran­don.livesay@cnbtimes.com.au

ELVIE Slack has been awarded a Medal of the Or­der of Aus­tralia for ser­vices to the Gayn­dah com­mu­nity.

The pre­sen­ta­tion was made dur­ing the Queen’s Birth­day hon­ours.

Mrs Slack has been a pil­lar of the com­mu­nity with her ex­tra­or­di­nary self­less­ness and pas­sion for vol­un­teer­ing.

“I’m a firm be­liever that, whilst you do a lot of hard work, you gain more than you give with vol­un­teer­ing,” she said.

“You meet a lot of peo­ple, I’ve en­joyed do­ing it and I get great sat­is­fac­tion from help­ing out.

“I have al­ways thought Gayn­dah has been pretty good to us so you do what you can.

“Over the years I’ve just helped wher­ever I can, there is al­ways some­thing to be done.”

The list of or­gan­i­sa­tions that Mrs Slack has been a driv­ing force be­hind is end­less.

Since join­ing the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion in 1959, she has en­joyed chal­leng­ing her­self by work­ing on many new projects to ben­e­fit Gayn­dah.

Mrs Slack is par­tic­u­larly proud of gain­ing a grant that was used to get the town hall stage ren­o­vated.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT: Elvie Slack was awarded for her ser­vices to the Gayn­dah com­mu­nity through her vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

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