RECOG­NI­TION FOR AUS­TRALIA DAY

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

THE win­ner of the 2018 Har­vey WA Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year Ja­nine Quicke has em­bod­ied the spirit of vol­un­teer­ing in her nu­mer­ous roles with Har­vey com­mu­nity groups for many years.

Ms Quicke joined Har­vey Com­mu­nity Ra­dio in 2011 and has taken on ad­min­is­tra­tion and fundrais­ing roles, ap­plied for grants and spon­sor­ships and helped raise money.

She also played a key role as men­tor for an autis­tic boy who re­ceived a na­tional award for Best New Pro­gram at the Com­mu­nity Broad­cast­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia’s an­nual awards night.

In 2012, Ms Quicke joined the Har­vey Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Group and has been sec­re­tary, trea­surer and events co­or­di­na­tor.

Through the group she has raised com­mu­nity aware­ness about drug and al­co­hol mis­use.

Ms Quicke founded the Young Voices for Good Choices Foot Rally in 2014 which won an award for Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment and Ad­vo­cacy at the Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Na­tional Con­fer­ence Awards.

She also vol­un­teered to help co­or­di­nate and keep alive the Har­vey Se­niors Christ­mas Din­ner in 2014 – and con­tin­ues to do so – af­ter read­ing the long-run­ning event could be can­celled.

Ms Quicke has been a Har­vey Lions Club sec­re­tary and started the Wish for a Lion pro­gram. She has been an ac­tive mem­ber of the Har­vey Business and Pro­fes­sional Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion and is a mem­ber of the Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Groups In­cor­po­rated in Perth.

CON­SIS­TENT and ded­i­cated, Cody Birch was named the 2018 Har­vey WA Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year in the youth cat­e­gory af­ter years of vol­un­teer­ing.

Mr Birch has been an ac­tive mem­ber of the Har­vey Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Group for five years, tak­ing part in plan­ning and at­tend­ing events and act­ing as a role model for oth­ers.

A mem­ber of the Har­vey Com­mu­nity Ra­dio for three and a half years, Mr Birch is also a mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

At the sta­tion, Mr Birch pro­duced, re­searched, edited and pre­sented a one hour ra­dio sports pro­gram fo­cussing on Har­vey sports, in ad­di­tion to ad­min­is­tra­tion work, fil­ing new mu­sic and help­ing other pre­sen­ters.

A reg­u­lar vol­un­teer at the Bun­bury Dol­phin Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre, Mr Birch di­rects vis­i­tors to ac­tiv­i­ties and helps clean the equip­ment and recre­ation ar­eas.

He also vol­un­teers with the Bun­bury Soup Kitchen, the Mu­sic Room in Har­vey and at the Har­vey Se­niors Christ­mas Din­ner.

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Har­vey WA Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year Ja­nine Quicke and Young Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year Cody Birch cel­e­brate win­ning their awards.

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