Ruby gem of vol­un­teer

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE - Over­all win­ner, page 3

RUBY Ea­gle (73) was the peo­ple’s choice win­ner at the WA Vol­un­teer of the Year awards.

She has vol­un­teered weekly at AQWA for more than 24 years, teach­ing young­sters about the ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment, con­ser­va­tion and tips to save en­dan­gered species, such as keep­ing wa­ter­ways clean.

She was also a teacher with Aus­tralian Vol­un­teers In­ter­na­tional in the Mar­shall Is­lands and vol­un­teers weekly at Perth Air­port.

WA Vol­un­teer of the Year

Ken Blackie – DFES/Whit­fords Ma­rine Res­cue

WA Peo­ple’s Choice ‘Spirit of Vol­un­teer­ing’, spon­sored by Com­mu­nity News

Ruby Ea­gle – AQWA

WA Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year

Paul Gar­lett – Aus­tralian Red Cross

WA Life­time Con­tri­bu­tion to Vol­un­teer­ing

Beth Smith – A Strong Heart for the Pil­bara Town of Roe­bourne

WA Vol­un­teer for Mul­ti­cul­tural Com­mu­ni­ties

Mario Matassa – Cho­rus

WA Vol­un­teer Ex­cel­lence in Vol­un­teer Man­age­ment

Ni­cole Woods – DFES and Gin­gin Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice

WA Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer of the Year

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WA Com­mu­nity Vol­un­teer Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year

EdCon­nect Australia

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d481462

Vol­un­teer­ing star Ruby Ea­gle.

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