Salvo officers farewelled before move
AFTER six years, Salvation Army Majors Tony and Yan De Tommaso will bid farewell to St Marys as they move on to Bass Hill in January.
Mr De Tommaso said they would take many fond memories. “We are in the business of people, so we’ve had many joyful moments meeting people and finding ways to help them,” he said.
“The most challenging part has also been sometimes helping people with difficult issues, but it has all been very rewarding.”
Mr De Tommaso said he found the St Marys chapter to be a great mix of the country and city elements he had experienced with past postings including Canberra, Cooma, Cootamundra and Arncliffe.
“It is an adventure and it has its ups and downs but there are always new people to meet and new experiences to have,” he said.
He recalled the year he spent as president of St Marys Rotary as one he would always remember. “It was challenging but I’m glad I did it. Rotary are such a great organisation,” he said.
The De Tommasos will now head to help at an aged care facility at Bass Hill for their sixth posting in the 20 years they have been with the Salvation Army.
“We are looking forward to it,” Mr De Tommaso said.
- Alison Balding
Tony and Yan De Tommaso are leaving the St Marys post of The Salvation Army.