Changing of the guard
FAREWELL TO SALVOS TEAM AND WELCOME OF NEW FACES
NEWLY arrived St Marys Salvation Army captains Troy and Donna Munro are ready to assist the community in whatever way they are needed.
The husband and wife duo arrived just a week before being sworn in on Saturday.
The St Marys posting will be the second for the couple who have relocated from Forbes.
“Everyone has been really welcoming and lovely,” Mr Munro said.
He said working for the Salvation Army was very rewarding.
“It is something my wife and I feel very passionate about,” Capt Munro said.
After six years in St Marys, Salvation Army Majors Tony and Yan De Tommaso bid farewell and took up a new posting at Bass Hill earlier this month.
Mr De Tommaso said they would take with them 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,” Mr De Tommaso said.
“The most challenging part has also been sometimes helping people with particularly 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 country and city, a blend he had previously experienced at previous postings such as Canberra, Cooma, Cootamundra and Arncliffe.
Troy and Donna Munro have taken over the reins at St Marys Salvation Army and (inset) previous leaders Tony and Yan De Tommaso have been posted to Bass Hill.