Chang­ing of the guard

FAREWELL TO SALVOS TEAM AND WEL­COME OF NEW FACES

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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.

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