Vol­un­teers recog­nised

The Tatura Guardian - - People -

Tatura Com­mu­nity House can­not do what it does with­out the sup­port of vol­un­teers and the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their achieve­ments on Tues­day night.

StateMem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed pre­sented the Out­stand­ing Vol­un­teer cer­tifi­cates to 15 vol­un­teers who have given their time and pas­sion to ex­pand the ser­vices the com­mu­nity house can pro­vide.

Com­mu­nity House chair­per­son John Kries­feld said vol­un­teer­ing was about giv­ing, con­tribut­ing and help­ing other in­di­vid­u­als and the com­mu­nity at large.

‘‘There is no higher call­ing than when some­one gives his or her own knowl­edge, skills, time or re­sources to some­one in need of help or com­fort,’’ Mr Kries­feld said.

‘‘Vol­un­teer­ing at the Com­mu­nity House, at sport­ing clubs or ser­vice clubs is highly vis­i­ble and eas­ily recog­nis­able but peo­ple vol­un­teer their time in many dif­fer­ent ways, whether it is help­ing an el­derly neigh­bour with their bin, giv­ing di­rec­tions to a stranger or pick­ing up a piece of rub­bish off the street. Th­ese large and small acts, given freely, are what binds a com­mu­nity to­gether.

‘‘Our own group of won­der­ful and en­thu­si­as­tic vol- un­teers have done a fan­tas­tic job in mak­ing the Tatura Com­mu­nity House a much more vi­brant, friendly and ef­fi­cient or­gan­i­sa­tion and have played an im­por­tant role in pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing the House within our com­mu­nity.

‘‘It’s in­ter­est­ing to note that al­most all of our vol­un­teers also give their time to many other or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups around Tatura.

‘‘That’s just the sort of peo­ple they are and we know that we are very for­tu­nate to have such a ter­rific group of peo­ple on board with us.’’

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Ri­ley King.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Nina Nappa.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Tammy Polsen.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Ch­eryl How­son.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed with Pe­tra De Kleijn.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Aman­jot Kaur.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Carol Ryan.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Lena Borzini.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Heather Price.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Ver­ena Cur­ran.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Che Brown.

State Mem­ber for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed and Sue More­ton.

Out­stand­ing vol­un­teer Rosa Hobby.

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