Adua’s kindness shines bright as citizen of year
SHINE Community Services seniors care volunteer of 17 years Adua Marcon is Cottesloe’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. “She began helping at Shine, previously known as TAPSS, after raising a family and retiring from her career as a physiotherapy assistant at Rocky Bay in Mosman Park,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said at the Australia Day Awards celebrations. Mrs Marcon has volunteered more than 3300 hours at Shine, volunteered for 20 years as cook and is now treasurer at the Dianella Bocce Bowling Club. She runs Saving Kids in Poverty, raising funds for projects in Africa with former Rocky Bay members. The Young Citizen of the Year is Cottesloe Amateur Football Club co-founder Rebecca Johnston, who contributes 20 hours of volunteer work each week, in addition to her work as a corporate lawyer and Notre Dame University lecturer in aviation law. The Town’s Community Group of the Year is the RSL Cottesloe sub-branch, which five years ago started the annual Frederick Bell VC lectures honouring WA’s first Victoria Cross recipient, who lived in Beach Street, Cottesloe. The sub-branch is currently collecting all the names of WWI servicemen and nurses on local honour boards. Last year’s Davis Cup matches between Australia and Uzbekistan cemented Cottesloe Tennis Club’s award for Community Event of the Year, after the event, championed by Cottesloe resident and professional player Alicia Molik, drew world attention to the Town.
Cottesloe Citizen of the Year Adua Marcon and Mayor Jo Dawkins.