Aussie spirit on show
LOOKING after the grounds of St Luke’s Anglican Church is just one of the volunteer jobs of church warden Gwen Spiers (55), who was named Town of Mosman Park Citizen of the Year on Australia Day. “I do it because of my involvement with St Luke’s and some of what I do filters out into the community from the Eco Fair each year and helping to run the church’s tea rooms,” she said. “But just don’t put me behind a computer.” Ms Spiers has helped St Luke’s Reverend Angela Webb for 10 years, averaging 50 volunteer hours each week, while managing the recruitment, training and organisation of 200 volunteers for the fair. Young Citizen of the Year Georgie Carey (19) chairs the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council, was the Youth Member for Cottesloe at the WA Youth Parliament, a UN Youth WA Young Leaders Forum co-convenor and is currently a first-year University of WA commerce student. Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society president David Carter (59) accepted the Community Group of the Year award for the Leighton Battery Heritage Site run by 30 volunteer guides, who provide tours each Sunday.