Aussie spirit on show

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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.

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