Time to recog­nise the ef­forts of vol­un­teers

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

They work be­hind the scenes, putting in long hours and some­times they don’t even get a thank you – they’re our com­mu­nity vol­un­teers and it’s time they were ac­knowl­edged.

Held in con­junc­tion with Vol­un­teer Aware­ness Week, Mata­mataPi­ako Dis­trict mayor Hugh Ver­coe said the an­nual Com­mu­nity Vol­un­teer Awards cer­e­mony is de­signed to hon­our the many in­di­vid­u­als in the com­mu­nity who vol­un­teer their time to help out in a va­ri­ety of fields.

‘‘Vol­un­teers are at the heart com­mu­nity spirit,’’ he said.

‘‘With­out them ser­vices that peo­ple rely on such as Meals on Wheels, St John or Vic­tim Sup­port to name just a few, would not be able to op­er­ate.’’

The vol­un­teers who help out in the sport­ing arena are recog­nised at a

of sep­a­rate event which Sport Waikato.

There are many un­sung heroes in our dis­trict, and around 50 peo­ple were recog­nised at the awards cer­e­mony last year for their work.

The 2013 vol­un­teer awards cer­e­mony will be held on Tues­day, June 18 at the Mor­rinsville Golf Club.

Now is the time to start think­ing about all those in our com­mu­nity who de­serve to be recog­nised for their ef­forts.

Fill in the nom­i­na­tion form on this page or pop into your near­est area of­fice to pick one up.

You can also nom­i­nate some­one on­line at www.mpdc.govt.nz.

Nom­i­na­tions close this Fri­day, May 24. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Cus­tomer Ser­vices on 0800 746 467 or email: info@ mpdc.govt.nz

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