Women lead way

Mandurah Coastal Times - - FRONT PAGE - Jill Burgess

WELL-known lo­cal iden­tity Jan McGlinn is Al­coa Vol­un­teer of the Year.

Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year is Man­durah Catholic Col­lege stu­dent Jamie Anne Madi­gan, while Mum’s Cot­tage took the award for Vol­un­teer Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year.

The awards were pre­sented at a cer­e­mony on the eastern fore­shore.

Jan McGlinn

Mrs McGlinn has been a com­mit­ted vol­un­teer for 46 years.

When Peel Branch of the Se­niors Re­cre­ation Coun­cil Inc was es­tab­lished in 2002, she was in­volved as a vol­un­teer, ini­tially as sec­re­tary and then as branch pres­i­dent, a po­si­tion she still holds.

She has been a driv­ing force in a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the Strong on Your Feet and Dou­ble Dip pro­grams.

Man­durah MLA David Tem­ple­man said it was her in­volve­ment in, and com­mit­ment to, ad­vo­cacy and ad­vance­ment for se­niors that was em­i­nently worth of recog­ni­tion.

“Her en­ergy and per­sonal com­mit­ment to ev­ery­thing she does is an in­spi­ra­tion and ex­am­ple to us all,’’ he said.

Jamie Anne Madi­gan

Jamie Anne Madi­gan was de­scribed as a nat­u­ral leader not af­fected by peer pres­sure, ac­tive in all ar­eas of Man­durah Catholic Col­lege and the com­mu­nity as

Kaye See­ber

dis­played by an ex­ten­sive list of ac­tiv­i­ties.

An ex­cel­lent role model for other stu­dents and mo­ti­vated by val­ues of com­pas­sion, ser­vice to oth­ers and hu­mil­ity, she takes part in a va­ri­ety of sports, achieves aca­dem­i­cally and is a very hard worker and foun­da­tion mem­ber of the So­cial Jus­tice Com­mit­tee, cre­ated be­cause she felt it was some­thing the col­lege needed to pro­mote so­cial jus­tice.

WA Mum’s Cot­tage is com­mit­ted to build­ing stronger fam­i­lies through in­ter­ven­tion, with a drop-in cen­tre that is open and wel­com­ing five days a week, with com­mit­ted vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity sup­port.

Mum’s Cot­tage con­trib­utes to the health and well-be­ing of the com­mu­nity by lis­ten­ing to and re­sourc­ing those in need.

Life mem­ber­ships were pre­sented to Al­bert Rodgers (24 years’ ser­vice), Marie Finch (15 years) and Delys Grif­fin (11 years).

Mums Cot­tage’s Kaye See­ber , Jan McGlinn and Jamie Anne Madi­gan with their awards.

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