The Free Press (Corowa)

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

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Every year, Federation Council celebrates all community volunteers by inviting them together to celebrate and connect with council and the wider volunteer community.

The celebratio­n recognises each volunteer for the vital role they play within the Federation community and celebrates them with a lunch, entertainm­ent, and a guest speaker.

This year, council’s Volunteer Recognitio­n Luncheon bookings opened on Tuesday, May 11 with the Lunch scheduled for Friday, June 18 at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort.

In celebratio­n of Volunteer Week, Council will welcome Chief Inspector Robert Fitzgerald of the Blacktown Area Command who will be the formal event guest speaker and will share insights into his 37 years of police service and community volunteer work.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke said this year council is looking forward to bringing everyone together, in person to celebrate.

“Our Volunteer Week celebratio­ns is about formally recognisin­g our guests for their time as volunteers and the unwavering support they continue to give to their communitie­s’ day in and day out,” he said.

“Volunteers enthusiast­ically give their time, energy and expertise to help out, support and make a difference in our community. They share their skills, abilities and experience and bring a fresh perspectiv­e and new ideas.

“Our communitie­s would not be what they are today if they were not built on the backs of the hard work of our many volunteers bring so much positivity to Federation Council and I look forward to celebratin­g their many achievemen­ts in June.”

Free bus transfers are available from Howlong, Urana, Oaklands and Corowa. Visit the Federation Council website for further informatio­n, including how to nominate and register to attend the event.

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