Volunteers recognised for outstanding service
Volunteers from the City of Wanneroo heritage and library services were recently acknowledged with an appreciation dinner celebrating their hard work. The volunteers from Buckingham House, Cockman House, the Cockman House vegetable garden, the Community History Museum, Library Books on Wheels and the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre and Gallery were recognised. Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was important to take time out to thank these dedicated community members, and show gratitude for their commitment. “The City would not be the welcoming and friendly place it is without the efforts of our invaluable volunteers,” Mayor Roberts said. “On behalf of our residents, I extend a big thank you to each volunteer who gives their time so selflessly, making a lasting difference to our community.” The City has more than 500 active volunteers, including the 77 volunteers in heritage and libraries. The following volunteers were awarded the City’s Volunteer Excellence Award for their invaluable assistance: Bev Bingham - Cockman House Guide, Pam Wells - Buckingham House, David Payne - Libraries Books on Wheels, George Belin and Wilke Clyde - Girrawheen Library English Conversation Group, Peter Meldrum - Clarkson Library English Conversation Group, Tracey Graham - Community History, Christiane Rhodes - Wanneroo Gallery. Meanwhile, the Yanchep Two Rocks Recreation Association recently honoured local volunteers at their annual awards breakfast held at Yanchep Inn. The event recognises contributions from organisations including the Country Women’s Association, Red Cross, Two Rocks Volunteer Fire Brigade, Little Athletics, Seniors Community Bus and Bingo, Sea Rescue, Home Support and Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travel.
Mayor Tracey Roberts with awards winners (L-R) Tracey Graham, Christiane Rhodes, Bev Bingham, Pam Wells, Wilke Clyde (who also accepted on behalf of George Belin) and David Payne.