Shire Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers at National Volunteer Week Awards

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2023 at 6:10:49 PM

The Shire of Carnarvon proudly presented the annual Carnarvon National Volunteer Week Awards yesterday, honouring the exceptional dedication and selfless contributions of volunteers within the community. With an overwhelming number of nominations received, the Awards Committee faced a tough task in selecting the winners, as every volunteer was recognised as a true champion.

This year's National Volunteer Week Awards showcased individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in Carnarvon and its surrounding areas. The winners in each category were chosen for their outstanding commitment and invaluable contributions to various projects and community initiatives.

Change Maker Volunteer of the Year:

Danny Lobwein was awarded the prestigious title of Change Maker Volunteer of the Year for his remarkable contributions to the success of the Carnarvon Windfest event. Danny's unwavering dedication and tireless efforts have played a vital role in organising and enhancing this celebrated event, making it a memorable experience for all attendees.

Young Change Maker Volunteer of the Year:

Tessa Daly was recognised as the Young Change Maker Volunteer of the Year for her exceptional contributions to the Gascoyne Football Association. Tessa's passion for sports and remarkable organisational skills have been instrumental in promoting youth participation in football and fostering a strong sense of camaraderie within the local community.

Volunteer Group of the Year - Event:

Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club Incorporated, the driving force behind the Gascoyne Dash, was honoured with the Volunteer Group of the Year award in the event category. Their tireless efforts and exemplary teamwork have made the Gascoyne Dash an ever-growing success, attracting participants and spectators alike while highlighting the beauty and unique character of the region.

Volunteer Group of the Year - Community Organisation:

FOCUS, a remarkable community organisation, was bestowed with the Volunteer Group of the Year award in the community organisation category. FOCUS has showcased its commitment to the community through outstanding fundraising efforts and by providing invaluable support to those in need. Their dedication has helped create a stronger and more resilient community in Carnarvon.

Additionally, the Shire of Carnarvon extended their appreciation to all the nominees and recognised their valuable contributions by presenting them with certificates of appreciation. The Change Maker Volunteer of the Year nominees included Desmond Williamson, Russell Carnaby, Jalba Dann, Lisa Masierowski, Patrick Kershaw, Jill Dwyer, Nathan Cotter, and Sue Jordan. James Cotter was nominated for the Young Change Maker Volunteer of the Year. Carnarvon Speedway was nominated for the Volunteer Group of the Year in the Event and Community Organisation categories.

The Shire of Carnarvon extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and expresses sincere gratitude to every volunteer who continues to impact the community positively. The National Volunteer Week Awards serve as a testament to the power of volunteerism and the immense value it brings to the lives of individuals and the broader community.

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