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Nominations sought for Community Awards
Nominations are being sought from Latrobe citizens for Latrobe City’s Community Awards for 2002
By Latrobe City Council - 2nd November 2001 - Back to News
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Nominations are being sought from Latrobe citizens for Latrobe City’s Community Awards for 2002. The awards will be presented on Australia Day and during the 2002 Senior Citizens Festival.
Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Brendan Jenkins, called on the community to identify citizens who had made a particularly positive contribution to the community so that their work could be recognised.
"The Community Awards present us with the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and hard work that many in the community are involved in. Often their work is unpaid and voluntary, yet plays a vital role in the health, welfare and well being of the community," Cr Jenkins said.
"If you know of someone who clearly has a strong community commitment, perhaps in caring for the environment, in sport, with the aged or children, or commits themselves to community projects, please nominate them".
Recipient of the Citizen of the Year award this year was Yinnar senior citizen advocate, Ray Linton; with youth volunteer Kristy Thiesling taking out the Young Citizen of the Year award.
"Latrobe City also presents an award for a community event that has inspired the community. Events that have received an award include the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden’s ‘Roses in Bloom’, the International 6-Day Enduro, and the Wings and Wheels and Fine Foods Expo. The Community Bonfire and Fireworks display which attracted 7000 spectators to Apex Park Moe, in November 2000, took out the Community Event of the Year award this year," Cr Jenkins said
"Senior Citizens Week 2002 has been extended to a two-week festival with the Senior Citizen of the Year award being presented during the fortnight’s celebrations," Cr Jenkins explained.
Mary Gilmour was Latrobe City’s Senior Citizen of the Year in 2001, presented with her award for a massive involvement in community service over the years, particularly in the Glengarry community.
Nominations are being invited for the following Awards in 2001:
- Citizen of the Year (presented Australia Day, 26 January 2002)
To be eligible, nominees must live in Latrobe City and must be over 27 years of age.
- Young Citizen of the Year (presented Australia Day, 26 January 2002)
To be eligible, nominees must live in Latrobe City and must be under 27 years of age.
- Senior Citizen of the Year (Presented during Latrobe Senior Citizen’s Festival, March 2002)
To be eligible, nominees must live in Latrobe City, be over 60 years of age and should have made, or be making, a valuable contribution to the community in a voluntary capacity.
- Community Event of the Year (presented Australia Day, 26 January 2002) Events must have been held within Latrobe City
"If you know of any citizen, young or old, who deserves recognition of their service to the community, or if you would like to nominate a community event worthy of being recognised, please call in to your local Latrobe City Citizen Service Centre and ask for a nomination form," Cr Jenkins added.
Nomination forms or further information can also be requested by telephoning Latrobe City on 1300 367 700. Nominations close Friday 30 November 2001.
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