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2018 Volunteer Awards

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National Volunteers Week ran between 21 - 27 May 2018

This years theme was Give a Little, Change a Lot.

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Council hosted the Banyule Volunteer Celebration incorporating presentations for the Banyule Volunteer Awards. Over 400 guests attending the Great Hall at The Centre Ivanhoe to celebrate volunteering in the Banyule Community.

 To see photos of the evening please click here 

 

Fifteen individuals and groups were recognised

Awards and highly commended certificates were presented in five categories by former Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale and other councillors at what has become an annual celebration of local volunteers.

Joan Learmont received the Individual Volunteer Award.

Fergus Paterson received the Young Volunteer Award.

Allan Wickey took out the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Volunteer Award.

Uzma Rubab was presented with the Multicultural Community Award.

Big Group Hug Ltd and the DVCS Macleod Op Shop Volunteer Group jointly received the Community Group Award.

Seven award nominees were Highly Commended and both Helen Donaldson and John Dowdle received a Life Time Achievement Award.

2018 Banyule Volunteer Award recipients

Individual Volunteer Awards

Nominees

Outcome

 

Diane Cross

Highly Commended

 

Pam Erwin

Highly Commended

 

Joan Learmont

Individual Award

 

Helen Donaldson

Life Time Achievement Award

 

John Dowdle

Life Time Achievement Award

 

Young Volunteer Awards

Nominees

Outcome

 

Fergus Paterson

Young Volunteer Award

 

Lachlan Wellington

Highly Commended

 

Sachi Jadhav

Highly Commended

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Volunteer Award

Nominee

Outcome

 

Allan Wickey

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Volunteer Award

 

Multicultural Volunteer Award

Nominee

Outcome

 

Uzma Rubab

Multicultural Volunteer Award

 

Community Group Award

Nominee

Outcome

 

1st Lower Plenty Joey Mob

Highly Commended

 

African Women’s Action Group

Highly Commended

 

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Highly Commended

 

Big Group Hug Ltd

Community Group Award

 

DVCS Macleod Op Shop Volunteer Group

Community Group Award