They are the lifeblood of any community – the volunteer. So who is your favourite community volunteer? Is it the girl guide leader, the cricket coach who devotes so much time teaching your children sporting skills, or even one of the Blue Mountains councillors?
Everyone has a favourite volunteer supporting and enriching the community in many ways. And now there is a chance to acknowledge that volunteer, thanks to a thoughtful initiative from Lower Blue Mountains Rotary.
On May 30 the club will stage the third annual Blue Mountains Community Volunteer Awards Presentation evening in the Emu Plains Sports Club from 6.30pm.
Nominations are invited for volunteers in a wide variety of categories – health, education, youth programs, sports, emergency services and community support.
Last year’s volunteer awards night recognised 11 volunteers from a variety of services and occupations.
Carol and David Williams were honoured for 23 years of service to Blue Mountains Food Services (Meals on Wheels). The pair deliver and serve almost 1,000 meals to homes and restaurants from Lapstone to Mt Victoria.
Recently Rotarians Sue Parnell and Peter Agar made a surprise visit to Mrs Williams. She was hard at work, as usual, preparing meals, but encouraged the community to get involved in the project.
Co-ordinator and Rotarian John Keogh, and his project committee, have distributed nomination forms to the Blaxland and Springwood Community Centres this month. Several other shops and business across the Lower Mountains will have supplies of the form soon.
The nomination form is also available online from the Rotary Club web site - http://lowerbluemountainsrotary.org.au/.
Nominations for the May 30 event close on April 21 and should be emailed to John Keogh at firstname.lastname@example.org – or posted to Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Inc, PO Box 60, Glenbrook, NSW 2773.
People seeking further information should contact John Keogh on 0416 213 460.
Seating at the Awards Night will be limited to 150, so supporting nominees should finalise bookings as soon as possible.