Here I am in today’s Lakes Mail as one of the recent 2014 Charlton Volunteer Award recipients!

http://www.lakesmail.com.au/story/2768939/community-gives-thanks-with-volunteer-awards/

Community gives thanks with volunteer awards Dec. 16, 2014, 6:19 p.m.

THANK-YOU: Charlton Volunteer Award recipients. Pictured back, from left, Alwyn Stuckey, John Gill, Arthur Tumeth, Lorraine Doolan, Ross Connolly, Member for Charlton Pat Conroy, Alec Howard, Jason Harvey (on behalf of Lois Simpson), Albert Roberts, and David Price. Front row, from left, Annette Stuckey, Belinda Allan, Tracey Green, Joan Cantwell, Lynette Radley, and Margo Humphries.

WITHOUT their energy, dedication and generosity, it’s difficult to imagine how our community would function.

They are the local volunteers who give so much, yet ask for nothing in return.

And 25 most dedicated local volunteers have received 2014 Charlton Volunteer Awards.

Member for Charlton Pat Conroy said the awards were a way for the appreciative community to say thank-you.

“I know from reading through the nomination forms that these awards are just as, if not more, fulfilling for the people nominating a volunteer for an award because this is their way of saying that what you do is really important and we are grateful,” Mr Conroy said.

The Westlakes recipients:

Senior Volunteers (65 years and over)

Athnee Stanfield, of Cooranbong (Avondale Retirement Village); Lynette Radley, of Windermere Park (Country Women’s Association and Morisset Meals on Wheels); John Gill, of Coal Point (Coal Point Progress Association, Toronto Probus Club, Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group); and Alwyn and Annette Stuckey, of Wangi Wangi (Westlakes Seniors Computer Club).

Business Volunteers

Carolyn Martin, of Toronto (Mum’s Cottage, West Wallsend).

Environment Volunteers

Alec Howard, of Balmoral (Lake Macquarie Landcare); and Lois Simpson, of Toronto (Lake Macquarie Landcare).

Long-term commitment to Volunteering

Fred and Denise McEnearney, of Boolaroo (John Hunter Hospital); Arthur Tumeth, of Dora Creek (Lions Club Morisset).

2014 Charlton Volunteer of the Year

Albert Roberts, of Wallsend, (Teralba Amateur Sailing Club).

Award recipients were nominated by residents through an application process.

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