2017 Longman volunteer awards night

Last Friday 12 May 2017, the Federal Member for Longman, Susan Lamb MP, hosted the 2017 Longman Volunteer Awards Night at Dakabin State High School. The Federal Member for Longman held the event to recognise the outstanding contribution that volunteers have made to the community in Longman.

The winners of the individual award categories included:

  • Arts and Culture: Janelle Kerr, KSP Inc
  • Animal Welfare: Stephen Osburn, RSPCA Dakabin
  • Education: Jenny Ferris, Bribie Island State School
  • Youth: Kyra Brunt, Bribie Island Soccer Football Club
  • Environment: Tim Moebus, Trash Revolution Inc
  • Sporting: Michael Cox, Narangba Australian Football Club
  • Lifetime Volunteer: Dorene Webster, The Lions Club of Bribie Island Inc
  • Health and Aged Care: Nell Baker, Bribie-Moreton Hospice Health
  • Senior Volunteer: Desley Matthews, U3A Inc
  • Charity and Community: Madeliene Ryan, Beachmere Lioness Club
  • 2017 Longman Volunteer of the Year Award: Nell Baker, Bribie-Moreton Hospice Health Services Inc.

In announcing the 2017 Longman Volunteer of the Year Award, Ms Lamb said “Awarding just one volunteer is like being asked to pick your favourite child.”

“However, this year’s Longman Volunteer of the Year Award went to an individual whose tireless work covers many years. Our community regards her as a local leader and champion for the difference that she has made to many people’s lives during difficult times.

Congratulations to Nell Baker and thank you for the important work that you do with the Bribie-Moreton Hospice Health Service.”

“I’d also like to extend my appreciation to Dakabin State High School for generously providing us with the use of their hall and to Teacher Sarah Walsh for assisting with coordination of the event.”

“Thank you to the wonderful hospitality and music students who volunteered their time to provide catering and entertainment for the event. Some of the students were able to fulfill competencies for their hospitality qualification and others were able to build confidence in the arts by performing for the audience.”

“Students and staff made every effort to ensure that the event proceedings were carried out in an extremely professional manner.” Ms Lamb concluded.

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