Mayor Ron Dyne.
Mayor Ron Dyne.

Nominate a volunteer

MAYOR Ron Dyne has called on Gympie Region residents to nominate someone they know for an Australia Day award.

Councillor Dyne said International Volunteer Day on Sunday was the perfect opportunity to thank someone for their commitment to the community and suggested this week could be a good time to follow up that gratitude with a Gympie Region Australia Day Award nomination.

“Volunteerism is the lifeblood of many communities and this is definitely the case in the Gympie Region,” Councillor Dyne said.

“Many activities and events conducted in the region just would not get off the ground if it weren’t for the efforts of our volunteers and dedicated members of community organisations.

“I refer to activities and events of all types – sporting, cultural, commemorative, fund raising, welfare and recreational. All of these enhance life in Gympie, create a positive profile for our region and are only successful due to the efforts and drive of our volunteers.”

“I call on people throughout the region to nominate someone they know for an Australia Day Award.

Nominations close on December 13 and can be submitted in a number of categories: Australia Day Citizen Award, Young Citizen Award; Community Event of the Year; Australia Day Sports Award, Junior Sports Award, Sports Administrator Award; Cultural Award, Junior Cultural Award; Achievement Award and Junior Achievement Award.

Nomination forms can be obtained from each of the Council libraries, galleries and offices, can be downloaded from the website www.gympie.qld.gov.au (in the What’s New section), in The Gympie Times, or by phoning the mayor’s office on 5481 0668.

Gympie Times


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