Hon Judi Moylan

Local Residents Honoured With Pearce Australia Day Awards

Federal Member for Pearce Judi Moylan today thanked 8 residents from the Shire’s of Mundaring, Northam and Gingin, and from the City of Swan, for making their local communities better places to live. Mrs Moylan presented the volunteers with Pearce Australia Day Awards in recognition of the time and effort they dedicate to volunteer work, which benefits many people. “I have been holding these awards since 1995, and each year I am amazed at the number of worthy nominations we receive,” Mrs Moylan said. “We are very fortunate to have so many people that are willing to give up their spare time to do everything from raising funds for local projects and volunteering within their community. “Through their work, these volunteers have made a difference to many lives and our communities are much richer for their involvement.” Mrs Moylan said she was pleased a number of young people had been recognised in this year’s awards. “It is fantastic that our young people are being recognised by their communities,” she said. “All those nominated provide a wonderful example of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. That no matter whether you are old or young, whether you’re at school, retired or working, you can make a difference. “I congratulate all the volunteers here today and say thank you, on behalf of your communities, for your dedication, your effort and your time. Without you our communities would not be such wonderful places to live.” Details of recipients attached City of Swan Jasmine Pallister Nominated for: Jasmine was nominated for a Pearce Australia Day Award for her dedication to sport within her community. Jasmine has shown an impressive level of commitment to the Hill’s Football Association acting as goal umpire and operating the score board when no one else was available and donating her own time to edit the association’s publication – Footy Focus. As well as this Jasmine is a member of her school’s elite netball group and went to QLD to play with the team and in her spare time works at her local bakery. Shire of Mundaring Robyn Payne Nominated for: Robyn Payne has coached in the Netball Association within the Mundaring Shire for a number of years. This year she was received the Coach of the Year award from the Mundaring Combined Sports Association. Sophie Godfrey Nominated for: Sophie’s service to the sport of volleyball is the reason she has received a Pearce Australia Day Award nomination. She was recently award the Senior Sports Star of the Year by the Mundaring Combined Sports Association. Her commitment to the game is truly impressive. John Young Nominated for: Mr Young has been nominated for his outstanding service to sport in the Mundaring shire over the past 50 years. He has been committed to both junior and senior football and since retiring from the game has turned his attention to the local bowls team. He is a valuable member of the local sporting community Shire of Kalamunda Susan Bilich Nominated for: Sue is the founder of Red Nose Day in WA. She is the former president and honorary member of SIDS and Kids. As well as this she is a grief councillor, foster mother and for 20 years has volunteered at the Ray Owen Sports Reserve. She is a truly valuable member of the Pearce community. Shire of Gingin Sally Gifford Nominated for: Sally has made an outstanding contribution to the Chittering Gingin St John Ambulance. She is currently President of the sub-centre and spends an enormous amount of time, effort and phone calls, making sure everything runs smoothly. Sally has held the position of dispatch co-ordinator and recruitment officer and is always willing to offer a helping hand during an emergency. Sally is always involved in fundraising events for the sub-centre and demonstrates vitality, enthusiasm and generosity in everything that she does. Brenden Howard Nominated for: At only 25 years of age Brenden has made a significant contribution to the Wannamal Sporting Clays. He is currently the club president and has helped the Club together through some controversial times. His passion for the sport and commitment to see it has a future has become a driving force. Brenden has lifted the profile of the sport by organising and co-ordinating open days and events. He works tirelessly for the club and quietly carries out al the behind the scenes jobs the no one wants to do. Shire of Northam Alberto Giorgi Nominated for: Mr Giorgi was nominated for his commitment to the Hills Football Association of which he is a life member, and to the Wundowie Football Club where he has been both president and captain.

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