Strathbogie Shire Council

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Australia Day - Avenel 2017

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

Avenel Active Pool Group

The Avenel Active Pool Group has been actively involved in working alongside Strathbogie Shire to upgrade and promote facilities through meetings, working bees and fundraising. They are organising a 50th year pool celebration. This group of volunteers realise the importance of a local pool and are drawing on more and more locals to join the group.

 

 

JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

 

Steph Calderwood

Steph is an active member of the Avenel Junior Fire Brigade and has been a door knock collector for the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal for many years. She is a member of the Seymour Little Athletics Club, helping set up equipment before meets.

She is a member of the Seymour College Energy Breakthrough team competing at the Maryborough event.

Steph supports local netball, playing with Tabilk and now the Avenel under-15 team. She helps set up the Australia Day celebrations in Avenel and with her sister Hanna is our flag raiser at the ceremony. She is a role model for youth with her friendly, helpful attitude towards life.

 

YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

 

Eva Newton

Eva has been an active member of our school community for the past six years. She has been very active in running events for the SRC and has supported many fundraising activities. Eva was active in organising the Valedictory Celebrations and in running the fundraising for this. She was a member of the student representative council and represented the college at different community events. She was also involved in Relay for Life.

 

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR & SHIRE-WIDE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Helen Dawson

 

A highly valued member of the Avenel community, Helen has held positions on the Avenel Primary School council and on the Avenel 175th committee and is an Avenel CFA volunteer.

She has been involved with netball in Avenel since the age of 14 and has made quite a difference within the Avenel community.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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