2022 Celebrating Community Recipients

Published on Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 2:14:14 PM

Community members and groups were celebrated for their outstanding contribution to the local area, at Shire of Mundaring’s Celebrating Community event on Monday 5 December. 

Of the 24 recipients, there were 11 Inspirational Volunteers, seven Long Service community champions, five Rising Stars and one Access Mundaring recipient, who were acknowledged for their significant contributions to the community.

Shire President James Martin congratulated all recipients for their dedication.

“This year we have seen a diverse range of individuals recognised for their valued contribution,” he said. 

“From long serving volunteer bushfire brigades, to young people making a difference within their clubs and sporting groups, to inspiring Resident and Ratepayer Association members.

“I want to sincerely thank each and every one of our volunteers and groups who have made a significant difference over the year. 

“Without your time and dedication, it would be difficult to provide the wide range of initiatives that are delivered by volunteers across our community.”

The Shire’s Celebrating Community event is held each year to coincide with International Volunteer Day on 5 December, and is supported by Department of Communities through the Thank a Volunteer Day grant program.

Inspirational Volunteer recipients 

The Inspirational Volunteer category recognises an individual or group who, through a volunteering role, has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.

  • Doug and Lorraine Williams – Mahogany Creek Progress Association
  • Lee Oliver – Darlington Tennis Club
  • Rebekah Millard – HorsePower Hills
  • Ross Boughton – Mundaring Community Men’s Shed
  • Debra White-Kiely – Youth C.R.E.W. volunteer
  • Michael Everitt – Darlington Scout Group
  • Max Hore – Mundaring Community Men’s Shed
  • Melanie Ingram – local volunteer who facilitates and delivers classes and social events for older people
  • Darlington Sport & Recreation Association
  • Greg Rankine - Stoneville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

Long Service recipients 

The Long Service category is for individuals or groups who have been community champions and continuously served their community for in excess of 10 years. 

  • Mary Richmond – Mundaring and Hills Historical Society
  • Debbie Screen – Parkerville Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
  • Mark Jeans – Glen Forrest Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
  • Mundaring Firefighters School
  • Anthony Fell – Parkerville Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
  • Ray Lederer – Hills Night Hockey Association 
  • Parkerville Playgroup 

Rising Star recipients 

The Rising Star category recognises young people (individual/group) who have made a significant contribution to their local community.

  • Michele ‘Mickey’ Bourgault – Mount Helena Swimming Club
  • Elaina Davies - The Baha'i Community of Mundaring
  • Talia Hobson - Mundaring Girl Guides - Girl Guides WA
  • Caitlin Zlatnik - Mundaring Girl Guides - Girl Guides WA
  • Karri Simpson - Mundaring Girl Guides - Girl Guides WA

Access Mundaring recipient

Access Mundaring category recognises an individual or group that is making a difference to create a more accessible and inclusive Shire of Mundaring.

  • Narelle Thredgold – Mount Helena Junior Football Club

Wooroloo Community Connectors

Thirty proactive residents from Wooroloo and surrounds were recognised for their contributions in supporting and assisting the Shire’s Project Officer - Community Recovery. They were involved with community events and activities over the past 18 months following the 2021 Wooroloo Bushfire, ensuring that these endeavours have been both successful and truly community-led.

Shire of Mundaring Citizen Award

These recipients will go in the running to receive a Shire of Mundaring Citizen Award. This award acknowledges individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to their community, or given outstanding community service over a number of years.

The Citizen Awards will be presented in the same categories at a celebratory event on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January 2023.

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