Joanne Ryan MP
Federal Member for Lalor
Joanne Ryan MP

Lalor Heroes

Joanne Ryan was very pleased to present 17 community members with a Lalor Heroes awards last night.

‘We are fortunate that our community has so many locals who give so generously of their time.’ said Ms Ryan

‘Having grown up in this community I know first-hand the value of those who go the extra mile, who take a personal passion and build from it to a shared passion, in some cases an organisation that adds to the lives of our residents and the fabric of our community.’ added Ms Ryan.

‘Becoming the Member for Lalor has increased my knowledge and understanding of those givers in our community. Of the incredible breadth and depth of community activity that is supported by these passionate people. The many hundreds who give of themselves to create interest in worthwhile pursuits that ultimately create our great community spirit.

I have spoken often in the parliament in the past twelve months about our great community spirit.

It is important to recognise those that value the community spirit enough to make a considerable contribution.’

‘That’s why I decided to initiate the Lalor Heroes volunteer awards.’ Said Ms Ryan

There has been an overwhelming response from sporting and community groups in nominating their ‘heroes’. Recipients came from sporting, community, scouting, support services and church groups.

Recipients are listed below.

Lalor Hero                     for Service to:

Angela Broadbent              Iramoo Softball Club

Ed Cachia                              Werribee Centrals Sports and Youth Club

John Campbell                    Wyndham Rotary Club

Peter Gavaghan                  Wyndham Track and Field

Brian Geary                          Werribee Plains District Scouts

Errol Hart                             Wyndham Track and Field Club

Sharon Jurisic                      Wyndham community and Education Cetnre

Jordan Morgan                   Werribee Warriors BMX Club

Bev Morrissey                     Point Cook Coffee Group- Jamieson Way Community Centre

Mario Piovesan                   Werribee Orchid Club

Helen Powley                      Point Cook Evening View Club

Daniel Ramadu                   St Thomas Anglican Church

Pat Scanlon                          Uniting Care Support and Housing

Robert (Bob) Stevens        Werribee Softball Association

Vince Taylor                         Wyndham City Swimming Club

Kerry Tuxworth                  Glenorden Sports club

Mai Sie Win                          Wyndham Community and Education Centre

Transcript of the full speech is available at www.joanneryan.com.au


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