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