Vollies honoured

Shannon BochenekSound Telegraph
Activ volunteer Ann Farand, volunteer driver Steve Farand and Janine Mathews of K9 dog rescue were recognised in the digital exhibition.
Camera IconActiv volunteer Ann Farand, volunteer driver Steve Farand and Janine Mathews of K9 dog rescue were recognised in the digital exhibition.

Volunteers were recognised and their stories showcased with a digital exhibition for National Volunteer Week last week.

Around 30 volunteers and City workers gathered for the official opening of the exhibition at Rockingham Central library last Tuesday.

Volunteers were treated to a morning tea and were thanked for their work in an opening address by Mayor Barry Sammels.

“Our community would not be what it is today without your contribution,” he said.

Rockingham Volunteer Centre co-ordinator Meg Turner also attended and said often even the volunteers themselves did not realise how big an impact even small actions could have.

“It’s that ripple effect,” she explained.

“Whatever you do, from one hour to a couple of days a week, it all makes a difference to someone else’s life.”

Volunteer Lorrane Dunkling with the City of Rockingham'sJulia Dick and Peel and Rockingham volunteer resource centres manager Vicki Pollard.
Camera IconVolunteer Lorrane Dunkling with the City of Rockingham'sJulia Dick and Peel and Rockingham volunteer resource centres manager Vicki Pollard.
Rockingham Volunteer Centre coordinator Meg Turner at the exhibition opening.
Camera IconRockingham Volunteer Centre coordinator Meg Turner at the exhibition opening.
Rockingham Seniors Recreation Council committee members Carole Overington and Joyce Williams.
Camera IconRockingham Seniors Recreation Council committee members Carole Overington and Joyce Williams.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels addresses the crowd, thanking the city's volunteers.
Camera IconCity of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels addresses the crowd, thanking the city's volunteers.
Volunteer Kez Wickham St George and Carolyn McAndrew.
Camera IconVolunteer Kez Wickham St George and Carolyn McAndrew.

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