Many of our older citizens contribute an inordinate amount to the community through a variety of volunteer roles and I want to honour these people by inviting nominations for the Flinders Seniors Awards.
The awards recognise the significant contribution our older residents make to the community, whether it is through working at an op-shop, reading at a local school, carrying out environmental work or helping with organisations such as meals on wheels.
Volunteers are the backbone of our community, the unsung heroes who dedicate countless hours of their own time to helping others without expecting anything in return.
These seniors provide an enormous benefit to our local community and I am privileged to be able to recognise their achievements through these awards.
It is important that we continue to provide opportunities for our older residents to remain engaged with the community so that we can learn from their knowledge, expertise and experience.
On Phillip Island and across the Bass coast we are particularly lucky to have so many older residents who selflessly devote their own time to assisting others in the community.
I would encourage anyone who knows a deserving recipient to contact my office on 5979 3188 to obtain a nomination form for the Flinders Seniors Awards. The closing date for nominations is Saturday, April 30.