I was delighted to welcome more than 80 guests including friends, family and supporters to the Rosebud RSL on Monday where Flinders Seniors Awards were presented to 15 worthy recipients.
The awards recognise the significant contribution our older residents make in the community, whether it is through helping with school breakfast programs, volunteering with the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad or driving the local community bus.
In my electorate of Flinders I am privileged to have many older residents who dedicate an inordinate amount of their own time to assisting others in the community.
These 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.
People like Violet Moore, who at 99 is still playing a very active role in the community and is adored by many for her generous spirit or Eileen Murray who is still regularly on call for the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad.
These seniors provide an enormous benefit to our local community and I am privileged to be able to recognise their achievements through these awards.
The calibre of the nominations we received for the awards was outstanding and is a testament to the incredibly generous people we have on the Mornington Peninsula.
I offer my sincere congratulations and appreciation to all of the recipients. Flinders Seniors Awards were awarded to:
• Ann Lorkin
• Bernard Woiwod
• Bob Donaldson
• Eileen Murray
• Elaine Wallbridge
• Elizabeth Lloyd
• Florence (Violet) Moore
• Frances Henke
• Kath Barker
• Margaret Mildern
• Marie Parkinson
• Mary Griffiths
• Pamela Rowler
• Tom O’Dea
• John Harvey