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This week, is the last week to enter nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Awards, thenominations close this Friday 12th December and some categories still having no nomineesentered.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is still looking for nominations for all the categories, and as yet has received no nominations for Community Event of the Year,Senior Citizen of the Year and the Wally Hinschen Volunteer of the Year Awards.
“People are urged to nominate a Whitsunday resident or group for an Australia Day Award torecognise their passion and commitment to the local community,” she said.
“The awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of the many people in our local community who contribute their time in various pursuits often thanklessly.
“Please take the time to fill out a short nomination form and recognise someone great locally –you’ll make their year.
“We are fortunate to have people who inspire us and I encourage residents to take the time tonominate someone they know whether it be a neighbour, colleague or friend; entry is free andopen to all members and groups,” she said.
• Citizen of the year (26 years and older)• Older Person of the Year (60 years or older)• Young Citizen of the Year (16 to 25 years old)• Junior Sports Person (up to & including 18 years)• Senior Sports Person (19 years and older)• Junior Cultural (up to & including 18 years)• Senior Cultural (19 years and older)• Community Event of the Year (non-profit)• Sports Administrator (e.g. coach, official or administrator)
The ages listed above are ‘as at 26 January 2015’.
Council will once again support the ‘Wally Hinschen - Volunteer of the Year Award’ which is anaward applicable to towns in the south of the region.
This award was previously coordinated through the Proserpine Lions Club and it provides thecommunity with an opportunity to recognise local volunteers who contribute significantly to thearea.
Nominations now close 4pm, Friday 12th December 2014.
Australia Day Awards and celebrations will be conducted in Airlie Beach, Bowen and Collinsvillewith further information to be made available at a later date.
Nomination Forms are available at Whitsunday Regional Council’s Customer Contact Centres orvia Council’s website
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