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Over 100 volunteers and their friends and family members attended the 2018 Thank a Volunteer Day celebration at the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre last night (Wednesday 5 December 2018).
Hosted by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, the annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 230 active local volunteer organisations, whose members dedicate countless hours to support the community.
The event was also an opportunity to announce the winners of the annual Volunteer of the Year awards, as judged by Shire President Pan Townshend, Deputy Shire President Julia Meldrum and 2017 Volunteer of the Year co-winner Stuart Carrick.
Recipients were as follows: 

Volunteer of the Year – Winner:

  • Colin Fox

Volunteer of the Year -  Certificates of Appreciation:

  • Beth Carlessi
  • Denis Ogden
  • Karl Zdunic
  • Kellene Harvey
  • Lynda Donovan
  • Wendy Shearwood

Youth Volunteer of the Year – Winner:

  • Tenille White

Youth Volunteer of the Year - Certificate of Appreciation:

  • Brenton Tebbutt
  • Brigit McKenzie-Rae
  • Taj Thomas

Shire President Pam Townshend expressed her gratitude towards the volunteers, saying they were instrumental for many projects, groups, services and facilities to function.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our community,” she said.
“Every day I see and hear about the dedicated efforts of community members working across our Shire to assist others and to make our Shire stronger.” she said.
The Thank a Volunteer Day event coincides with International Volunteer Day, which was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated on 5 December each year.
The Department of Communities who provide a small event grant to assist the Shire acknowledge the dedication of our local volunteers.
The Shire thanks our event supporters:

  • Department of Communities
  • Artzability Margaret River
  • Margaret River Flower Farm

Thank you to businesses who donated more than $3000 worth of refreshments and gifts for the event:

  • Arlewood Estate
  • Brown Hill Estate
  • Coles Margaret River
  • Cullen Wines
  • Colonial Brewing Co
  • Cowaramup Brewing Co
  • Dale Alcock Homes
  • Grace Farm
  • Heydon Estate
  • Howard Park Wines
  • Huna Massage
  • Riverfresh IGA
  • Johnno B Biscuit
  • Leeuwin Estate
  • Margaret River Hemp Co
  • Margaret River Home Timber & Hardware
  • Providore
  • Stella Bella Wines
  • Swings and Roundabouts
  • The Candy Cow
  • The Foodroom
  • The Margaret River Chocolate Company
  • Vasse Felix
  • Victory Point Wines
  • Voyager Estate
  • Watershed Wines
  • Woolworths Margaret River

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