PICNIC POINT’S TARA BANBURY WINS 2018 BANKS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
On the evening of Tuesday April 3, at a ceremony attended by over 300 local residents, Tara Banbury was named Banks Volunteer of the Year for 2018. 70 local community volunteers were presented with awards by David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. “Tara has been recognised for her exceptional commitment to East Hills Netball Club”, Mr Coleman said. “She has previously supported the club as player, coach and Vice President and is now in her fifth year as President of the Club.” Tara has helped the club reach their record number of teams for a season and this year has also volunteered as a coach for the Development Squad. Bob Bell from Panania RSL Soccer Club was named as runner-up. Bob has been President of the club for ten years and has developed a successful family culture within the club which has a multicultural and respectful atmosphere. Since the awards were initiated in 2015 more than 250 volunteers from a wide range of community groups have had their significant contributions recognised.