PADSTOW COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WINS BANKS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Julie Harris from the Rotary Club of Padstow has been named the 2016 Banks Volunteer of the Year.
Mrs Harris was nominated by the Rotary Club of Padstow for her dedication to the organisation and the local community.
“Mrs Harris is the President of Padstow Rotary and has been instrumental in the Club’s fundraising efforts. She is a very deserving winner”, Mr Coleman said.
Padstow Rotary raises funds for polio eradication through hosting BBQ events, fun runs and community carols nights. Mrs Harris is also involved in the Padstow Chamber of Commerce.
More than 60 local volunteers across the Banks electorate were awarded 2016 Banks Volunteer of the Year Awards at an Award ceremony hosted on April 6 by David Coleman MP.
Attendees were entertained by SING Australia and an address by special guest, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP.
Mr Coleman said volunteering is very important in the local area.
“These awards enable local community organisations to publicly recognise the large contribution made by volunteers”, Mr Coleman said.
“It was great to have Julie Bishop to present these Awards to the nominees”.
Minister Bishop gave a speech emphasising the importance of volunteering to modern Australia.