Orana Far West 2014 VOYA
October 7th, 2014
Bob has not only volunteered ‘on the ground’ at Taronga Western Plains Zoo for 27 years, he is also the chairman of the volunteer committee. The zoo appreciates Bob’s high degree of professionalism and good humour. His good nature assists with his duties as a skilled interpreter, providing public information on the zoo, animals and conservation projects as well as leading tours for a wide variety of groups. Bob is an excellent chairman of the volunteer committee and a great volunteer and guide. His volunteer work deserves to be acknowledged. Bob also won the regional Senior Volunteer of the Year category.
Anthony is highly valued and respected member of the St John Ambulance (NSW) Southern Region with a strong commitment to service. Anthony is a Regional Paramedic for the Southern Region (NSW) and performs the role of Regional Professional Officer coordinating Southern Regions Health Care Professionals (HCP). He has been volunteering at St John Ambulance Australia since 2010 and has volunteered for more than 700 hours. Anthony travels extensively to train volunteers in the Southern Region, represents the organisation at events and helps coordinate Health Care Professional volunteers. Anthony has made a significant contribution to the Southern region due to his training and teaching methods. He has been a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer for the past 10 years and also had 10 years of service with the Australian Army Reserves.
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This hard-working and dedicated team organises the Royal Flying Doctors Service South East Section Ball each May and hand makes and cooks more than 2,000 Christmas Puddings for distribution across Australia. Last year, the group raised more than $90,000 for the Broken Hill Base of the Royal Flying Doctors. The Ball takes months to plan, sell tickets and arrange raffles prizes and entertainment. This team does everything from cleaning to setting up and decorating. Their contribution allows the Broken Hill Base of the RFDS to continue the delivery of services, such as medical, dental and remote clinics and to fly patients out from the remote region to major hospitals in South Australia and Sydney. Many of the team also volunteer with other community organisation. The commitment of this exceptional group of women helps keep the traditional fabric of the Broken Hill Community strong.