Shire of Goomalling

Wendy Williams receives WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

Published: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 3:17:50 PM

Wendy Williams has been volunteering in the Shire of Goomalling for over three decades. Her volunteering began in the early eighties as a participant in the inaugural Community Builders Programme, a committee member of the Goomalling Primary School P&C, a founding member of the Goomalling and Districts Development Group and Board Member and Chair of the Goomalling & Districts Hospital.

Wendy also worked with the Dowerin Goomalling Nursing Home Fundraising Committee which realised the community contribution of $200,000 towards the refurbishment of the Hospital and establishment of a dedicated Nursing home and Multi- Purpose Service facility.

Wendy has been tireless in working for the sustainability of the community of Goomalling and has been an advocate for tourism in Goomalling and the Avon Valley. She was a Member of the Goomalling Shire Council for 12 years and currently manages the historic Slater Homestead for which she has been volunteering for many years before.

Wendy Williams at WA Volunteer of the Year Awards Night

The recipients of each of the eight award categories were announced on Wednesday 22 May by His Excellency the Hon Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia at the prestigious 2019 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards Gala Presentation Dinner at the Crown Perth, attended by over 350 guests. All other award recipients are listed on www.volunteeringwa.org.au.

 “It was a privilege and honour for Volunteering WA to host this beautiful event, during National Volunteer Week, which acknowledged and recognised the amazing contributions volunteers make in our communities,” CEO Volunteering WA Tina Williams said. “There are over 600,000 volunteers in WA who make ‘a world of difference’ to us all, and we gratefully acknowledge the positive impact.”

Wendy Williams receiving WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award© Photo credit: Riley White

The night would not have been possible without award sponsors and Volunteering WA wish to acknowledge the following:  Bankwest, Department of Communities, Lotterywest, Community News, YMCA WA, Silver Chain, Office of Multicultural Interests and NeonLogic. 

Councillors and staff of the Shire of Goomalling congratulate Wendy on this prestigious and well deserved accolade and thank her for her contributions through volunteering and for her commitment to our community, our region and beyond.

Media Contact:  Karen Mannaerts, Executive Assistant
Authorising Officer:  Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer
Date:  28 May 2019
Credits:  Part of this content was taken with permission from Volunteering WA - www.volunteeringwa.org.au/news/2019-WA-Volunteer-of-the-Year-Awards-Recipients-Announced

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