Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards Winners
AUSTRALIA DAY 2024 – AWARD WINNERS
Young Citizens of the Year
Etta Cornelius, Sienna McGiveron and Helayna McGiveron
Sienna, Helayna and Etta have demonstrated dedication and excellence in various volunteering roles. Each one of them volunteers in many roles in assisting their peers and also other members of their community but they have also come together under the initiative of Sienna and Etta to organise the biannual beach clean up sessions. They actively campaign and advertise the event, provide the necessary materials required for the event and finish the day with a BBQ thanking everyone for their great work.
WELL DONE ETTA, SIENNA AND HELAYNA
Ann Maree Blunt
Ann Maree has helped the youngest of our community through to the eldest. Ann Maree shows great kindness, generosity and has a welcoming nature. She has advocated for the youth in our area in many ways. A founder and played an integral part of the establishment of the St Helens Netball Association, a foster carer for children within her own home, key member in establishing Little Athletics, a driver for meals on wheels and mentoring our young people at the St Helens District High School.
Ann Maree has contributed so much in our community but also shared her teaching skills and volunteered at Outback Stations teaching young children.
CONGRATULATIONS ANN MAREE
Mayors Special Awards
Nicki Treloggen and Christine Treloggen
Nicki has an infectious nature which people trust and are willing to help with any ideas that she may have to get an outcome that will benefit the whole community – whether it be working with young people providing them with the opportunity to play Statewide junior netball or more recently brightening our community at Christmas time.
Christine has always been active in our community from making a boiler of soup for a fund raiser to organising a fundraising event for a number of community organisations. Since Christine’s retirement she has not slowed down, through her position on the hospital auxiliary she now contributes to the daily management of the tip shop. Christine is currently a Board member on the newly formed Possum Magic Child Care Centre, a member of the Break O’Day Festivities Committee and a member of the East Coast Aquatic & Wellbeing Centre committee
CONGRATULATIONS NICKI AND CHRISTINE