Ten neighborhood members have been celebrated for his or her contributions to Dubbo on the Dubbo Day Awards ceremony for 2022. The recipients had been awarded throughout a ceremony on the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Conference Centre final night time. Dubbo Day marks the anniversary of Dubbo’s gazettal as a village on 23 November, 1849.
“Every award recipient has been nominated by the neighborhood they contribute to, so it’s very particular for me having the ability to go on this recognition and appreciation.” stated Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Mathew Dickerson. “Dubbo Regional Council commends all award recipients on their dedication to the Metropolis of Dubbo.”
This 12 months’s Tony McGrane Award recipient is Geoff Man; sport fanatic, journalist, radio persona and avid volunteer. The award is known as in honour of Mr Anthony Michael McGrane, who was Mayor of Dubbo from 1991 to 1999, and was later elected because the NSW Member for Dubbo till his demise in 2004. Tony McGrane all the time labored for the betterment of Dubbo and the encompassing area and the naming of this award is a becoming tribute to a exceptional man.
Arunthy Paven – Arunthy joined the Occasion workforce of Dubbo Parkrun as a Run Director in November 2018. A run director entails organising your volunteer workforce earlier than, throughout and after the occasion, processing outcomes, organising the gear and preparing for the subsequent week. Since becoming a member of the occasion workforce Arunthy has volunteered at parkrun on 102 events.
Di Baker – Di has, and continues to be, a devoted volunteer at Emmanuel Care Centre for the previous 18 years. Di types clothes for the Centres Op Store, participates with clothes distribution for Northern Africa, selects and helps native organisations with high quality clothes; comparable to Pink Women on the Dubbo Base Hospital, Psychological Well being Division, backpacks for individuals on launch from Wellington Jail and selects blankets for Whelping Canine organisation.
Greg Curry – Over the past 20 years, Greg has donated his time to the Dubbo Harness Racing Membership. Some actions Greg has taken duty for are being a observe assistant, finishing grader duties and organising the household actions across the race conferences making it an occasion for the entire household to take pleasure in.
Len Clyne – Len is a valued member of the Dubbo Harness Racing Membership, donating his time over the previous 40 years. Len is an lively member of the membership and has held positions and accomplished duties comparable to a director on the board, judging and time holding on the race conferences and weekly trails.
Sarah Lucan – Sarah was one of many founding members for Orana Bodily Tradition in 2018. Throughout this time Sarah is an lively committee member, instructor and secretary. Sarah has all the time contributed to the membership by organising and working competitions and fundraising occasions, implementing methods and plans for the expansion of the membership and educating the 13-16 12 months lessons whereas additionally volunteering to assist train different age teams when required. Sarah has additionally held the secretary place since 2021. Sarah takes on this place with professionalism and a “can do” strategy, with all the time doing many extra hours to ensure all the large and little gadgets and particulars are accomplished.
Peter Hargreaves – Peter has a tremendous sense of widespread humanity and compassion which is frequently giving to others, spending many days per week as a volunteer driver for the NSW Most cancers Council. Peter is all the time accessible to deliver the sufferers in for remedy once they can’t deliver themselves on account of sickness, monetary misery or social drawback. He’ll drive as much as 200km one option to decide up sufferers and no matter how late remedies are or what is going on in his personal life, he waits patiently for the affected person to finish their remedy after which drives them residence once more.
Kellie Jennar – Kellie volunteers a mean of 15 hours every week for the Dubbo Filmmakers, organising workshops, making use of for grants and supporting volunteers and members with filmmaking questions and grants. Kellie has held and contributed to quite a lot of positions in a variety of committees, being: President, Dubbo Filmmakers Inc; Treasurer, Dubbo Movie Society Inc; Committee Member, Inventive Meeting Inc; Workshop Coordinator, Dubbo Filmmakers Inc; Organising Committee, Latin American Movie Competition; Competition Coordinator, One Eye Movie Competition; and Volunteer Coordinator, West Phrases Competition.
Teena Allen – Teena joined Pink Angels in 2018, as a Affected person Liaison Officer. On this place Teena liaises straight with Breast Care Nurses and sufferers to organise journey, lodging, cleansing, gasoline and meals vouchers, and cost of session charges; to make sure their journey is much less irritating. Teena is an advocate for getting mammograms. While attending a pop-up breast most cancers screening bus on the Dubbo Rotunda with work colleagues, Teena found she herself had breast most cancers. After experiencing firsthand how the providers of Pink Angels may make life simpler, she threw herself into the position with a ardour and understanding.
Neil Sturrock – Inside Neil’s 30 years within the Dubbo Rescue Squad he has been concerned in numerous rescues, together with however not restricted to Street Crash Rescue, Industrial Rescue, Home Rescue, Inland Water Rescue, Search and Rescue, Massive and Home Animal Rescue, Vertical Rescue. Together with holding roles throughout the Squad as Deputy Captain, Captain and President. Neil has devoted hours in coaching and mentoring new Rescue operators and elevating the profile of the Dubbo Rescue squad by fundraising and neighborhood engagement. With out the dedication and hours given by Neil many initiatives would have gone unfunded and lots of hours of coaching not offered to new members had he not taken up that position.
Geoff Mann (Tony McGrane Award recipient) – Geoff is concerned in Males of League, Contact Soccer, the place he’s Patron, Rugby Union the place he was Secretary for the Roo’s and would typically name video games, cricket, Sister Metropolis Committee, Australia Day and Dubbo Day deliberation committee, and is concerned within the CSU Tony McGrane annual fundraising dinner. He additionally takes each alternative to emcee at fundraising and neighborhood occasions. Geoff has additionally been concerned in numerous paid roles the place he has gone about and past, together with ABC, SDU, Dubbo Picture Information, and at St Pius X Faculty.
Every year Geoff will get concerned with varied memorial occasions for the anniversary of the Bali bombings and all the time arranges to document the providers and ahead these to the household of Gerard Yeo who sadly misplaced his life in Bali. Geoff can also be concerned with the Catholic Church the place he and his spouse organise the Ceremony of Christian Initiation of Adults lessons, he’s a volunteer Eucharistic minister and is on the parish council, and he’s additionally on a committee with the Bishop from Bathurst the place he mentors new seminarians.