During this year’s National Volunteer Week, the City of Subiaco formally recognised the efforts of its dedicated volunteers with a special event lunch and awards presentation.
The city has 56 volunteers who contribute an average of 1700 hours of their time every year. The volunteers range in age from 14 to 94 years, and the longest serving volunteer has been with the city for more than 30 years. Our most recent volunteer joined the city one month ago, and 70 per cent started within the last five years.
Congratulations to this year’s milestone award winners, who have contributed a combined 60 years of volunteering service to the community.
Barney Stanley, Books on Wheels (thirty years)
Barney has been delivering books to local nursing homes for as long as library staff can remember. He now delivers nearly 100 library books and other materials to three nursing homes every fortnight – that’s 70,000 books over 30 years. He is the longest-serving Subiaco Library volunteer.
En Kho, Books on Wheels (ten years)
En has worked in libraries her whole life, so when she retired she naturally decided to volunteer at Subiaco Library. En is an avid reader and can be seen every Monday morning shelving the weekend’s overflow of returned books.
Sheila Davies, Community Events (ten years)
Bright and cheerful, Sheila makes fellow volunteers and event attendees feel welcome and valued. She can often be seen volunteering at Senior out ‘n’ about bus trips, morning teas, lunches and exercise classes.
Guy Spiccia, Subi Voice of Youth (five years)
Guy is passionate about youth affairs and has contributed to many city and state-wide youth events and programs, including YAC-tivate!, Race Around Subi and Ampfest. Guy was President of the SVY for two years and Secretary for one year.
Teehani Ralph, Subi Voice of Youth (five years)
Described as creative and calm under pressure, Teehani began volunteering with the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) at twelve years old and has contributed to many initiatives over the years, including Race Around Subi, the annual SVY quiz night, Ampfest and Spotlight on Subi.
Image: Midge Bowden on behalf on En Kho, Barney Stanley, Teehani Ralph, Sheila Davies, Guy Spiccia and Mayor Penny Taylor.