Each year, the Victoria Day Awards are an excellent opportunity for us to recognise the unsung heroes in our community who selflessly dedicate themselves to our schools, emergency services, local sporting clubs, local newspapers, churches, and other groups (the list truly goes on) to the benefit of us all.
After a year’s hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was fantastic to be able to come together again to recognise outstanding volunteers in our community at this year’s Ferntree Gully and Rowville Victoria Day Awards.
This year’s Ferntree Gully Victoria Day Award recipients were:
- Allie Ames (Glengollan Village)
- Ron Ashworth (Ferntree Gully Arts Society)
- Beverley Campbell (Ferntree Gully Friends of Red Cross)
- Peter Chamberlain (Knox Environment Society)
- Wilma Chandler (Upper Ferntree Gully Angliss Hospital Aux)
- Kerry Davis (Knox Park Primary School)
- Alma Grahame (Glengollan Village)
- Tanya Keeghan (Knox Little Athletics Centre)
- Chris Markwick (St Vincent de Paul Society – Ferntree Gully)
- Beverley Mills (Ferntree Gully News)
- Patricia Rivett (Glengollan Village)
- Byron Rutgers (CFA – Ferntree Gully)
- Shirley Smith (Knox Park Primary School)
- Paul Waters (Ferntree Gully Eagles Junior Football Club)
I congratulate each recipient on their award and thank them for their important contribution to our community.
I also thank the Ferntree Gully and Rowville Community Bank branches for their ongoing support with the Victoria Day Awards (now at 14 years!), Etienne Clauw (Bank Board Chair) for his brilliant job as master of ceremonies, and Kim Wells MP.
Nick Wakeling MP
Member for Ferntree Gully