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Community Bank Tertiary Scholarship winner announced

2020-03-12

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Now open – 2020 Volunteer Awards

Campaspe Shire Council has opened nominations for the 2020 Volunteer Awards which acknowledge and reward individuals and groups within our community who work tirelessly to benefit others.

Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the awards program highlights the value of what volunteers bring to our community, making it a better place to live.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Individual: outstanding voluntary contribution and achievement by an individual person
  • Young person: outstanding voluntary contribution and achievement by a person aged under 25 years
  • Organisation: an outstanding contribution and achievement by a not-for-profit organisation for supporting its volunteers.

“We have an extraordinary level of programs provided by volunteers and often the value of our volunteers is overlooked. This is our chance to say thank you for their outstanding commitment,” Cr Weston said.

The awards coincide with National Volunteer Week, 18 – 24 May, and will be presented at a special ceremony to be held on 21 May. The winners of the Individual and Young Person categories will each receive a prize to the value of $250 and the winner of the Organisation category will receive a prize to the value of $550.

“Often, volunteers don’t seek recognition and reward, so I encourage you to nominate a worthy candidate for their ongoing support and the positive difference they make to our community,” Cr Weston said.

The closing date for 2020 Volunteer Award nominations is Friday, 17 April. Nomination forms are available on Council’s website or from customer service centres.

Congratulations to Rushworth & District Community Bank 2020 Tertiary Scholarship recipient Euan Suarez!

Euan, a local Rushworth boy, will travel to La Trobe University Bendigo to complete a Bachelor of Education.

The $2500 scholarship will assist Euan in his access to higher education, which can be challenging in rural Victoria.

As a Community Bank, the Board is proud to support local rural students so they can access tertiary education.

And it’s thanks to customers and shareholders that the Bank can continue to support young people in our community achieve their dreams of higher education and hopefully, one day to bring their skills home.

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