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MP Andrew Powell recognisees volunteers at annual award ceremony in May

By on April 12, 2011
MP Andrew Powell with Volunteers received awards for their services in 2010

MP Andrew Powell with Volunteers received awards for their services in 2010

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is pleased to announce nominations
have opened for the second annual Glass House Volunteer Award ceremony.

The ceremony will be held to coincide with National Volunteer Week, this
year being celebrated from 9 to 15 May with a theme of ‘Inspiring the
Volunteer in You’.

“The purpose of National Volunteer Week is to say ‘thanks’ to the many
tireless volunteers that we have within our community.

“The work performed by volunteers can sometimes be taken for granted or
overlooked which is why this week of celebration and appreciation of their
hard work is so important, Mr Powell said.

Mr Powell structures the Glass House Volunteer Awards so rather than have
one overall winner the opportunity is given to acknowledge the efforts of
many volunteers throughout our community.

“This year I am pleased to say we have written to over 200 community groups
and associations.  Nominations close on Friday 29 April and I encourage
anyone wishing to make a nomination to contact my office.

“We’ll also be putting the kettle on after the award ceremony so that the
volunteers can have the chance to enjoy a cuppa and chat to some of their
fellow dedicated volunteers.

“Judging by the amount of community groups we have invited to submit a
nomination, I am confident that we will have in excess of 150 people
attending this event,” Mr Powell concluded.

This event is invitation only and will be held from 10am Friday 13 May at
the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club on Steve Irwin Way Glasshouse
Mountains

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