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Friday, 18 May 2018

Some of the Monaro’s finest volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to the community at special ceremonies held by Member for Monaro John Barilaro in Queanbeyan and Cooma today.

The recipients from across the Monaro were honoured with Monaro Service Awards for their efforts in supporting and caring for their community in various ways.

“The Monaro Service Award is a small way of thanking volunteers for what they do,” said Mr Barilaro.

“These people go above and beyond the definition of their role with little recognition to make the community they live in a better place. The award recipients are dedicated to their calling and make a difference to the local community; I congratulate and thank them for their efforts.”

Areas of service included scouting, charity work, fundraising, animal rescue and care, the CWA, local events and festivals, health, agriculture, art and sports including cricket, rugby league, rugby union and golf.

“Behind the scenes of every community event, activity or fundraiser is a team of hard-working volunteers. It was a pleasure to be able to join some of these volunteers and formally thank them for their contribution to our community.”

Outstanding Community Organisation Awards were presented to the Queanbeyan Branch of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, The Delegate Sunday Sips, The Jindabyne Branch of the CWA, The Cooma Branch of the RSPCA and The Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre.

“The Monaro is full of many worthwhile and hardworking community groups. Volunteers are the glue that holds many of these groups together. There are many groups that deserve to be recognized for all their dedication and hard work, this is a small way we can say thanks.