Our View (23-1-2018): Nominations up

LAST year, editor Amie Price lamented the lack of Australia Day award nominations (YPCT 24-1-17).

Copper Coast Council only recognised a Community Event of the Year due to a lack of nominations in Citizen, Young Achiever or Community Club of the Year Awards.

It’s pleasing to see this year CCC is presenting citizen, young achiever and event of the year awards to some well deserving recipients.

There were reportedly a number of strong entries for most categories, with locals taking to paper to nominate worthy candidates.

Some entries for consideration were even presented at last year’s Australia Day event.

Yorke Peninsula Council also had some stellar community nominations, with three citizens and one community event earning the official nod while special acknowledgments will be made of other groups.

District Council of Barunga West is also recognising exemplary achievement on Friday, again recognising individuals and groups in Bute and Port Broughton.

Last year’s drop in numbers was concerning and left some wondering what would happen if the decline continued.

The councils do advertise late in the year for nominations but there’s nothing to stop you writing a list of potential nominees now or getting a head start on the application process.

There are hundreds of people within our community who are working to make it a better place through individual achievement or by working together as a group for a common goal.

No one joins a committee or service club for the accolades but it’s important we take the time to recognise the people who sign up and give their free time for the betterment of others.

Congratulations to every winner, and nominee, and go ahead and celebrate your hard work.

Rhiannon Koch
Acting editor

 

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