Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash hosted a
special morning tea over the weekend paying tribute to the area’s charitable
and welfare organisations.
In excess of over 100 local groups and organisations
attended the reception held at the Nowra Administration Building with
representatives from Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Legacy, Marine
Rescue and the CWA among those in attendance.
said the morning tea was Council’s way of recognising the
amazing work carried out by the area’s many volunteer organisations.
The Mayor used the reception to highlight the
positive effect volunteerism has on the local community.
“Shoalhaven City is extremely lucky to have so many
dedicated and hardworking residents prepared to volunteer their time for the
betterment of the wider community,” said Clr Gash.
“It is not until you stop and consider the effect
these organisations have on the lives of many residents that you can gain a
true appreciation for the role they play within the local community.
“From the RSL and Vietnam Veterans Association through
to the Men’s Shed, VIEW Club and Surf Life Saving Association, each of these
organisations plays a vitally important role right across the Shoalhaven.”
“Saturday’s reception provided Council with the
opportunity to both recognise and thank our many local volunteers for their
positive contribution to the local community.”
“It is the ongoing efforts of the area’s volunteers
that makes the Shoalhaven such a charitable,
welcoming and enjoyable place in which to live.”