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Nature strip parking fines withdrawn after protest
On-demand bus service will extend into The Bays
Woy Woy wharf to receive $4M upgrade
Surf club members praised for rescue of injured man
A 60th and a 70th anniversary held on Valentines Day
Empire Bay post office closes after lease expires
West St development to be considered by Council
Car and trailer in water after 'launching mishap'
Farnell Rd decision likely before the end of March
Corkwood tree may stay on proposed nursing home site
Woy Woy celebrations attracts 12,000, says council
Wagstaffe flag-raising
New boat for Marine Rescue
Chamber describes tunnel as economic game-changer
Applicant to take Killcare fence dispute to court
Comment period extended for caravan park proposal
Marquart asks for flood maps to be added to plan
Community Garden consulted about new policy
Tree group meets with council staff about urban strategy
CWA branch meets with urban tree group
Workshop about draft climate change policy
No money for St Huberts Island dredging, council told
Act now to prevents oil and gas rigs, says activist
Balloon twisting for children
Peninsula group pampers homeless people
Police seek help after home invasion
Young man wanted over store theft
Memorial garden for dolphin receives a refresh
Volunteers recognised at special ceremony
Peninsula events in Seniors' Festival program
Peninsula events for women's festival
Vintage cars on show at Ettalong
Tesch greets man on treaty mission walk
Free counselling offered for problem gambling
Charity holds fundraiser in Ettalong
Wicks drops in on home park
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Another example of short-sighted non-compliance
Accolades go to those who worked for wharf upgrade
Conservation claims require comment
Thanks for TV guide
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Aged care facility says it supports Royal Commission
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Stroke volunteer asks locals to tell of 'stroke champions'
Money raised for family with ill son
Peninsula Village development to start in March
Money donated to woman diagnosed with cancer
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Noel Coward play opens Little Theatre year
Umina artist wins exhibition
Double header special at folk club
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New playground equipment ordered
Music bus visits Umina
Dinosaur toys wanted
Straight into schoolwork on first day back
Healthy Harold visits Ettalong
Kindergarten students start school
Five new teachers at Umina
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Ettalong confirmed for national bowls championships
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Junior lifesaver of the year
Ocean Beach finishes seventh in junior championships
Jemma was part of successful NSW team
Swans recruit new AFL players
Female soccer players wanted

Volunteers recognised at special ceremony

Four volunteers at Peninsula Village have been recognised at a special Australia Day ceremony.

tribute to its volunteers for their to helping residents.

Ms Annette Kelly, Ms Karen Batson, Ms Deb Van Breugel and Mr Christopher Bryden, were recognised for their "invaluable contribution" and "exceptional efforts over the past year" with special awards.

Ms Kelly and Ms Baston, who spent up to five days a week or more in their volunteer role, were presented with engraved Australia Day silver medallions from the village.

Mr Bryden received an antique bronze lapel pin and Ms Van Breugel a commemoration certificate.

Ms Kelly said: "As an independent living resident of Peninsula Village myself, I really saw how beneficial and rewarding it would be to give back and help fellow residents who are not as mobile or active as me.

"My duties include everything from mail delivery to supported shopping, assisting with leisure and lifestyle activities and calling bingo and often I support the team up to six days a week.

"It's a great way to keep active, stay social and give back," she added.

Ms Baston said: "Just like Annette, I have been here volunteering with the Village for almost four years and I thoroughly enjoy the social aspect as much as the rewarding feeling of helping others.

"I have made some wonderful friendships and am so pleased to help residents maintain their independence."

Ms Van Breugel is volunteer bus driver for the village, a position he has held for almost 10 years.

"I volunteer four days a week and am responsible for driving residents to special excursions, shopping trips and outings.

"I truly enjoy the opportunity to allow residents to get out into the community.

"If you have the time, it is really rewarding to use it for giving back and supporting others," Ms Van Breugel said.

Peninsula Village chief Mr Shane Neaves made the presentation during an Australia Day achievement ceremony at the Umina Village on January 24.

"The Australia Day Achievement medals and pins are a way to acknowledge the contributions and performance of dedicated team members.

"Each of these volunteers have gone the extra mile to make our older aged residents feel more at home," Mr Neaves said.

With regular and reliable volunteers declining in numbers, Mr Neaves is hoping that the recognition of these community role models might encourage others to donate their time to support residents.

"As a not-for-profit organisation, we can never have too many helping hands.

"We'd love to hear from more people interested in helping their neighbours and experiencing the goodwill of making someone else's life more enjoyable," Mr Neaves said. SOURCE: Media release, 29 Jan 2019 Katey Small, Brilliant Logic

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