Volunteers receive community service awards
The Rotary Club of Umina Beach has awarded its 2019 Community Service Awards.
Each year the club delivers the awards to community members who have provided outstanding service to the Peninsula community in a voluntary capacity.
This year's recipients were Ms Antonia Fenech, Mr Brendan Knight, Mr Colin Kaye, and Ms Kate Hall.
Club publicity officer Mr Geoff Melville said Ms Fenech was nominated by Mr Andrew Leahy for her enduring commitment to a number of community and charitable organisations spanning over 38 years, including the Rural Fire Service, Umina PCYC and Youth Angle.
Mr Knight was nominated by Mr Bruce Croft.
"Brendan is cellarmaster at Club Umina and has provided wonderful assistance to our club in many of our community fundraising activities for our local community," Mr Melville said.
Mr Melville nominated Mr Kaye for his community spirit and voluntary services to local cancer patients.
"Colin is a retired principal from Terrigal Public School and, since his retirement, he has volunteered for over eight years driving locals to and from Gosford Cancer Clinic and to and from Sydney on behalf of the Leukemia Foundation," Mr Melville said.
Ms Hall was nominated by Mr Ryan White for her efforts in boosting the profile of the Peninsula Floorball Club and growing the sport across the Peninsula.
"Kate has been inspirational in leading the Peninsula Floorball Club which provides competition from juniors through to seniors to over 170 local people.
"In doing so, she serves in four administrative roles as well as running the night competitions every Tuesday night at the Peninsula Leisure Centre," Mr Melville said.
A special surprise award was also issued to Mr Melville, in the form of a State Community Service Award, which was presented by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
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Geoff Melville, Rotary Club of Umina Beach