Sounds of Emmerton Park

Radio. The familiar voice of Chris Morris echoes throughout the hallways of Emmerton Park every week. At a live broadcast with an audience of residents, staff, volunteers and visitors watching on, the volunteer radio host hit the airwaves for the 400th time last Tuesday. “This was the biggest sit down audience I ever had,” Chris …

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Support and camaraderie

Recognition. Smithton Football Club has inducted stalwart Scott ‘Dogs’ Bryan as a Life Member. The Circular Head Giants also recognised Karen and Darren ‘Boots’ Jaeger as Best Club Person at its annual awards last month. A four-time Best and Fairest recipient and two-time captain, Bryan says this recent recognition is among his career highlights. “The …

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Passion for learning

Volunteer. Lynne Mahoney is like many, a lifelong learner.  This appetite for knowledge inspires others around her to think curiously and creatively. The Smithton Library volunteer was recognised by the Department of Education at the Together We Inspire awards as joint winner of the Volunteer of the Year. A career at TasTAFE and, prior to …

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Historic move

Volunteer. Circular Head Heritage Centre has opened its doors once again.  The local museum was opened to the public yesterday after two years of uncertainty.  Closed due to building hazards which deemed the premises unsafe to visitors and volunteers, dwindling committee member and volunteer numbers also contributed to the indefinite closure, says longstanding volunteer Georgina …

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Ray of sunshine

Recognition. A welcoming smile will always greet you at Emmerton Park, especially if Dave Dunkerley is around. The leisure and lifestyle coordinator of five years has been recognised for his friendly and caring nature through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Tasmania awards. Nominated by Emmerton Park volunteers, sisters Julia and Francesca Backhouse, Dave …

2 years ago

Call for Red Shield Appeal

Volunteer. The Salvation Army needs to mobilise more than 60,000 volunteers across Australia next weekend to help collect $8 million for the annual Red Shield Appeal. Donations to the Red Shield Appeal ensure The Salvation Army can continue to support thousands of people experiencing crisis every day. The Salvation Army works in the areas of …

2 years ago

Our volunteer community contributions 

Nominate. Circular Head Council is calling on locals to nominate worthy volunteers to receive recognition for their contribution to the community. Coinciding with National Volunteer Week (May 8 to 14), each year the council hosts a function in appreciation of these valued citizens. This year, the council is inviting community organisations, emergency services, commercial businesses, …

2 years ago
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Decade of dedication

Recognition. Smithton Ambulance volunteer Trevor Spinks says every shift is different to the next. His point is proven when a page is received mid-interview with the Chronicle and he’s off to attend the call-out. The local ambulance volunteer, and current volunteer coordinator, received recognition for long standing service last month after more than a decade …

2 years ago

Good-hearted Mr Gale

Community. David Gale is an altruistic man with a generous heart. The 72-year-old selflessly dedicates his time to volunteering each week and attributes this passion to wanting to give back to the giving community he grew up in. Born to William Lonnie Gale and Lennice Louisa (nee Emmerton) on January 27, 1944, Mr Gale has …

2 years ago

Volunteers’ thank you

Recognition. Community Transport Services Tasmania (CTST) recently held a special luncheon to thank volunteers in the Circular Head district. CTST chief executive officer Lyndon Stevenson addressed the team expressing genuine appreciation for their ongoing commitment to both their community and CTST. As a non-profit organisation providing door to door transport to the frail, aged, disabled …

3 years ago