DO you know a senior with tireless energy and determination? Someone who puts their community and loved ones before themselves and deserves a pat on the back? Why not take the opportunity to recognise them.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging nominations for the 2015 NSW Seniors Week Northern Tablelands Local Achievement Awards, which he says provide a great opportunity to recognise those special seniors in the community who are doing amazing things every day.
“Seniors make such an important contribution to their local community and the awards are a way in which each local community can show its appreciation for the talents, skills and generosity of this impressive group,” Mr Marshall said.
“These electorate-wide awards are designed to showcase the enormous talent in the community and I’m calling on people to take advantage of this opportunity to nominate seniors who make a difference and have them properly recognised.”
The 2015 Northern Tablelands awards will celebrate seniors for their achievement in three categories:
Organisation – recognising seniors’ organisations that contribute to making their community invigorating, active and a healthy place to live;
Individual (Community Service) – awarding an individual who dedicates their efforts, time and energy towards community projects and charities; and
Individual (Outstanding Achievement) – recognising an individual’s outstanding, long-term contribution to and/or achievement within their community. This could relate to several areas such as business, work within schools or community centres, campaigning for protection of wildlife or development of rural industry, sport and fitness advocates, pursuit for knowledge in senior years and development of education programs.
Mr Marshall said it was important to celebrate the vital and important role older citizens played in the community and to give thanks where it was due.
“These awards are the Northern Tablelands community’s way of showing its appreciation for these exceptional seniors,” he said.
Nominations for the 2015 NSW Seniors Week Northern Tablelands Local Achievement Awards are now open and close at 5pm on Friday, 20 February 2015.
Nomination forms can be collected from council administration centres in Glen Innes, Inverell, Warialda, Bingara, Uralla, Guyra, Moree and in Armidale at Kent House Community Centre or the office of the Member for Northern Tablelands at 175 Rusden Street, Armidale.
The awards will be presented by Mr Marshall during the upcoming NSW Seniors Week which is being held between 14-22 March.
For more details and nomination forms contact the Northern Tablelands electorate office on 6772 5552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org