Tatura Community House cannot do what it does without the support of volunteers and the annual general meeting was the perfect opportunity to celebrate their achievements on Tuesday night.
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed presented the Outstanding Volunteer certificates to 15 volunteers who have given their time and passion to expand the services the community house can provide.
Community House chairperson John Kriesfeld said volunteering was about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community at large.
‘‘There is no higher calling than when someone gives his or her own knowledge, skills, time or resources to someone in need of help or comfort,’’ Mr Kriesfeld said.
‘‘Volunteering at the Community House, at sporting clubs or service clubs is highly visible and easily recognisable but people volunteer their time in many different ways, whether it is helping an elderly neighbour with their bin, giving directions to a stranger or picking up a piece of rubbish off the street. These large and small acts, given freely, are what binds a community together.
‘‘Our own group of wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers have done a fantastic job in making the Tatura Community House a much more vibrant, friendly and efficient organisation and have played an important role in promoting and developing the House within our community.
‘‘It’s interesting to note that almost all of our volunteers also give their time to many other organisations and groups around Tatura.
‘‘That’s just the sort of people they are and we know that we are very fortunate to have such a terrific group of people on board with us.’’