Clem Kentish and Australia Day WA Awards
Left to Right: Mike Muller, Shire President Cr John Erren, Victoria Kerfoot, Keith Whibley, Brodie Middleton, Ray Thornelow, representative for Byford Carols.
Congratulations to the Clem Kentish Community Service Award Winner
Mike Muller was awarded The Clem Kentish Community Service Award acknowledging his volunteering with various sporting and community groups in the Shire including tee ball, cricket, football, the Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, 2 different schools and the Nursery and Garden Industry.
The Clem Kentish Award Through the Years..
Since 1989 the prestigious Clem Kentish Award has been presented to some inspiring members of our community. Congratulations to Mike Muller who joins this remarkable list of community members.
Athol Wigg JP
Ronald & Ada Fawcett
Jan Star AM
Edward (Ted) Bett
Brian Johnson (Posthumous)
Colleen & Frank Rankin
Congratulations to the Serpentine Jarrahdale's Citizen of Year Award Winners
Congratulations to those residents who have made a significant contribution to the community and were awarded a Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Award .
The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the current year, and/or to those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.
Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.
The winners for the four categories:
Citizen of the Year
Keith Whibley was awarded Citizen of the Year for his outstanding community service as the motivator and driver of the Glades Community Garden, which is due to open shortly.
Citizen of the Year (Youth - under 25 years on 26 Jan 2017)
The Citizen of the Year – Youth was awarded to Brodie Middleton for starting the ‘Venturers Program’ for 14.5 year olds to 17 year olds, as well as being an active Scout and his willingness to help out at major events, including Australia Day.
Citizen of the Year (Senior - over 65 years on 26 Jan 2017)
The Citizen of the Year - Senior was awarded to Victoria Kerfoot for giving her time to many community projects including the Jarrahdale Heritage Society, coordinating work groups from Karnet Prison for maintenance along the many Jarrahdale trails and working with various church groups.
Active Citizenship for a Community Group or Event
The Active Citizenship Award was given to the Byford Carols, which is a free family event and has seen the number of attendees rise from 10 in 1991 to 700 in 2016.
For more information about Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Awards visit www.citizenshipawards.com.au.