Last week it was my privilege to host a special function for about 70 of our local volunteers. The groups represented were the Botany Historical Trust, our Meals on Wheels, the Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the Access Committee and the Knitting Network.
There are within communities, that is if a community is fortunate enough, a few individuals, a group or a few groups who selflessly, unstintingly and with no need for recognition or reward give of themselves. These people, these volunteers, give to their community without ever seeking recognition. To me it is almost instinctive giving. They don't think about it. They just do it. It was fitting that, through Council, our local community took the opportunity to both thank and recognise the invaluable work done by our volunteers.