Wright Community Award Nominations Open
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has thanked all volunteers across Logan country this National Volunteers Week and opened nominations for the Wright Community Contribution Awards.
Mr Buchholz said volunteers were invaluable to the community and without them, many of the local sporting and community clubs, as well as support services, simply would not exist.
“It is vital that we acknowledge the importance of and thank volunteers in our community.
“They are hardworking, dedicated to their community and tireless in their efforts to improve the lives of local people and the area
“Our volunteers are people not motivated by accolade or acknowledgement, certainly not motivated by money; but they do it for the greater good of their local community and to make Logan a better place to live, work and play,” Mr Buchholz said.
Logan City Councillor for Division Four, Laurie Koranski who represents Yarrabilba, parts of Tamborine and Logan Village said volunteers were critical to Logan, in the good times and the bad.
“Here in Logan, we’re very lucky to have thousands of volunteers supporting our community, including Council activities. We have volunteers working in our parks, libraries, our art gallery and of course community centres – supporting the strong social fabric of our City.
“During times of disaster, we rely on the great work of our volunteers, in – the SES, RFS and at community support services like the Salvation Army,” Cr Koranski said.
Mr Buchholz said that the Coronavirus was having an impact on the ability to recruit volunteers and to participate in face-to-face activity, but many were pushing on in a COVIDSafe manner.
“Our volunteers are resilient, they will get through this and they will ensure our community gets to the other side of this pandemic. I urge all residents, all community leaders to visit:
https://www.scottbuchholz.com.au/wright-community-awards/ or to contact my office for a nomination form, and nominate a volunteer or someone in their community for the contribution they’re making to the Logan community.
“I look forward to receiving many nominations and catching up with those award recipients later in the year,” Mr Buchholz said.