Mersey-Devonport Community Service Award
2018 Recipients - Don River Railway Volunteers
The volunteers of the Don River Railway were named as the worthy recipients of the 2018 Lions Club of Mersey Devonport Community Award. The award was presented by President Jan Robson at the Lions Dinner Meeting at the Gateway Hotel on Thursday October 18 2018.
2017 Recipient - Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes was named as the worthy recipient of the 2017 Lions Club of Mersey Devonport Community Award and was presented by President Peter Noble at the Lions Dinner Meeting at the Gateway Hotel on Thursday October 19 2017.
Lions John Ackroyd and Margaret Fay talked of all the many achievements and contributions Steve has made to the community. Including (but not limited to) his work with people with mental illness, the Surf Lifesaving Club, and the Dragons Abreast organisation.
Steve’s wife Jenny and son Jackson attended this special occasion. Steve was very humble in his acceptance of this award and mentioned that in all his endeavours the team was most important - be it his team at work, his team at the Surf Club or his team at Dragons Abreast. “Groups do the work”.
Steve thanked us for the recognition. It is just “My turn”. Well done Steve – most deserved.
2016 Recipient - Roslyn Scott
The 2016 Mersey Devonport Community Service Award was presented Lion Margaret Fay at the dinner meeting held at the Gateway Hotel on Thursday October 20 2016 to Roslyn Scott – a worthy recipient.
Below are some excerpts from Lion Margaret’s citation:
“…when I telephoned Ros and told her of her award the phone went dead – there was complete silence and I repeated ‘Ros, Ros, are you there?’ She thought it was a joke at first and it took me a while to convince her otherwise. In our ensuing conversation one of her comments was ‘I try hard and I often fall short’. Ros has been a member of Latrobe Probus club for 15 years, and recently took on the position of Club Secretary to help prevent the club’s closure. She has been secretary of neighbourhood watch for 20 years, and has been delivering for Meals on Wheels for over 25 years, putting together the roster for 10 years. “If this is not enough, Ros has given 29 years dedicated service to the Hospital Auxilliary – working on the committee and also as Secretary, attending coastal and State meetings.” Ros is also involved in the Uniting Church, is an avid Bridge player, and is Secretary/Treasurer and Body Corporations Officer for the Williams Villas. When asked what she does in her “spare time”, Ros revealed she enjoys pottering in the garden, is an avid letter writer, and corresponds with over 40 penpals from around the world, including 3 on deathrow in Florida. She plays indoor and outdoor bowls, and has a huge stamp collection. With over 89 years of accumulated voluntary service, Ros certainly does not “fall short”! Thank You, Roslyn Scott.
2015 Recipient - Matthew Jago
A very worthy recipient of the Mersey Devonport Community Service Award for 2015 - Matthew Jago.