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Powell Media Release – Give Happy, Live Happy – recognising volunteers in 2015

27 March 2015


Now in its sixth year, the annual Glass House Volunteer Awards have opened and the Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is calling on community members to get their nominations in for our deserving volunteers.

“Anyone who volunteers in any capacity, in any community organisation in Glass House deserves to be publicly recognised and thanked for their contribution to our community.

“Our communities really wouldn’t function without the hard work and dedication shown by volunteers.

“Volunteers can be people who cook snags on the BBQ at the school fete, people who coach the local footy team, a parent who helps with school reading or at tuckshop, the list is truly endless.

“This annual celebration aims to acknowledge their efforts on behalf of our community and show them our appreciation for their time and dedication,” he said.

Mr Powell’s volunteer award ceremony will be held during National Volunteer Week from 11 to 17 May.  Nominated Volunteers will be invited to attend a special morning tea held in their honour.

“Nominations forms can be obtained from my office or on my website and need to be returned by Friday 17 April so we have plenty of time to make necessary arrangements.

“This year’s National theme is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ and I’m sure it’s true to say that volunteers in our community would definitely be happy knowing they have given back to people or groups in need.

“I’m also sure that most volunteers don’t expect any public recognition for their contribution, which makes this ceremony even more important.  Volunteers are special people and if we can make them feel even more special for one morning, then why not!” Mr Powell concluded.

Nominations forms are available by calling 5435 2013 or online at

[ENDS] 27 March 2015

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