On Thursday 2nd August, five Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services Volunteers received a Higgins Community Service Award for their work in the local community. The awards were presented by The Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP for Higgins and Mr Ted Baillieu.
Another recipient was Pat Griffith in recognition for her Volunteer work at the ‘Alamein Neighbourhood Learning Centre’. Pat is also a member of the Samarinda Community Services Sub-Committee.
Samarinda CEO Mark Zentgraf says ‘Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Their contribution is immeasurable and the awards for the 5 volunteers who were recognised are well deserved’.
Pictured from left: Pota Laios – Samarinda Social Support; Steve Laios -Samarinda Day Respite; Ben Jia Zhang – Meals on Wheels; David Hart – Samarinda Lodge and Lawrence Pietmatire – “The Ashy” Op Shop.