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Citizen of the Year Awards - Previous Award Winners

We would like to congratulate Kay Seery, recipient of the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award, and Megan Davies, winner of the Young Citizen of the Year Award. The Indian Communities South Australia took out the Community Event of the Year Award for their inaugural Diwali Festival in St Helens Park.

Our 2016 Winners

Pat Brierly was nominated for her significant contribution to the community. Pat is one of the founding members of the Nailsworth Over 50’s Club and she started the Australian Retired Persons Association over 25 years ago.  Since 1989 the Over 50’s Club and the Australian Retired Persons Association have been meeting at Nailsworth Community Hall and Pat continues to provide support to both of these very popular groups.  These groups are still going strong 25 years later and they continue to provide essential social activities for our community.

Sophie Harris is only 23 years old and has lived in Prospect all her life. Sophie was nominated for Young Citizen of the Year for her bravery, resilience, courage and grace and her contribution to the community through her work for ‘Cure for Brain Cancer’. Sophie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumour in 2014 and has since raised over $15,000 (the highest in SA) towards the cause and is committed to increasing the public profile through ‘Walk4Brain Cancer’”.

Prospect District Cricket Club was nominated for the Community Event of the Year Award for their Rachel Lawrie LJ Hooker T20 cricket event. Consideration was given due to the quality of the event and benefit to the community both young and old. The event held at Prospect Oval was free for the community with entertainment and an open door invitation to become involved with the Cricket Club. Money raised during this event was donated to Beyond Blue and Arthritis SA.

Our 2015 Winners

We would like to congratulate Audrey Hale, recipient of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award, and Justin Bussell, winner of the Young Citizen of the Year Award. The Prospect Rotary Club took out the Community Event of the Year Award for their Pit Stop Event held in St Helens Park in October 2014.

Recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, Audrey Hale, moved to Prospect at the age of 16. For the last 74 years Audrey has been an active member with St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church (Prospect), assisting the church with visits to the local Kiandra Nursing home. Audrey volunteered her services at Calvary Hospital for 28 years, assists with fundraising activities for Uniting Care Communities, and was employed as a secretary for 21 years with RM Williams. We would like to thank Audrey for her outstanding length of service and her significant contribution to assisting the Prospect community.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Prospect, the President, Carol Walsh and Brian Ballard accepted the 2015 Community Event of the Year Award. The Pit Stop Event was highly successful in raising the awareness of men’s health. 

The recipient of the 2015 Young Citizen of the Year Award is Justin Bussell. Justin assists with Council’s Club5082 performances, computer tutoring in the Digital Hub and is also a volunteer with the Country Fire Service. He is a worthy recipient of a 2014 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award.  Justin is a great role model for other youth wanting to volunteer as he is dedicated and always willing to tackle any problems. We would like to thank Justin for his voluntary contribution and congratulate him on this wonderful achievement.

Young Australian of the Year

Above: Young Citizen of the Year Award winner, Justin Bussell.

City of Prospect would like to congratulate the 2015 award winners for their contributions to the local community.

Our 2014 winners

Having worked in multicultural affairs for over thirty years our 2014 Citizen of the Year, Dilip Chirmuley continues to concentrate on social issues affecting Adelaide's Indian community. Dilip also enjoys giving talks on Hindu religion at the Hindu Temple to visiting school students. In between these activities Dilip and his wife have taken a well deserved break and travelled overseas to see grandchildren and catch up with family and friends who they have not seen in a long time.  This year Dilip and his wife look forward to attending the biennial convention of Marathi speaking people of India which will be held in Los Angeles in July.

Our recipient of the 2014 Young Citizen of the Year Award, Eleni Glouftsis recently won a 3 year scholarship to live and train in Melbourne with the Australian Football League as part of the umpiring department’s Female Pathway Program. Whilst we are sad to see Eleni leave her home town, City of Prospect wish her all the best and look forward to seeing her follow her dreams and becoming one of the first female field umpires for the AFL. Congratulations Eleni on your achievements over the last 12 months.

 

To nominate someone for a 2018 Australian of the Year Award, click here.

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