Australia Day in Flowerdale was celebrated at the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve. Again deserving members of the community received awards for their contribution to the community. This year awards went to Lachlan Hunter of Flowerdale Primary School and Nigel Parry captain of the local C.F.A., chosen by the Flowerdale Australia Day Committee from a number of nominations.
The Mayor of Murrindindi Shire also attended to award the Shire Citizen of the Year Award (2015)
It was a great honour to be the recipient of this award as there are so many in the Shire that contribute to the fabric of community life. The Mayor Margaret Rae indicated that the award was for work done with Flowerdale Landcare, Yea Beekeepers, the Flowerdale Men’s Shed and Flowerdale Community House as well as 17 years active participation in the Strath Creek Landcare Group . In particular the Mayor highlighted the 100km White Ribbon Walk I made to Marysville, work in the Family Violence Initiative through the Men’s Shed and reviving observance of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day in Flowerdale.
I want to express my appreciation to my partner Heather, fellow committee members and others who have given me support and mentored me in all these valuable community initiatives. I hope that the award will assist in encouraging volunteer involvement in the community and greater awareness and care of our social and natural environments.
- Creatures of the Creek (platypus/rakali survey)
- Clean Up Australia Day
See Calendar of Activities page for further details.