St George Community Awards winners honoured

Outstanding contribution: St George Community Awards unites some of the most loyal, hardworking individuals in our local area and grants us the opportunity to honour them, Mark Coure said.
Outstanding contribution: St George Community Awards unites some of the most loyal, hardworking individuals in our local area and grants us the opportunity to honour them, Mark Coure said.

The outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations who volunteer in the St George area was recognised at the seventh annual St George Community Awards last Thursday.

The event was hosted by Oatley MP Mark Coure at Club Central in Hurstville before an audience of more than 300 people.

There was a record number of nominations were received this year with 86 awards presented to individuals, community groups and small businesses.

“St George Community Awards unites some of the most loyal, hardworking individuals in our local area and grants us the opportunity to honour them,” Mr Coure said.

“Throughout the year, I have had the privilege of visiting many of the organisations that are award recipients. Being able to volunteer alongside some of these groups was insightful in understanding their challenges and the work they wish to accomplish.

“The spirit of volunteerism that thrives in our local area is something I am extremely proud of and I am sincerely grateful and proud of the hundreds who sacrificially dedicate their time and energy to assist others”, Mr Coure said.

The award categories acknowledged on Thursday night were Individual Volunteer Achievement Award, Senior Volunteer Achievement Award, Youth Achievement Award, Community Group Achievement Award, Sporting Achievement Award, Business Achievement Award and Environmental Achievement Award.

Glenn Jaye, radio host at 2NBC, a community radio station based in Peakhurst, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Certificates of Appreciation were also presented to Sing Australia St George for their musical items that opened the evening and Mr Jaye, for offering his time as MC.

Recipients of 2017 St George Community Awards by category:

Individual Volunteer Achievement Award

Elie Akouri

Maureen Horder

Patrick Chung

Catherine Sullivan

Gilda Tilia

Ying Suet Lau

Kulendran Anaimugan

Roslyn Norris

Monique Cohen

Debbie Gilmore

Allan Gilmore

Jean Harrison

Sonia Fenton

Amy Huang

Robyn Riley

Lisa Cheng

David Goff

Rita Devmurari

Bharath Bhoola

Gita Pandit

Hari Narayan

Helen Dwyer

Eden Fogarty

Kevin Smith

Sharon Fraser

Annette Ruhotas Morgan

Rishi Achary

Senior Volunteer Achievement Award

Mary Sheppard

Shirley Li Chengyun

Jas Jholl

Terry Lynch

Barbara Sainsbury

Bob Walker

Xue Yi Tao

Chau Lan Cheng

Saroja Srinivasan

Robyn Brown

Garry Darby

Robert Devitt

Irene Ramsay

Jim McCan

Youth Volunteer Achievement Award

Jordan Ross

Rola Zaklama

Stephanie Sekulovska

Kshitij Budhathoki

Jake Bailey

Lee Wood

Peter Tran

Christofe Moya

Richard Sadig

Sandy Ng

Tara Hayman

Community Group Achievement Award

Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Group

St George District Red Cross

Nurses on Wheels

St George Life Education Association

Lions Club of Lugarno

Oatley Public School P&C Centenary Committee

Oatley Public School P&C Centenary Committee

Discovery Writers Group

Kogarah Community Services

3Bridges Community

Asian Work at Work (Hurstville Branch)

Resourceful Australian Indian Network

Oatley 101 Society of Artists

Sunnyhaven Disability Services

Autism Community Network

Lugarno Public School P&C

Rotary Club of St George Next Gen

Music Teachers' Association of NSW

Sporting Achievement Award

Tony Karahalias

Oatley Football Club

Brendan Donohue

David Gibson

David Goff

Business Achievement Award

Tasly Healthpac Medical Centre Hurstville

St George Meals on Wheels

Diana's Pharmacy

it-ology IT

Adventure Co

Environmental Achievement Award

Lugarno Progress Association

  • Should anyone know of an individual, community group or small business who they wish to recognise and appreciate, please contact Mr Coure’s office on (02) 9580 9349 or email Oatley@parliament.nsw.gov.au.