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Tilba’s Janine Halasz – 2019 Eurobodalla Local Hero!

Ian Campbell23 May 2019
2019 Local Hero Janine Halasz with Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes. Photo: ESC.

2019 Local Hero Janine Halasz with Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes. Photo: ESC.

Tilba community stalwart Janine Halasz is the 2019 Eurobodalla Local Hero!

The annual awards at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, are a highpoint of National Volunteers Week, and seek to recognise local residents who make outstanding contributions to their community.

In the nomination submitted for Mrs Halasz, she was described as an enthusiastic fundraiser, a driving force in the Tilba Country Women’s Association, a dedicated member of the Central Tilba School of Arts Trust, and the founding member of a knitting group that produced not only items for charity, but lasting friendships.

The nomination states, she’s someone who “takes new residents under her wing”, ensuring they feel welcome, even while undergoing her own personal challenges.

“Janine is the backbone of our community,” it says.

“If people need help she is the first point of contact, providing meals, transport to medical appointments and sometimes, just company to anyone in need.

“Janine has freely given hundreds of hours of her time to various community groups…[The Local Hero Award] would be a wonderful and fitting acknowledgment of all her many years of voluntary service to our community.”

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, who presented the award, paid tribute to all 31 Local Hero nominees.

“We know you don’t do it for the praise or recognition, but today we say thank you for selflessly giving up your time for the benefit of others,” she says

“Volunteers are the glue that binds our community, bringing everyone together and making it such a wonderful place to live.”

Local Hero Award nominees, representatives of absentees, finalists, Council representatives, and Local Hero Award winner Janine Halasz at the Local Hero Awards. Photo: ESC

Local Hero Award nominees, representatives of absentees, finalists, Council representatives, and Local Hero Award winner Janine Halasz at the Local Hero Awards. Photo: ESC

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2 Responses to Tilba’s Janine Halasz – 2019 Eurobodalla Local Hero!

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Jenny Oliver Jenny Oliver 7:15 pm 23 May 19

Congratulations Janine

Pete Diskon Pete Diskon 6:46 pm 23 May 19

Congratulations

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