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Citizenship Awards

main-banner-01.jpgLane Cove's Annual Citizenship Awards were held on Wednesday 3 May to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations within the Lane Cove community.

Councillor Deborah Hutchens, Mayor of Lane Cove, opened the proceedings with Councillors presenting Awards across 11 categories.

The evening culminated in the announcement of long-standing volunteer Christine Butters as the recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016.

Christine has a long affiliation with St Andrew's Uniting Church at Longueville, Lane Cove Music Club and Longueville Tennis Club as well as being involved with the Federated Music Clubs of Australia, pre-school committees, school committees, meals on wheels and Cove Craft during her decades of volunteering.

In 2001 Council produced a booklet called 'Local Heroes' as part of its International Year of Volunteers celebrations. No surprise that on page 2 you will find Christine featured alongside a number of other recognisable Lane Cove volunteers. It is only fitting that Christine describes in her own words the very reason that some 15 years later Council presented her with the Lane Cove Citizen of the Year Award.

When talking about volunteering Christine says ,'For me it is natural part of being involved with the local community and learning more about one's own interests and hobbies. It is also a means of maintaining what others thought important enough to begin in the first place…it is what makes a neighbourhood a community".

Other recipients receiving an Award on the evening include:

Citizen of the Year

Christine Butters

Community Service

Beryl Blok

Community Service

Graeme Davis

Community Service

Rosemary Lees

Community Service

Lane Cove Linen Service Volunteers

Community Service

Bruce Plummer

Honorary Lane Cove Citizen

Bill Wallace

Honorary Music, Art and Culture Award

Margaret Vickers 

Leadership

Peter Bennett

Leadership

John Cameron

Leadership

Anita Ho-Baillie

Leadership

Bill McLaughlin

Music, Art and Culture

Cecilia Egan

Music, Art and Culture

Professor Adrian Lee

Outstanding Business of the Year

Spotted Orchid

Sport

Ruth Darling

Sport

Kenneth Snell

Sustainable Citizen

Alasdair Stuart and Wendy Bishop – Repair Café

Sustainable Organisation

FoodFaith

Sustainable Organisation

Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group

Workplace Council

Rajiv Shankar

Workplace Council

Mark Salmon

Workplace General

Glennie Atack

Workplace General

Dr Carl Wong