St John has recently introduced the presentation of service badges to volunteers without having to go through a lengthy application process. Service badges are awarded after three, six and nine years. Those who have been awarded their service badges for their respective years of service were:
Louisa Dare 12 years
Alex Adams 8 years
Nicola Treloar 8 years
Paul Nenke 7 years
Carmen Bairstow 4 years
Jamie Frost 4 years
Kevin Powell 4 years
Shonel Bennett 3 years
Shonel Bennett and family are leaving Dumbleyung next year so the sub centre volunteers gifted her with a bunch of flowers to thank her for her dedication to St John over the years. Paul Nenke has resigned from St John and was given a small gift of our appreciation to thank him for his service to the community. We wish them both the very best in their future endeavours.
Rod also thanked Nicole Taylor with a bunch of flowers for her help in getting the project to fruition, through her role at the Shire Nicole was able to assist St John with the shed project and we greatly appreciate her expertise and knowledge in getting the job done. St John would also like to make mention of Nigel Faulkner who gave 14 years to assist the Kukerin community and retired one month prior to service badges being received. We thank him for his years of dedicated service.
After many years of planning and hard work, it is great to see the new shed completed. The new establishment enables volunteers to get the ambulance in and out of the shed easier and the original St John building will now be used for training purposes.
The sub centre have recently posted out the November renewals for St John membership. If you don’t have Ambulance cover, and would like it, or if you are unsure if you still have cover please contact Treasurer Leanne Frost or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for new volunteers in Kukerin and Dumbleyung, please contact Shonel Bennett or talk to one of our amazing volunteers if you are interested in more information.
Article by T.Ball