Community Awards - Award information
Rotary Club of Ocean Grove - Community Awards 2021
The Volunteer Organisation of the Year award was presented to the Bellarine Community Support Register. It was noted that the efforts to keep the register functioning during 2020 were exceptional and included developing a working from home protocol. The Ocean Grove Playgroup and the Bellarine Bears Baseball Club are congratulated on being equal runners up in this category. This award was sponsored by Ryman Health Care.
The Team Member of the Year Award was presented to Nicki Goodwin from Bellarine Community Health. Nicki is a speech pathologist and helps to ease the fear of the dentist experienced by many people. Runner up was Janine Wilde from Ryman Health Care and Rachelle Calleja from Bay IT was highly commended. This award was sponsored by Pavilion Property and was represented by Dan Bennett.
The Small Business Excellence Award was presented to Zero Point Yoga and accepted by Rebecca Duffield. There are 40 yoga classes per week with people attending from a wide catchment area. Involvement in the community is promoted and encouraged. Runner up was art’Skool@KAZWORKS and was accepted by Kaz McGlynn. Kaz helps those with disabilities and works as a mentor to staff and others. Cakes’n’Bake by Kate was highly commended, congratulations to Kate Hudson. The Small Business Awards were presented by Ty Simmons President of the Ocean Grove Business Association, this organisation was the award sponsor.
The Apprentice/Trainee of the Year was Lachlan McVilly from VDB Homes. Runner up was Jack Martin, from Mode Electrics. Highly commended was Kayla Mair from the Ocean Grove Hotel. The sponsor for this award was MEGT a national group who are also involved with assisting Indigenous people, Peter McVilly represented the organisation.
The Rotary Club of Ocean Grove were thrilled with the large number of applications that were received and congratulate all who were nominated. Thank you to our minor sponsors APCO Barwon Heads, Cleo Fine Jewellery, DC Roofing and Hello World Travel Waurn Ponds.
Nominations for the 2022 Awards will open from 30th January and close March 15th and all Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Wallington, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff residents are encouraged to make a nomination.