Publicly thanking the amazing work that volunteers do across the Hastings district is a very important part of our culture, says Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule.
Nominations for the 2017 Civic Honours Awards opened this week.
The awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations which have voluntarily contributed significantly to Hastings in one of the following categories: Arts and Culture, Health and Welfare, Sport and Recreation, Education and Youth, New Volunteer and Youth Volunteer.
“It is very important that these efforts, which really do keep the wheels of our society running, are championed,” said Mr Yule. “These people dedicate a huge amount of time and energy to whichever area they work in; often at a cost to their own families.”
One of the difficult things about trying to celebrate the work of volunteers was that often they were very humble people who had difficulty accepting an award for what they saw as a normal part of contributing to society, he said.
“I would say that it is important to the wider community to know the causes that are out there that are so ably run by volunteers, from organisations like Meals on Wheels and local sports clubs, to groups going into schools to hear youngsters read and people running Scouts and Girl Guides.
There is almost a month in which to lodge nominations, and Mr Yule urged people to make the effort.
“If you know of someone who has given great service to the community, please put in a nomination. We need to hear about these people in order to recognise them with a Civic Honours Award.”
The nominations will be judged by the Council’s Civic Awards subcommittee before the presentations are made at a ceremony on the May 31.
Nominations close on February 24. Forms are available from the Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere libraries, from the Council’s Service Centre in Lyndon Road, or to download or complete a form online see: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/civicawards
4 October 2017
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 / firstname.lastname@example.org