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Jan 30, 2020
Indiana LysaghtKalgoorlie Miner Camera Icon Share to Facebook Copy the Link The Shire of Esperance recognised the contribution of its citizens at the Rotary Club’s Australia Day celebrations on the weekend. Shire president Ian Mickel said the awards were an opportunity for the community to recognise the dedicated locals who had contributed to making Esperance a great place to live. “We have some great people in our community, who often work behind the scenes to make our community as fantastic as it is,” he said. “Without volunteers, our community just wouldn’t work; they are the heart that keeps the community going.” Christiane Smith was awarded citizen of the year for her service to the community in a range of volunteer posts. Ms Smith is the Farmers Across Borders secretary, Moving Movies Esperance vice-chairwoman, Hope FM volunteer broadcaster and was on the board of Esperance Care Services. She is also an active member of the Quarry Road Bush Fire Brigade and was a vital contributor on the Festival of Wind team. Susan Sarr was the recipient of the senior citizen of the year award for her environmentally focused contributions. Mrs Sarr formed the Home Environmental Network to help people reduce their environmental impact from within their home. Through the Network and the Local Growers Markets, Mrs Sarr has shared information on natural homemade products, recipes for household cleaning supplies, recycled shopping bags, starting worm farms and garden mulch. She was recently elected president of the Community Waste Action Group. The Community Group Award went to the St John Ambulance Co-ordinator Group for its role in ensuring local emergency services run smoothly. The group is responsible for co-ordinating local ambulance resources and liaising with the 000 State Operations Centre, community paramedics, volunteer officers, hospital and other emergency services.