Queensland Day Awards: Noosa Electorate

Do you know someone in your club that goes above and beyond the call of duty?

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is calling upon local volunteering groups to select an outstanding member to be rewarded at the Inaugural Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Awards, on Monday 6 June 2016.

“Together with our partners, I invite local community, sporting and special interest groups to vote 1 for their very own Queenslander of 2016, and join with us to acknowledge their selfless work at a Queensland Day Award Ceremony.

“Not-for- profit organisations make an enormous contribution to the health and wellbeing of our community. Together this army of volunteers work hard in their many fields and endeavours to help build iconic, resilient and harmonious places to live.

“Today will see the first of some 150 information kits sent to groups working in the Noosa Electorate explaining what the Awards entail and how to get involved. This will include a form for each club to complete with the name of their chosen winner, and the reasons why they have won a Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Award.

“I believe the clubs themselves are the best judges of who is the most outstanding individual worthy of special recognition from within their organisation. For that reason the judging will be an internal process and I will look after the rest.

“On Queensland Day I will present each Award winner (as nominated by each club) with a Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Award Medallion and a Certificate of Recognition.

“The Award ceremony will celebrate and showcase the diversity of our grassroots organisations including and not limited to community; sporting; environment; cultural; special interest, and support groups. 

The Inaugural Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Awards is proudly sponsored by Noosa News, Noosa One Stop Printing Shop and Tewantin Community Bendigo Bank.

For more information about the Awards please contact Noosa Electorate Office on 5319 3100.

Background

On 6 June in 1859 Queen Victoria gave approval for Queensland to become a separate colony in its own right and on the same day Order-In- Council gave Queensland its own constitution. Now 6 June is celebrated as the day Queensland Day was born.