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2018 Citizen of the Year Award Winners

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Peter Allen

 

   2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

   MR PETER ALLEN

 

 

Peter has demonstrated his willingness to serve the community since joining Rotary in June, 1971. He was President in 1984 and has served on the many Committees in Rotary over the years.

During the past 11 years, he has been very active in working with the regional Domestic Violence Service which covers Campbelltown and almost a quarter of metropolitan Adelaide. His continuing efforts to assist survivors of domestic and family violence in rebuilding their lives, together with his involvement in Rotary and the Rotary Shed is the basis for this nomination. Peter’s community work with the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service is outstanding and continues to maintain the existing partnership with the Rotary Club of Campbelltown.

Peter’s connection with both services highlights the importance of community connection, building community capacity and best practice when growing partnership opportunities between Service Clubs and Non-Government Organisations. His positive influence has been a conduit in the building of relationships between the two organisations which has ultimately resulted in better outcomes and benefits for the most disadvantaged within our Community.

 

Jennifer Read

 

   2018 SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

   MS JENNIFER READ

 

 

Jennifer has been actively involved with the Scout Association since 1971. In that time she has been largely involved with the Cub Scout section and other sections such as the Joey Scouts. She is currently involved with the Athelstone Scout Group. Throughout this time she has actively contributed to the development of our young people into worthy citizens making their own contribution to organisations such as SES. Throughout this time she also has been actively involved with other community organisations such as Rotaract for 10 years, St John Ambulance for 8 years, Inner Wheel for 7 years, Athelstone Uniting Church 15 years and Meals on Wheels 2 years.

Jennifer began with Magill Scout Group in the Cub Scout Section, then Stradbroke and Glenroy (now defunct) and with Athelstone Scout Group for last 10 years. Jennifer has been a member of Rotaract District Executive and as District Secretary founded the Campbelltown Rotaract Club. Jennifer has also been involved with Campbelltown St John Ambulance and worked on ambulances and in the control room with triple 000. Jennifer has taught Sunday school for over 35 years – 15 with Athelstone Uniting Church. She was a founding member of the Northeast Sunset Inner Wheel Club holding the position as Secretary for 3 years.

 

Stephany Martin

 

   2018 YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

   MS STEPHANY MARTIN

 

 

Stephany has shown significant determination and dedication to Community service and pushing through adversity. Born in Mildura, Stephany grew up one and a half hours out of Mildura, on a settlement with few children. She graduated High School, earning money from cleaning her school; and through her art, exhibited in Broken Hill, Mildura and Sydney. She moved to Adelaide in 2012, with the ambition to study law, joining the Rotary Club of Campbelltown at the same time, (the youngest Member in the District at the time) having completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment. Since then, she has been the International Director of the Rotary Club of Campbelltown; co-ordinating the highly successful International Women’s Day dinners, and a project in Fiji.

Stephany coordinated the Club’s involvement with the Movies in the Park event, temporarily joining the Council’s YAC. Stephany also chartered the Rotaract Club of Sturt, and has been Chair of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards/Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment District Committee, being awarded the Rotary District 9520 New Generations Best Project Award in 2017 for her successful programs. Stephany is also a member of the District Youth protection Committee and the District Training Committee. She is currently in her last year of her Law Degree and has not reduced her contribution to Rotary and its ideals.

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