Oz Day award for Council

    Congratulations to the Mount Barker YouthCARE Council who were awarded the Active Citizenship Award by the Shire of Plantagenet on Australia Day.

    The council received the award for “Fostering Australian pride and spirit through active citizenship and outstanding contribution to the community”.

    Since 2000, the group has organised numerous fundraisers to ensure chaplaincy continues in the local schools.

    Inaugural chairman Roger Woodward said it was wonderful the council had been publicly recognised.

    “It is an organisation where members from different groups and churches find common ground to work together toward a shared purpose, that of providing a chaplaincy service.” 

    “As a team and in many ways, various members over that time have sought, negotiated and fundraised thousands of dollars.

    “For MBYCC to be nominated and presented the Shire of Plantagenet Active Citizenship Award 2018, it shows how much the College, Shire and community value, support and appreciate the presence and work of our chaplains in our schools.

    “It is wonderful for us to have been a part of that.”

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