Peter Wellington MP

Independent Member for Nicklin

Thanking those who go above and beyond

On Wednesday May 15, 2013 I  hosted  a morning tea and present certificates of gratitude to worthy recipients on behalf of the Nicklin Community.

We have a great number of people who do so much, for so many but often go unnoticed.  This is my way of saying thank you, your efforts are appreciated and our community is a better place because of your hard work.

The 2013 recipients were;

Betty Jenkins, Marion Mc Donald, Teralba, Lorrae and Vince O?Rourke, Kenilworth First Response Group, Blackall Range Care Group, Jack Townson, Fay Crouch, Mac Cooper-McKenzie and Julie McKenzie, Cooroy Family Support Centre, Chilemwa Nkowane-Poole, Endah Lestari, Bill Higgins, Christine Jones, Michael Ballinger, Jacqui Deane STEMM, Gail Deignan, Shirley Hastings, Marty and Jane McComiski, Donna Anthony, Dawn Reed, Rhondda Poor and the James Grimes Care Centre Volunteers

On behalf of our community I say thank you to our hard working volunteers.

If you know of a worthy volunteer who deserves recognition, please send their details to my office.

 Bli Bli's Michael Ballinger receiving his award

Endah Lestari receiving her award

 Jacjui Deane and representatives from STEMM accepting their NICKLIN award


Peter thanks Gail Deignan fro her service to the community


Nambour's Christine Jones accepts her award from Peter


Rhondda Poor recognized for her services to Rugby League and Red Cross


Peter recognising Jane and Marty McComiski for the services to the community through Discobility.

Peter thanks Shirley Hastings for her service to Special Olympics Sunshine Coast.


 Fay Crouch accepting Nicklin Community award

 Teralba's Fay Moss and Stuart Steele accept the award on behalf of the Association.

 Vince and Lorrae O"Rourke recognised for services to carers.

 Chilenwa Nkowane-Poole accepting her award for assistance to migrants through Nambour Community Centre

 The Kenilworth Fist Response Group was recognized as a group because it was too difficult to single out a single member.  The Kenilworth First Response Group has provided a vital emergency service in the Mary Valley district in the absence of a local Ambulance service for many years. The First Response Group is manned by volunteers, managed by volunteers and operates on a 24 hour roster system.

These volunteers have attended many serious, sometimes fatal events in recent years, and proven their vital role as a community-based response organisation.


 Donna Anthony from WILVOS animal rescue accept her award from Peter.

 Betty Jenkins thanked for her volunteer work at Sundale


Nambour's Dawn Reed was thanked for her services to Nambour and Noosa Breast Cancer support and being always ready to give a hand to people in need.


 Marion McDonald is another Sundale volunteer who is always there to lend a hand.

Bli Bli's Mac Cooper-McKenzie and Julie McKenzie have dedicated many years of their life to the Bli Bli Community.

James Grimes Care Centre recognised with award.



  26 Years of Service to Little A's


As Patron of Little Athletics Nambour, it was an honour to present Eric Rea with a Community Service Award to recognise his many years of dedicated service to Little Athletics.

 I have had a lengthy involvement with Nambour Little Athletics and know how hard Eric works and how dedicated he is to Little A's.