Shandel Keele is now Echuca Neighbourhood House co-ordinator.ZACH HUBBER May 27, 2014 8:18am
Echuca Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Liz O'Byrne (left) is stepping down from her role and Shandel Keele is stepping up.
Shandel Keele has taken on the responsibility of Echuca Neighbourhood House co-ordinator from Liz O’Byrne.
After more than 12 years in the position, Ms O’Byrne was happy to pass the mantle to her assistant of 18 months.
She said she was proud of the creation of classes and development of the volunteer program.
‘‘We have 25 volunteers on a regular basis whereas we didn’t have any when I started,’’ Ms O’Byrne said.
‘‘The house wouldn’t work without volunteers.
‘‘We’ve also made plenty of improvements to the house.’’
She said the appointment of Ms Keele was an easy choice.
‘‘We share a similar ethos,’’ Ms O’Byrne said.
‘‘She’s very smart and picks up on things very quickly.
‘‘Eighteen months is a long time to not have an argument.
‘‘Shandel is a great person to keep the work going.’’
Ms O’Byrne will still co-ordinate the no-interest loan scheme at the house.
‘‘It was a no-brainer for me when I was offered the role,’’ Ms Keele said.
‘‘I love the ideals of the house. It’s growing all the time.’’
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.