It was an important message that Berrigan Shire Citizen of the Year Robyn Mott (pictured) delivered at Sunday’s Australia Day ceremony.HANNAH NICHOLS January 29, 2014 4:20am
The Finley woman’s message was clear in her thank you address.
‘‘It is not possible to receive such as an award as an individual, you need people behind you supporting you,’’ she said.
Volunteering is something Mrs Mott enjoys and she said she wouldn’t do it if it was not so rewarding.
Mrs Mott has been described as a dedicated community member, and it is her spirit for helping those around her that saw her receive the Berrigan Shire Citizen of the Year honour.
‘‘Getting this award is something special,’’ Mrs Mott said.
‘‘Volunteering is something I really enjoy and it seems wrong to get an award for doing something you enjoy so much.
‘‘To receive this award as an individual you need people behind you and I have so many to thank.’’
Mrs Mott offered thanks to the Country Women’s Association at local, regional, state and national levels and Finley Public School and Finley High School P&Cs, among many others.
She also thanked her employer and staff at Mogg Osborne & Co, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul.
Most importantly, she offered her thanks to her family.
‘‘Thank you for the many times you have had to make sacrifices, it is very much appreciated,’’ she said when accepting her award.
‘‘This award will be valued.’’
Mrs Mott’s nomination recognised her involvement in many community organisations ‘‘of which she always plays an active but very unassuming role’’.
Some of these include the CWA, Presbyterian Church, Finley High School Parents and Citizens and the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.
‘‘Robyn, a mother of three, is a tireless worker in the community and never seeks recognition. Her humility and kindness is to be admired.’’ the nomination read.
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