Jerilderie’s Richard Wright has shown an impressive commitment to the Jerilderie district over many years. It is his tremendous efforts in the community that have seen him honoured with the 2014 Jerilderie Shire Citizen of the Year award.HANNAH NICHOLS January 30, 2014 4:20am
Mr Wright accepted his award at the community celebrations on Sunday evening.
‘‘What I do, I do because I enjoy it,’’ he said when accepting the award.
‘‘I really think that I get more back than what I put in.
‘‘It is great to be an Australian and living in Jerilderie.’’
Mr Wright’s involvement in the community as a volunteer spans many years, and many different organisations.
He has had past involvement with the Country Fire Authority and the Coree South Brigade Rural Fire Service, where he held the position of secretary/treasurer for 26 years until his retirement into town.
He is currently an active member of the Jerilderie Brigade Rural Fire Service, and is its secretary/treasurer.
He is definitely a hands on person in keeping our town beautiful, and has been a member of the Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee since 2002. He is currently its treasurer.
‘‘Mr Wright is a keen and committed member of this happy group of volunteers, and actively participates in all areas, including working bees,’’ his nomination form read.
‘‘He is also a conscientious and vocal member of Jerilderie’s Sing Australia group.
‘‘As a valued member of the Jerilderie Lions Club, Richard is prepared to work at all Lions functions, taking much enjoyment from his work in the Lions Van.
‘‘Once again he holds the position as Treasurer of the Club.
‘‘Mr Wright’s dedication and commitment to the town and community is an example to us all, and these attributes highlight his worthiness at being awarded the 2014 Citizen of the Year.’’
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