Nanneella resident Joan Jenkins is the Rochester district’s Citizen of the Year.ELAINE COONEY January 23, 2014 4:10am
Nanneella resident Joan Jenkins is the Rochester district’s Citizen of the Year.
The Nanneella-Timmering community nominated Mrs Jenkins for the award for countless reasons but the most recent being her contribution towards the revitalisation of the Nanneella Memorial Hall.
‘‘It is thanks to individuals like Joan within our community, that the community spirit lives on, which is why we, the Nanneella/Timmering community support the Australia Day Awards and believe it is important that individuals like Joan are recognised for their important contribution,’’ the application read.
‘‘Many community members have said that Joan should be nominated and now it seems timely, with the increased use and enjoyment of our wonderful fresh meeting place, that she now be nominated.’’
It credited her with following the Nanneella Memorial Hall project ‘‘from funding to completion’’.
The community praised her fundraising efforts following Rochester’s January 2011 flood and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Mrs Jenkins also volunteers her time to act as the Nanneella Memorial Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee’s treasurer and ‘‘go-to person’’.
‘‘In an age when volunteering is diminishing, the unseen work done by Joan, such as keeping the hall clean, is the glue which keeps the district functioning,’’ the nomination said.
‘‘Joan Jenkins is worthy for her quiet persistence and multiple achievements for the Nanneella and Timmering community and charity.
‘‘Besides her professional achievements and her endless community contribution, Joan is also a family-minded wife, mother and grandmother while remaining a generous, thoughtful friend to many and a very caring person.’’
The nomination was backed up by letters of support by former Rochester Ward councillor Frank Oliver, Nanneella-Timmering Heritage Group president Murray McDonald, Nanneella hall and Recreation Reserve Committee president Brett Gledhill, Nanneella Primary School principal Ian Denson, past president of the Nanneella Tennis Club, her employers and colleagues.
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