Mulwala and district Citizen of the Year 2014, Jan Doyle, hopes by receiving this award she will influence young people to become involved in community work.ROB MUIR December 31, 2013 10:57am
"If me being Citizen of the Year can encourage young people to become involved in the community it will give me great satisfaction," she told The Yarrawonga Chronicle.
The 57-year-old production worker at Thales Australian in Mulwala, member of many committees and former Corowa Shire councillor described her award as "wonderful".
"I'm very proud to be Citizen of the Year for Mulwala and district," she said. "To represent Mulwala and district in anything I've been involved in has just been an honour.
"The reason I lend a helping hand - even though it may take time - has been to see the satisfaction on the faces of people. It brings them joy, and therefore, me too. I love the people of Mulwala and district."
For many years, Jan has, voluntarily, been actively involved in many organisations and activities helping many people.
For several years, she has been a member of the Mulwala Progress Association, continues to be and is treasurer of the Lonsdale Reserve Committee.
Jan is in her seventh year as a Yarrawonga/Mulwala Arts committee member and, when on the Mulwala Pre School Committee, participated in the Meals on Wheels service.
Among other activities involving Jan's time was the Mulwala Water Ski Club Show in December, helping to raise substantial funds for the Yarrawonga Hospital over several years.
The popular new Citizen of the Year also served a four-year-term as a councillor on the Corowa Shire Council.
When the Yarrawonga Chronicle photographed Jan at Lonsdale Reserve for this story, three former Mulwala and district Citizens of the Year - Phil Corboy, Greg (Candles) Hore and Rod Sissons - were having a chat in the Mulwala Football and Netball Club.
The trio was rapt with Corowa Shire Council's decision that Jan receive her Citizen of the Year award on Australia Day 2014.
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