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2021 Volunteering WA Awards
The WA Volunteering Awards 2021 were presented May 20 at Crown, and together with our category (Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year) finalists, Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women and Teach Learn Grow we were honoured and treated to the company of inspiring nominees.
The winner of the category was Teach Learn Grow, who are committed to supporting disadvantaged children to improve their educational outcomes.
In the end, volunteers are collaborators in community building, build capacity and help people, communities and organisations to reach their potential. So a huge thank you to all Read Write Now volunteers who make such a difference to the lives of many.
Pictured below l to r, Robyn Knight (Coordinator, Operations), Marcia Barclay (Manager) and Michelina Vinci (A/Manager)
Australia Day Awards 2021
2021 has started very auspiciously for Read Write Now with two individuals and one regional group taking honours in the Australia Day Citizen Awards.
Rockingham Coordinator and tutor Karin Gulliver was awarded Community Citizen of the Year by the City of Rockingham. Karin, a tireless advocate for adult literacy in the region, joined RWN in 2005.
Veronica Read, Armadale Coordinator, was awarded the Community (Senior) Citizen of the Year for her volunteer work in and around the Armadale region.
The Albany RWN group won the Active Citizenship group, and was presented with a medal at the Australia Day celebrations. This group has been assisting adults in their community for over 40 years.
Go to the Read Write Now Facebook page to read more on these extraordinary people. We are very proud.
2019 Adult Learning Australia scholarship winner Greg Nelson 2019 City of Melville Mayor's Award Libby Cook
2019 City of Nedlands community Citizen of the Year, Jenny Tessler
2016 WA Volunteer of the Year - Hank Koster 2018 Peel Volunteer of the Year Sean Madden
In 2012 Read Write Now won the Western Australia Community Organisation of the Year Award. The award recognises Western Australian volunteer organisations that provide innovative leadership and through best practice in volunteering, bring about positive and enduring change to their community. The Award was accepted on behalf of Read Write Now by Program Manager Marcia Barclay and Central Institute of Technology Managing Director Neil Fernandes. They are pictured (below) with His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC QC (former) Governor of Western Australia and the Honourable Robyn McSweeney MLC, (former) Minister for Volunteering.
Throughout its history, Read Write Now has garnered many awards and acknowledgements for the organisation, the extraordinary individuals who are involved in a volunteer capacity, and for the students. These awards have been at a national and local level.
Adult Learners Week Awards included the following categories - Winner:
- Outstanding Program
- Outstanding Partnership
- Service Contribution Award (Individual)
- Outstanding Learner
- Outstanding Learner, Individual over 60 years
- Outstanding Learner, Migrant
- Outstanding Learner New Migrant
- Outstanding Older Learner
- Outstanding Student
- Outstanding Tutor (Volunteer) three times
- Outstanding Provider (Community Organisation)
Community Services Industry Award - Winner 'Valuing Volunteers'
Finalist in the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management Services to Regional and Remote Communities.