The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, has written a message of support to the community.
You can download and read the letter at the link below.
The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, has written a message of support to the community.
You can download and read the letter at the link below.
The Order of Australia is the most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level.
It identifies role models who have made valuable contributions at all levels and in all spheres of the community.
Congratulations to all of Manningham’s award recipients for 2015.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor Milton Hearn, Bulleen - For significant service to science through major contributions to advances in chemical manufacturing.
Kevin Stevenson, Park Orchards - For significant service to business and commerce through reform in national and international accounting standards.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Dick Davies, Warrandyte - For service to the Community of Warrandyte.
Kirsten Deane, Doncaster - For services to people with a disability through support organisations.
Paul Mavroudis, Bulleen - For services to the Greek Community of Victoria.
Agnes Zillner, Doncaster - For service to community health through support for people with Tourette Syndrome.
This week we have all welcomed new easing of COVID-19 restrictions which has seen many local businesses reopen, more opportunities to reconnect with friends and family and for some outdoor sport to resume.
We are now in the Third Step of the Victorian Government’s roadmap for reopening. This supports indoor and outdoor seated service for hospitality, reopening of retail and beauty/personal care where a face covering can be worn.
There is no restrictions on reasons to leave your home and you can have up to two people from the same household visit you at your home. You can only have one visit per day and must not travel more than 25km to do this.
In Manningham, we’re excited to see more people out and about enjoying our community, supporting our local business and we look forward to reopening our customer service centre next week.
Our front counter will reopen at the Civic Centre from Wednesday 4 November, please check our website or contact us for details.
We are pleased to see more people being able to enjoy areas and some sport and recreation activities across Manningham.
This week Aquarena has increased its booking capacity for the outdoor 50m pool. Outdoor sport for under 18 players and outdoor non-contact sport for adults can now also resume in line with COVID safe practices. Please contact your local club for further information.
While there are a number of relaxations announced, many COVID safe practices still remain including:
Stay up to date with changes to local services and facilities in Manningham by visiting our website.
Manningham residents are reminded that under new State Government Tobacco Reforms smoking is prohibited within four metres of an entrance to all Victorian children’s indoor play centres, public hospitals, registered community health centres and certain Victorian Government buildings.
The smoking ban applied from 13 April 2015 and aims to:
There is strong community support for banning smoking at public places and Manningham Council is supporting the State Government initiative by assisting with the education campaign to inform the community of the recently introduced changes.
While it is expected that most people will voluntarily comply with the smoking ban, Council Local Laws officers are authorised under the Tobacco Act 1987 to enforce the new smoking ban when necessary.
For more information, visit the Tobacco Reforms website.
Manningham Council invites you to virtually attend the online inaugural Meeting of Council to swear in Councillors elect and to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
When: Tuesday 10 November 2020, 7.00pm
Where: This meeting will be held in person, with physical distancing in place.
COVID-19 restrictions: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, guests will not be in attendance.
Livestream: The meeting will be livestreamed on our website.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
This will continue over the Christmas and New Year period, with a few exceptions. Our opening hours over this period are:
Please note some services may be reduced during the Christmas and New Year period.
For parenting support, call the Maternal and Child Health line 13 22 29 (available 24 hours) or contact your local GP.
Dates we are closed
Our Baby Hub open sessions will resume at Deep Creek on Thursday 9 January 2020 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
For more information, about our MCH centre opening hours please phone 9840 9188 between 9.00am to 4.00pm.
The hottest trends in sustainable fashion are expected to be set at Manningham Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Beach Couture: A Haute Mess.
The exhibition from 27 February to 30 March will feature wearable pieces, created by international artist Marina DeBris, from objects and rubbish collected from suburban beaches.
Beach Couture: A Haute Mess encourages viewers to reflect on the use of single-use materials and ‘fast fashion’, and the ability of materials to be transformed and reworked for new purposes. It is an area of growing interest and responsibility in the fashion industry.
Manningham Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini said the exhibition highlighted the ever-growing problem of pollution in our waterways, created in part by our contemporary reliance on single-use items.
“We can all play a part in preserving and protecting our waterways,” she said.
“What enters the stormwater systems finds its way to smaller creek and eventually down the Yarra River and into Port Phillip Bay. Everything is connected and everything we do impact the waterways.”
Marina Debris said this exhibition also challenged audiences to question their own efforts in sustainability.
“I really want people to think about reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing or re-gifting fashion, rather than dump them on the street and see them end up as beach pollution or landfill,” she said.
The exhibition also includes two public programs: a Fashion Conscious Tour that visits the Costume Collection in Bulleen, exploring the social history of Australian Fashion and a free Fashion Drawing Workshop led by an artist from the Manningham Art Studios.
Beach Couture: A Haute Mess is part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Arts Program.
For more information about the Exhibition and public program bookings, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/beach-couture-a-haute-mess.
Held on Monday 3 December, the 2018 theme for International Day of People with Disability was ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.
In Manningham, 5% of people report needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability. We run a host of activities, programs and initiatives that create a more inclusive community.
Maysa Abouzeid is vision impaired and was a panel member at our Inclusion@Work breakfast earlier in the year, which encourages businesses to employ people with a disability in our community. “When a person with a disability enters the workforce and has the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way, they often take great ownership of the role and treasure the opportunity. If employers can have an open mind and keep the lines of communication open, then a person with a disability can be an asset to their business,” Maysa said.
Manningham Council is calling on the community to shine a light on a local hero and nominate them for a 2019 Manningham Civic Award.
Nominations for the Civic Awards officially opened on Saturday 1 December with five categories, including:
Manningham Mayor, Cr Paula Piccinini, said the awards provide the perfect platform to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to our local community.
“Every day, there are people volunteering in our local sporting clubs, community groups and other programs, who make a huge difference to the lives of others. This is our chance to say thank you and to celebrate them”.
Last year’s Sports Achiever of the Year, Fiona Huber, was nominated by Templestowe Cricket Club where she has played for over 20 years and is heavily involved in volunteering.
“When I was nominated I was so overwhelmed. One of my greatest experiences as Sports Achiever of the Year was being given the opportunity to speak at the opening of the Mullum Mullum stadium. As a sportsperson that moment really meant a lot to me,” Fiona said.
Ms Huber said if someone knows a local hero, she would encourage them to make a nomination.
“It’s great to be recognised for the work you do and it makes all those early mornings, sacrifices and things like standing in the rain even more worth it,” she said.
For more information or to nominate, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/civicawards. Nominations close Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 4.00pm.
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A proposal to realign the title boundary on Reynolds Road, between Springvale Road and Mullum Mullum Creek, Donvale.
At a recent council meeting, we proposed to change the location of the road reserve to correct the anomaly and realign the title boundaries to its correct alignment. We are doing this ahead of transferring road management responsibilities for Reynolds Road, between Springvale Road and Tindals Road, to the Department of Transport (DoT).
Despite ceasing face-to-face wellness and rehabilitation classes in March, MannaCare has continued to provide valuable care for oncology patients in Manningham by moving all of its sessions, seminars and counselling service online.
MannaCare’s 12-week program, called POWER (Program for Oncology Wellness and Exercise Rehabilitation), has serviced over 55 members of the community who have been affected by cancer since 2018. This program has since been expanded to offer in-home treatment options and ongoing strength and balance classes. These classes provide valuable social connections for members as well as the physical benefits.
POWER’s move to online Zoom classes means clients are continuing to receive the session’s physical, mental and social benefits, while maintaining a sense of routine with a clinician’s guidance. Wellness seminars are also being delivered online plus a free counselling service available to all POWER clients. Furthermore, POWER clinicians have worked with Ovarian Cancer Australia to provide tele-seminars to women around Australia with ovarian cancer to educate and support them in using exercise during and after their treatment.
POWER was a 2018 recipient of a Manningham Council Community Development Grant, as well as grants provided by Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank. Find out more about the program at the MannaCare website.
Image: Jessica Freeman, exercise physiologist from POWER, delivering an online exercise session
TV and radio presenter Shelley Ware will join the Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert and facilitate a discussion with local women from all backgrounds and lived experiences to #BreaktheBias at this year's inclusive International Women’s Day event on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.
Shelley is a proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman and a strong advocate for women in sport and First Nations peoples. She will be joined by a panel of women from First Nations, LGBTQIA+, multicultural and disability communities. This lively panel discussion will unpack how we can break the bias and take action.
“I’m excited to host a morning tea for this year’s International Women’s Day,” said Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert.
“#BreaktheBias is such an important theme, not only for women but the next generation of young girls.”
The free event is presented by Manningham Council and will be held in the Manningham Function Centre. It will include a presentation, panel discussion and morning tea.
Panel members Asherly Bradac (disability advocate / Manningham Disability Advisory Committee), Varvara Ioannou (Food For Thought Network), Sally Goldner (Founding member of Transgender Victoria) and Aunty Irene Norman (Mullum Mullum Gathering Place) will really keep the discussion going. “It’s great to see the line-up of strong local women representing the diversity of our community,” said Cr Kleinert.
The IWD 2022 campaign features a powerful pose, asking people to cross their arms in solidarity for a gender equal world that’s free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together, we can forge a world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated.
Everyone can help break the bias by striking the IWD2022 pose and sharing their image on social media using the hashtags #IWD2022 and #BreakTheBias.
If a COVID safe in-person event is not possible due to Government restrictions, this event will be hosted through an online forum.
This will be an accessible and inclusive event. Access supports such as Auslan or language interpreters are available upon request.
More information can be found on International Women's Day Morning Tea.
Manningham Council has been awarded gold in the 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) for its Annual Report 2017/18.
The award recognises overall excellence in annual reporting and endorses Manningham’s Annual Report as a model for similar organisations to follow. This is Manningham Council’s eighth ARA gold award.
The Annual Report is a key document that allows residents, businesses, community groups and organisations as well as state and federal government to stay informed on Council’s performance and future direction each year.
The 2018/19 report provides a comprehensive overview of our achievements and challenges throughout the year as well as our aspirations for the future.
To view Manningham Council’s Annual Report 2017/18, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/annual-report
Manningham Council is partnering with the Manningham Women’s Friendship Group at this year’s International Women’s Day lunch to fundraise for disadvantaged Cambodian women.
The event will feature guest speaker, Melissa Noonan, co-founder and CEO of Limbs4Life, sharing her story about being an above-knee amputee and the journey of amputees in a third-world country.
Founder of Manningham Women’s Friendship Group, Helen Jurcevic OAM, said landmines remained a major problem in Cambodia.
“After three decades of war, the country has one of the highest rates of amputees in the world,” she said.
“More than 40,000 people have a missing limb as a result of stepping onto landmines.
“When a farmer ploughing a rice field steps on a landmine, they are killed or maimed and can no longer work to support their family.”
Money raised at the event will go towards helping young women develop new skills to make a living as they suddenly become the main breadwinner in their families.
“We want to raise enough money to enable 25 impoverished girls at the Arrupe Centre to receive an education and elevate them out of their cycle of poverty,” Helen said.
Manningham Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini said the day was more than celebrating the achievements of women around the world.
“It’s also recognising the challenges women face locally and internationally,” she said.
“We are very excited to welcome Melissa, as guest speaker and one of Australia’s most versatile media personalities, Lucy Holmes, as MC.
“Our IWD event is an opportunity for our community to help make a difference in the lives of these young Cambodian women.”
The event will include a two-course lunch, drinks, raffle prizes and a live auction. Proceeds from raffles and the auction will go towards the initiative.
For more information and bookings, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/iwd
Friday, 8 March, 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
$70 (including booking fee and $10 donation)
Manningham Council would like to congratulate local resident Faiza Rehman on her recent appointment to the Australian Multicultural Council (AMC).
Ms Rehman migrated to Doncaster from Pakistan in 1997, and is a valuable member of the Manningham community advocating for youth empowerment and inspiring young people to push their boundaries to achieve their goals.
Ms Rehman, a qualified lawyer, is currently a Youth Officer at the United Muslim Migrant Association. In 2005, she was nominated for the Young Muslim Australian of the Year for her community work, and in 2013 she was a contestant on MasterChef.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Paul McLeish, said Ms Rehman provides an important voice for our diverse population.
“Manningham is home to people from many different backgrounds, faiths and religions, and it is important that all of these views are represented.”
“I have no doubt Ms Rehman’s knowledge, enthusiasm, drive and compassion will make her a valuable asset to the AMC,” he said.
The AMC currently consists of six members who provide advice to the Federal Government on multicultural affairs policy and programs, including how to address racism and discrimination.
Manningham Council and the local community celebrated Australia Day at the Civic Offices with the traditional Citizenship Ceremony, singing of the national anthem and entertainment.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the annual Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards to citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the local community.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Jennifer Yang, announced that the 2016 Citizen of the Year is Mr Geoff Kloot and the Young Citizen of the Year is Chandler Lancaster.
“The spirit of Manningham is about giving to the community and again this year the Manningham Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year are two inspirational people who have enriched our community life.”
“On behalf of the local community I would like to congratulate both Geoff and Chandler on their achievement and thank them for their dedication and contribution to the lives of so many,” she said.
Citizen of the Year, Mr Geoff Kloot
Geoff has lived in Doncaster for more than 40 years and both during his career as a senior engineer at VicRoads and following his retirement he has been strongly involved in Neighbourhood Watch.
Thirty years ago Geoff was a founding member of the Doncaster Area (Manningham) Neighbourhood Watch and has been strongly involved ever since, holding positions of chairman/secretary of various groups in Doncaster.
He has been on the board of Neighbourhood Watch Australasia and currently on the board of Neighbourhood Watch Victoria in the role of acting CEO and Secretary.
Geoff has given his time, advice, understanding, leadership and hands on involvement in liaison between police and residents, empowering them to become actively involved in preventing crime in the community
He has been actively involved in the development and implementation of a number of innovative neighbourhood security measures including:
Further afield he works in the Carlton area to assist residents in social housing to run a Neighbourhood Watch to prevent crime
Young Citizen of the Year is Chandler Lancaster.
While not yet 17 years old, Chandler has shown a strong commitment to volunteering to enrich the lives of those people he meets.
Chandler has been a member of the 3rd Doncaster East Scout Group for four years and once he was old enough he completed the Scout Youth Helper course.
Chandler has chosen a path where volunteering plays an important part in his life, working as a volunteer and part time helper at Donvale Christian College assisting with general maintenance of the buildings and surrounding grounds.
He is a helper at the Mooroolbark East Primary School for special needs children and he is also an active member of the Warrandyte Uniting Church, where he helps with the Scripture Union’s Beach Mission at Torquay, assists in church working bees and operates the special sound system at Sunday schools.
He has already earned the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Bronze level and is working towards the Silver level and the Queen’s Scout Award.
While these awards are about self development, there is a large component of the requirements where the young people volunteers their time to help others.
Chandler is a Youth Helper for the 3rd Doncaster East Cub Scout Pack, providing enormous support to the Leaders with his extensive knowledge of scouting technical skills and his leaderships skills in planning and delivering the program.
He has also earned the respect of Leaders within the District for his commitment and maturity when assisting on camps and training days.
The Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards are administered by Manningham Council, with the awards supplied by the Australia Day Committee (Victoria).
Read the information below to find out more.
Manningham has held the Monster Community Raffle as an annual event for over 15 years. This year, we welcome the Templestowe Bowling Club as our raffle partner.
With an incredible $10,000 worth of prizes on offer, Manningham-based community groups, schools and sporting clubs are encouraged to get involved and take this opportunity to fundraise for their organisations and the Manningham Community Fund.
The first prize is a $5,000 Coles Myer gift voucher.
There are also five runners up prizes, a $1,000 Coles Myer gift voucher.
Any not-for-profit organisations in Manningham can take part in the raffle.
The Monster Community Raffle is held annually.
The 2022 raffle will be drawn on Thursday 8 September at the Templestowe Bowling Club.
Tickets can be sold between Wednesday 18 May and Tuesday 30 August 2022.
Not for profit community groups can order the ticket books from Council for free.
The only cost to the groups and organisations is the time it takes to sell the tickets.
100% of the proceeds are invested back into the community.
The raffle tickets are sold for $2.00 each. The community organisation will receive $1.50, and the remaining 50 cents will be donated to the Manningham Community Fund.
This fund supports the welfare services offered by charitable organisations within our community.
Community organisations can order their raffle tickets online.
Once we receive your order, we will tell you when you can collect them from the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
There are two steps to return your sold raffle tickets:
Monster Raffle account details
|Account name||Templestowe Bowling Club Inc|
|Reference/ Description||The name of your organisation|
|First prize||Kristy Williams|
|Second prize||Nichole McCausland|
|Third prize||Zahora Mantuoros|
|Fourth prize||Sam Hassoun|
Minor Gaming Permit Number: 10178/22
After an incredible fifteen-year stint partnering with the Kiwanis Club, this year we welcome the Templestowe Bowling Club as our new partner to deliver the Monster Community Raffle.
“Templestowe Bowling Club is the oldest Bowling Club in Manningham, and we celebrate our 75th Anniversary in 2023. The timing of the Monster Raffle partnership with Manningham Council is most appropriate, and we hope to remain partners for many years to come.” Said Club President, Eric Virgona.
In addition to providing bowling facilities, one of our core values is to engage with our local community, encouraging persons of all cultural backgrounds and abilities to foster a facility where multiculturism is a core component. We are delighted to provide our well-credentialed administration for this raffle that supports our community.“ said Mr Virgona.
The Monster Raffle is iconic in Manningham. Offering a massive $10,000 worth of prizes, the raffle allows our community organisations and groups to raise a significant amount of money for their members and Manningham’s disadvantaged communities.
Each year, we partner with a local organisation to deliver the raffle. We're very grateful for the Templestowe Bowling Club stepping up to help.
“We simply can’t run this initiative without a partner, and we’re so grateful for the Templestowe Bowling Club. They’re volunteering a lot of time and effort to support an initiative that always provides so many benefits to our community”, says Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert.
Last year, 27 clubs participated in the raffle raising $34,000, with 100% percent of the proceeds going back into the community. Of this, 75% of the sales go straight back to the organisation that sold the tickets. The remaining 25% is donated to the Manningham Community Fund, to support activities through Community Fund Grants.
This year, the Community Fund aims to support initiatives for:
The raffle will be drawn on Thursday, 8 September 2022, at the Templestowe Bowling Club. The draw will also be available through a Facebook Livestream.
Last week, we wrapped up the 2022 Volunteer Recognition Program with a reception event in the Manningham Function Centre. Our Mayor recognised and thanked the 59 community-nominated volunteers, presenting each with a gift voucher.
“We had volunteers from 31 different organisations nominated! The breadth of volunteer opportunities available in Manningham is extensive. This program allowed us to find and recognise some amazing people who roll their sleeves up and get involved in these opportunities that support our community,” said Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert.
We had 85 people join the event, including nominators, nominees and representatives from many volunteer organisations.
See the full list of program recipients:
|Adrienne Callinan||Adrienne is a volunteer coach with the Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club. She started coaching at 13 years old and is a Victorian Championship coach and Youth League assistant coach.||Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club|
|Allison Troth||Allison volunteers for Destiny Rescue, an organisation that exists to rescue kids from sex trafficking and exploitation. She’s been involved in supporting children’s rights and works hard at advocating for children experiencing abuse.||Destiny Rescue|
|Alyece Elliot||Alyece has worked tirelessly for the Rotary Rummage Op Shop for over 16 years. She is always friendly, warm, courteous, and helpful to customers.||Rotary Rummage Op Shop|
|Anna Ge||Anna volunteers at the Doncaster Church of Christ. She mentors English Conversation Classes, for which she found ways to continue these throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns by moving the classes to Zoom.||Doncaster Church of Christ|
|Anne Kumnick||Anne has been a volunteer at the Rotary Community Opshop for nearly 20 years. In addition to her regular shift, Anne also helps on the weekend and at night when there are excess donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Barry Halpern||Barry has become one of the most reliable committee members of the Doncaster RSL, especially when they need sausages cooked!||Doncaster RSL|
|Brenda Humphreys||Brenda is a tireless and highly respected member of the Pines Learning community. She began volunteering there in 1992 and continues now in her retirement.||Pines Learning|
|Carmen Chan||For the last two years, Carmen has been Deputy Controller of Training and Members at the Manningham SES, where she’s been responsible for keeping our entire unit recruited, trained and engaged.||SES Manningham Unit|
|Carolyn Vimpani||Carolyn is the founder of REAL Inc, a not-for-profit organisation providing activities and opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities. She has coordinated the weekly REAL Programs since its inception.
(REAL stands for Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure)
|REAL Inc Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure|
|Christian Sharkey||Christian has been a Scout Leader at the Wonga Park Scouts for over seven years. In addition to leading the Scouts weekly, he takes them on weekend camps, hikes and bike rides.||Wonga Park Scouts|
|Christine Templeton||Chris volunteers for Operation Stitches. She’s opened her home to many at-risk young people, providing a place of safety and engagement. She’s an active person who has been reaching out to young people for over 20 years.||Operation Stitches|
|Darryl Bishop||Darryl volunteered with the Doncaster RSL and Doncaster Bowls Club. He’s organised the Duck of Edinburgh Bowls Teams at the Bowls Club, and his hard work always makes the details look easy.||Doncaster RSL and Doncaster Bowls|
|Denis Wheeler||Denis is a regular volunteer in the Rotary Community Opshop and has been an active member of their staff for several years.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Denise Alexander||Denise has worked in the Rotary Community Opshop for 20 years! She tirelessly cleans and restores all their jewellery donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Dennis Clarke||Dennis is a Vietnam Veteran who has been committed to keeping the Doncaster RSL alive through many trying challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.||Doncaster RSL|
|Despina Alleri||Despina volunteers for several sporting clubs. She coaches two kids’ basketball teams, is on a junior football club committee, and always volunteers for school activities.||Bulleen Templestowe JFC, Yarra Eagles Basketball, Templestowe Heights Basketball|
|Dot Haynes||Dot is the secretary at the Doncaster RSL, she is committed to helping and bringing positive change wherever she goes.||Doncaster RSL|
|Samiel Siow||Sam volunteers for Discovering Without Borders. He works closely with children who live in public housing or are from single-parent households, supporting them with homework clubs and after school activities.||Discovering Without Borders|
|El Teptada||El volunteers for Gateway Lighthouse SDA Church and led the community program to clean up the Zerbes Reserve in Doncaster East as part of the Clean Up Australia Day on 6 March 2022.||Gateway Lighthouse SDA Church (Doncaster East)|
|Frank Johnston||Frank volunteers with Manningham Interchurch Council. He’s always committing to difficult tasks and is always happy to help at Interchurch activities.||Manningham Interchurch Council|
|Gina Zammit||Gina runs the school tuck-shop at St Kevin’s. She makes rosters, communicates with parents and always works with a smile.||St Kevin’s|
|Gordon Culbard||Gordon is a valuable member of the Rotary Community Opshop team. He has been a volunteer for many years and assists wherever he is needed.||Rotary Community Opshop|
|Graham Cox||Graham is a weekly volunteer in the Rotary Community Opshop for many years, assisting in sorting and pricing donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Grant Hamilton||Grant has volunteered at MannaCare for five years. In that time, he’s done everything from gardening to working in the café and doing the laundry.||MannaCare|
|Gurpreet Miglani||Gurpreet is the Coordinator of Auskick Doncaster. He’s also an AFL multi-cultural ambassador and a committee member of the Doncaster Junior Football Club.||Auskick Doncaster|
|Ian Walkenden||Ian has been a leader with the Air League for many years, as well as taking on the role of Museum Curator at the Doncaster RSL||Doncaster RSL|
|Jackie Burton||Jackie runs a Manningham transition home for people with disabilities. Assisting two people at a time for six months, Jackie helps prepare residents for independent living.||Manningham Transition Home|
|Jacqui Mewburn||Jacqui’s voluntary contributions at CareNet are greatly appreciated. She’s been generous with her time and hard work and is always up for a laugh.||Manningham Christian Centre - CareNet|
|Jan Roberts||Jan has volunteered in the Rotary Community Opshop for nearly 20 years! She does a weekly shift, plus on the weekends and evening’s when they are busy with excessive donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Jimmy Lam||Jimmy was nominated by Manningham General Practice. He volunteers with his local church and community. Over the lockdown periods, he ran a free online health series to help all people in need.||Manningham General Practice|
|Jingjing Qu||Upon his retirement some years back, Jingjing started mentoring English conversation classes at Doncaster Church of Christ. Throughout the pandemic, he continued mentoring online via Zoom.||Doncaster Church of Christ|
|Kathy Monley||Kathy volunteers for Living and Learning at Ajani Inc. She uses her time and expertise to source donations for the Food Relief Pantry.||Living and Learning at Ajani Inc|
|Lina Italia||Lina is passionate about looking after people, and sustainability. She volunteers at the Manningham Christian Centre (CareNET) multiple days a week, doing all manner of tasks.||CareNET - Manningham Christian Centre|
|Liz Madden||Liz is a retired Defence services member and works hard to help out at the Doncaster RSL, where she has taken on the role of Appeals Officer.||Doncaster RSL|
|Mahum Sana||Mahum is the Section Leader of Training and Operations at the Manningham SES. During the NSW floods, he went on deployment, organised weekly training, and always goes above and beyond.||SES Manningham Unit|
|Malcolm Ferguson||Malcolm does regular weekly shifts in the Manningham Rotary op shop and drives the truck for Doncare, picking up furniture donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Martha Clarke||Martha is a workhorse and quiet overachiever at the Doncaster RSL! Her craft skills and creativity make everyone feel like they can achieve anything.||Doncaster RSL|
|Marty Channon||Marty has been a volunteer with the SES for over 10 years. He is an inspirational Section and Crew Leader who is always committed and engaged.||SES Manningham Unit|
|Margaret Guy||Margaret volunteers for CareNET. She joined the team about 6 months ago and has become an asset to the organisation with her hard work and dedication.||Manningham Christian Centre - CareNet|
|Maryanne Kirk||Maryanne is a regular volunteer in the Rotary Community Opshop. For many years, she’s supported the Rotary Club, assisting with local community projects.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Megan Templeton||Megan runs the Donvale Dunkers Basketball Club, running programs to make basketball accessible for little kids and supporting coaches throughout the season.||Donvale Dunkers Basketball Club|
|Mei Pang||Mei is a volunteer at the Rotary Community Opshop. She has a particular affinity for bags and shoes. Her assistance always ensures they get good value for those donations.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Milly Ching||Milly has been a volunteer administrator at U3A for over 15 years! She has arranged instructors and timetables for over a thousand students.||U3A|
|Natalie Mander||Natalie has been the volunteer President of Warrandyte Kindergarten, going above and beyond to ensure that the Kinder and its community are supported, safe, and connected through COVID-19.||Warrandyte Kindergarten|
|Nga Kung||Nga has volunteered tirelessly at the local Churches in Manningham as a children’s volunteer, giving families a safe place for their children to gather.||Not Specified|
|Patrick Templeton||Patrick volunteers with Operation Stitches. He is passionate about children and closing the gap in education for the marginalised. Patrick regularly volunteers, giving and serving families in need with resources, food and social engagement.||Operation Stitches|
|Redaa Anshasy||Redaa has volunteered for over 20 years, teaching Arabic at Sunday School. She has gone above and beyond, volunteering at the Doncaster Seniors Club.||Doncaster Seniors Club|
|Rosalee Davey||Rosalee has volunteered her time and gardening efforts for more than three decades, removing shrubbery and weeds, pruning and preening and beautifying the Westerfolds.||Not specified|
|Roslyn Gaylor||Roslyn is a volunteer in the Manningham Rotary Community Opshop. She does several shifts per week and fills in whenever someone is sick or away.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Stephanie Martinez||Stephanie is a founding member and current President of Manningham Rotaract Club. She was instrumental in developing the Connecting Mannningham Facebook page, which provided a wide range of online programs to support Club members during COVID-19.||Manningham Rotaract|
|Steve Cuce||Steve is a second-year member of the Manningham SES. He’s always putting himself forward as a trainer and Deputy Team Leader within the unit. This is on the back of being a new father!||SES Manningham Unit|
|Steven Langley||Steven volunteers at the Doncaster Church of Christ, mentoring English to students. His commitment is valued by the community and his students.||Doncaster Church of Christ|
|Sue Hudson||Sue has been a volunteer in the Rotary Community op shop for many years. She volunteers each week and fills other shifts when required.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Suzanne Connelly||Suzanne is a dedicated and hard-working president of the Parents and Friends committee at St Kevin’s. She works tirelessly to raise money for the school and ensure students are given the best opportunities to learn.||St Kevin’s|
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|David volunteers in the Rotary Community Opshop two full days each week. David is a willing volunteer and is a valuable member of our volunteer group.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Trish Hargreaves||Trish has been a volunteer at the Rotary Community Opshop for many years. She does three shifts per week and fills in at other times when needed.||Manningham Rotary Opshop|
|Vincent Ciardulli||Vincent is the Unit Controller at SES Manningham. He’s hands-on and spends many hours being on call for the community and organising the unit.||SES Manningham Unit|
|John Robinson||Over the past year, John volunteered his time and expertise to repair and improve the facilities at the Doncaster Tennis Club.||Doncaster Tennis Club|
|Lou Hermann||Lou volunteered his time and supplied materials to repair dilapidated benches at the Doncaster Tennis Club.||Doncaster Tennis Club|