This picture shows some of our volunteers enjoying Raymond J. Bartholomeuz (aka Brian Nankervis) at the annual volunteers party.
And its not just us who think volunteers are terrific! At the recent Australia Day awards, the local history community was recognised by all 3 of our member councils:
- The City of Whittlesea Citizen of the Year is Lindsay Mann, President of the Whittlesea Historical Society.
- Harry Gilham of Eltham & District Historical Society and his wife Sue Dyet are the Nillumbik Shire Council's joint citizens of the year.
- John Butler of Heidelberg Historical Society received a Jagajaga Community Australia Day Award from Jenny Macklin MP.
- Merle Gilbo, one of our library volunteers at Ivanhoe also received a JagaJaga community Australia Day award.
If you are interested in volunteering we would love to hear from you. You can contact Marie McMahon on 9401 0725 for more details.
To the person who commented on the last blog about Haiku poems - could you please repost your comment, it disappeared into the ether ):