Posted by Sam McCurdy
It is "Shine On Recognition" time again, when the Rotary International “Shine On” Committee invites you to nominate a volunteer with a disability or chronic illness, so that their community spirit and efforts can be celebrated. 
The Event is comprised of two levels, Certificates of Commendation and Awards Trophies.  In addition, there are awards for two age brackets, 15-25 years and over 25 years, and can be for any field of endeavour.

Anyone can nominate a person, who has either a permanent injury; a mental health disorder; an intellectual and/or physical disability, and yet contributes to their community by doing volunteer work.

  • Places to start looking for your candidate are Local Disability Support Services, Advocacy Services or place a short advertisement in your local paper.
  • A Rotarian must then assist the nominee to complete the Nomination Form and sign off on behalf of their club.
  • The Nomination Form can be accessed through the District website, Facebook or by contacting Lara Barrett - See  Lara's details below.
The three-member selection panel is composed of people from medical, paramedical, disability services or prominent persons with a disability.  They are given the selection criteria and determine if a nominee stands out sufficiently to receive a trophy, as well as a citation to recognise their community work.
Nominees and their families are invited to the ceremony, where a Guest Speaker/s is invited as well as the local Mayor, state and federal MP’s, media and a professional photographer.
Citations are read and presentations are made by the District Governor.  Each nominee receives a certificate and/or trophy and afternoon tea is provided. 
Contact: Lara Barrett - (M): 0416262615 - (E):