2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards... and the winners are...

26 June 2019 | Home Items

2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards... and the winners are...

Volunteering Waikato congratulates the nominees and recipients of the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards!

The Awards were held at The Atrium on Thursday, June 20, with 230 guests in attendance. With a total of 35 individuals and teams nominated over four categories, the judges had their work cut out in selecting this year's award recipients.

The award recipients were:

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Mary Maxwell - WINNER - nominated by English Language Partners Waikato
Gladys Stephens - RUNNER UP - nominated by SHAMA Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre Trust
Ginni Pak - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - nominated by Angel Casts Charitable Trust
Russell Frethey (posthumous) - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - nominated by the New Zealand Red Cross - Disaster Welfare and Support Team

LONG SERVICE AWARD

Dr Neil Algar - WINNER - nominated by the Matamata Lions Club
Robin Slade - RUNNER UP - nominated by the Waikato Unicol AFC

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ~ YOUTH AWARD

Esther Ure - WINNER - nominated by Avantidrome Community Trikes
Stella Neems - RUNNER UP - nominated by Hospice Waikato
Adam Nachowitz - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - nominated by HCC Parks and Open Spaces

TEAM EXCELLENCE AWARD

Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust Board - WINNER - nominated by the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust
IHC Volunteer Programme Team - RUNNER UP - nominated by IHC New Zealand
Parkinson's Waikato Action Group - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - nominated by Parkinson's New Zealand
A J Seeley Gully Trust - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - nominated by HCC Parks and Open Spaces

To see all photographs from the event and details of the award recipients, visit our Facebook page.