Kapunda volunteers celebrated

At the recent Kapunda Meals on Wheels luncheon held recently, where Service Awards were presented to a number of volunteers. Back: Keith Ellis, Jenny Goodfellow, Gloria Bowden, Jill Voumard. Front: Pauline Matters, Pauline Wilson, Helen Ware, Bridget Smart.
At the recent Kapunda Meals on Wheels luncheon held recently, where Service Awards were presented to a number of volunteers. Back: Keith Ellis, Jenny Goodfellow, Gloria Bowden, Jill Voumard. Front: Pauline Matters, Pauline Wilson, Helen Ware, Bridget Smart.

Over one hundred years of service to Meals on Wheels (MoW) was recognised at the recent Volunteers Luncheon held at the Sir John Franklin Hotel, Kapunda.

President Megan McWaters was pleased to welcome around 70 volunteers and clients to the Mid-Year Luncheon where guests heard from Mr Brenton Dawkins of Meals on Wheels headquarters.

Brenton updated those present on the progress of the new MoW facilities at Hilton that would soon be operational; incorporating "state-of-the-art" kitchens and administration areas designed with better and more efficient working conditions for staff.

The building is planned to be completed by May 2020 at an anticipated cost of $22 million.

Megan then asked Brenton to make some signification service award presentations to members of the Kapunda volunteer group.

Volunteer Jenny Goodfellow (25 Year Service Award) with Brenton Dawkins from MOW headquarters, Helen Ware (40 Year Service Award) and President of the Kapunda Meals on Wheels, Megan McWaters

Volunteer Jenny Goodfellow (25 Year Service Award) with Brenton Dawkins from MOW headquarters, Helen Ware (40 Year Service Award) and President of the Kapunda Meals on Wheels, Megan McWaters

Awards were made to the following people:

First Year Certificate

Gloria Bowden, Keith Ellis, Karen Lanning, Pauline Matters, Chris Vogt, Cynthia Jones, Pauline Wilson

Five Year Award

Bridget Smart, John Owen

Ten Year Award

Jill Voumard, Ann Morley.

Fifteen Year Award

Judy Johnson

Twenty-five Year Award

Jenny Goodfellow

Forty Year Award

Helen Ware

President McWaters thanked all Kapunda volunteers for their efforts and noted that despite there being a good core of helpers, there were still opportunities for new volunteers to become involved.

Contact Megan McWaters on 0408 441 701 for further information.