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2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

Kimba’s Citizen of the Year 2018

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year nomination and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate Sue Woolford as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.

Sue has a passion for developing our community to ensure a stronger future by using positive change as the driving force for community cohesion. As an example a couple years ago she presented the silo art concept to the Tourism Committee along with complete project plans and fundraising ideas. Since then Sue has played a vital role in the completion of the Silo Art and has significantly contributed to making it the huge success that it is today.

Sue is also involved or has been involved with many local groups including the District Council of Kimba Tourism Committee, Kimba Community Development Group, Igniting Kimba Arts Program, Governing Council, Kimba Arts Committee, Kimba Districts Netball Club, Kindy Committee, Pony Club Committee, Kimba Area School P & F, Christmas Tree Committee and the Tour De Crawf Committee. Sue also donates her time to volunteering in the local Op Shop as well as being a telephone support person for Compassionate Friends SA.

Kimba’s Young Citizen of the Year 2018

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year nomination and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate Chelsea Woolford as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year.

Since moving to Kimba in 2010, Chelsea has played a very active role in the Kimba Community. Chelsea is a co-founder of Kimba’s Mental Health and Well Being Group and her ongoing involvement has made a huge difference to men and women in regards to mental health issues. Chelsea is also currently an active member of the Upper Eyre Local Health Cluster that aims to improve local primary health services. Also a willing volunteer she donates her time whenever she can. Chelsea volunteers coaching, umpiring, timing and scoring netball, assisting with kitchen shifts and Sunday clean ups, is a member of the Social Committee organising and running events during the netball and football season and for the past 12 months she has volunteered at the Kimba Area School as a student mentor.

Kimba’s Employee of the Year 2018

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Employee of the Year nomination and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate Jill Davey as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Employee of the Year.

Jill is a long serving employee of the Kimba Community Kindergarten. She is extremely passionate about Early Childhood education and has proved to be well loved by all the children she has had in her care. Jill has a kind, patient and calm personality which has enabled her to build trusting relationships with the young children and their families.  Over her years at the kindergarten Jill has been involved in setting up fun and stimulating programs and activities for the children. She is also the Finance Officer for the Kindergarten.

Outside of Kindy hours Jill is very involved with the Kimba Uniting Church and has been the past Secretary and Treasurer. She often organises catering for funerals held at the church. Jill is also in charge of organising RE Seminars at the School.

 

Kimba’s Community Events of the Year 2018

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Community Event of the Year nominations and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate the Kimba Art Prize and Exhibition 2017 and the Kimba Police Ball as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Community Events of the Year.

Kimba Art Prize and Exhibition 2017

The exhibition was a two week long event that coincided with the opening of the Silo Art. Preparations included over 400 hours of volunteer work transforming the town hall into an art gallery, featuring over 200 pieces of artwork, with a further 200 hours given by volunteers whilst the exhibition was open to the public.  Over the 2 week exhibition nearly 1000 people from all over Australia walked through the Kimba Institute doors to view the artworks and almost $7,000 worth of artwork was sold.

Committee: Teresa Ramsey, Cecilia Woolford, Heather Baldock, Pat Beinke, Barb Woolford and Maree Barford.

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Community Event of the Year nominations and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate the Kimba Art Prize and Exhibition 2017 and the Kimba Police Ball as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Community Events of the Year.

Kimba Police Ball

The Event was held Friday, March 24th at the Kimba Soldiers Memorial Institute and attended by approximately 200 people. Organised by local police officer, Geoff Churchett the event fundraised for the Kimba and Districts Hospital Auxiliary and the Kimba Lions and Kimba Apex Club’s Hardship Accounts. Guests were entertained by the talented South Australian Police Band. Throughout the night raffles and auctions were fundraised for those recipients. By the end of the night about $15,000 was successfully raised.

Kimba’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The District Council of Kimba has completed its 2018 Australia Day Outstanding Achievement Award nomination and selection process, and wishes to announce and congratulate The Igniting Kimba Working Group Silo Art Project as the District Council of Kimba’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award.

In October 2016 the Kimba Community Development Group agreed to take on the Silo Art project and endorsed the Igniting Kimba Working Group to start the project. Melbourne artist Cam Scale was commissioned by the group to complete the project. 25 metres high by 60 metres wide spanning over 6 Viterra grain cells, it took Cam over 200 litres of paint to complete the artwork. 11 months later the Silo Art was completed and on the 22nd of September 2017 the Silo Art was officially opened. With the support of sponsors and donors about $90,000 in various forms had been contributed plus a further $40,000 from grants. This project has proven to be a huge success, providing economic benefits for the town with tourists travelling from far and wide just to view the amazing artwork on the Kimba Silos.

Committee: Maree Barford, Georgie Shirley, Sue Woolford, Cec Woolford and Heather Baldock

 

District Councl of Kimba

Cross Street (PO Box 189)

Kimba SA 5641

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