Take inspiration from Bruce and help out

CONGRATULATIONS to Bruce Hunt on being the 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year on Sunday night.

This year I was lucky enough to be nominated in the same category as Bruce, Janenne Suter, and the late Lloyd Blows, all who have done so many great things for our community over so many years.

To watch Bruce receive his award and hear his acceptance speech was a thrill for me personally.

This man has dedicated more than 45 years to helping his community from school P&Cs to his tireless work with Rotary and the arts.

It really is something I can use to drive myself to do more each day.

I know I say it many times on my radio show, but it's true: if you have spare time please think about how you can help your community by being a volunteer just like Bruce and so many others.

Perhaps you have time to be a committee member of your kids sporting club.

Helping them with sausage sizzles, maybe setting up tents for the weekend's activities or even organising the trips away to play other centres.

Maybe you can help drive a van to pick up sick or injured animals. What about walking animals every week?

Volunteer at the tourist centre perhaps or even jump on the mower once a month at your local community group.

There are plenty of things you can do to help our local community; all you need to do is to work out what.

Talk to council and see how they can steer you in the right direction. You'll love it. Guaranteed.

To all the nominees and winners from Sunday night's awards, well done.

To all of the new citizens who took their oath, congratulations.

Welcome to becoming Australians and knowing the words to True Blue even if we all mumble the second verse to Advance Australia Fair!

I had a great Australia Day yesterday with so many people at Tannum Beach. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

I'm off to Sydney today for the second week of my holidays to help celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday. Have a great day CQ!

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