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Commendations applauded as part of community awards

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Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic is a senior journalist for the North Central Review primarily covering politics at all levels and sport with a particular interest in basketball. Since 2019 she has worked for several publications across Victoria including most recently at the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle. She is always keen to hear from local community members about issues they face and has an interest in crime and court reporting.

Commendation awards were presented to Carolyn Atkinson, of Kilmore, and Margrette Inness, of Broadford, as part of Mitchell Shire Council’s community awards.

Ms Atkinson was recognised for her commitment to various organisations throughout the Mitchell Shire, including 37 years as a Girl Guides leader, five years of volunteering with Meals on Wheels, five years of service as a helper at Kilmore Primary School, two years with the toy library and representing Kilmore Netball Club.

Ms Atkinson has also been a parent helper for Kilmore Little Athletics and the Kilmore Junior Football Club, participated in National Tree Planting Day for a decade and supports Vietnam veterans through fundraising efforts for Soldier On.

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“To win this award is very humbling and I’m very proud of it. I’ve always been a Guide since I was nine years old and I absolutely love the organisation and always have great fun,” Ms Atkinson said.

“Over the years I’ve followed my kids and whatever sport or activity they’ve done I’ve volunteered and also in the community. I really enjoy it.”

Ms Inness also received commendation for her dedication to local sporting clubs, including Broadford football, cricket and bowling clubs, with her dedication contributing significantly to the growth and vibrancy of the sporting community.

Ms Inness is also involved with Broadford and District Historical Society where she recently took the lead on two displays commemorating the 60th anniversary of Broadford Secondary College and 150th anniversary of Broadford Primary School.

She also led a successful Facebook campaign highlighting information from Broadford’s past, which rekindled a sense of community among past residents.

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