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Moruya Citizen of the Year nominations now open


Seeking good people doing good things


Do you know someone who is a bit of a saint? Perhaps someone who gives their time and energy selflessly for others. Someone who enhances our community. Someone who is active, compassionate, generous or brave.

Such people are acknowledged as Moruya Citizen of the Year every Australia Day celebration at Riverside Park.

The last five Moruya Citizens of the Year have been a mixed bunch.

In 2016 it was Bruce Reid for his efforts with the Burrumbuttock Run. He drove the truck and, with the help of his family, organised three trucks to take hay to drought stricken farmers in Queensland. Bruce also volunteered to truck our obsolete school desks and medical equipment to Melbourne so that it could be shipped and reloved in Timor Leste.


Above: An emotional moment for Bruce Reid receiving his Moruya Citizen of the Year award.

2015 If you listen to 2EAR you may know Kathy Shields through her Tuesday Good Morning Variety program or Friday’s Breakfast with the Girl. Kathy is generally helpful at the station, has had seven years as secretary for Red Cross and is in the South Coast Lantern Club which raises money for children with vision or hearing impairment.


Above: Kathy Shields at 2EAR

2014 Charles Black has had most positions in Apex or Lions over the past two decades. He is always the first to put up his hand to organise the Christmas raffle, the putting up of Santas and to help the elderly.

2013 Jenny Liney has been Honorary Curator of the Herbarium at the Eurobodalla Botanical Gardens for the last 20 years and during her stewardship its collection has grown from 3,000 to 11,000 specimens. Her skills are appreciated by universities, governments and gardeners.

2012 Ray Jeffery has been deeply involved with the Show Society and rodeos for many years.

So if you know a special someone that you feel deserves to be recognised and held up us an example, you can get Guidelines and a Nomination Form from the Chair of the Moruya and District Australia Day Committee, Derek Anderson on 0427580533 or at dereka48@bigpond.com or the Secretary Shirl Hayes-Cornish on 02 4474 0560 or at shirbil@hn.ozemail.com.au Australia Day Moruya at Riverside Park is a joint Lions – Rotary event; proudly supporting their community.

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