13 Mar Meet a Local Volunteer – Cecily Burkett
Name: Cecily Burkett
Where do you volunteer?
BOYNE ISLAND LIONS CLUB [Youth of the Year & other club fundraising activities]
Secretary of BTABC [ Boyne Tannum Arts Business Community Association] Beach Arts Music [BAM] operates under this organisation
Turtleway Artscape [under BTABC group responsible for icons established to depict local Boyne /Tannum lifestyle]
Boyne Low Vision Group Organiser [social interaction for people with Low Vision monthly morning tea]
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church Tannum Sands active member
How long have you been volunteering there for?
My late husband & my family moved to Boyne/ Tannum 38yrs ago. & we volunteered where we could [Tannum Sands Lifesavers] I retired from Primary teaching 14 years ago & joined Boyne Island Lions shortly after that.
Why did you start volunteering?
For the betterment of the community, to meet people. To know I’m putting back into a community which has been so good to my family & to me
What is your favourite thing about volunteering?
All of the above
What would you say to encourage others to volunteer?
Volunteering is so worthwhile. It gives such a positive experience to know with a little time/effort somebody has been given some help. Meeting/working with people with similar goals is very pleasant.