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.