|Award recipients at the New Norfolk Australia Day event.|
Mr Englefield said it was good citizenship that fired the friendly hand that helps with Meals on Wheels, or joins the volunteer fire brigade or cleans up Australia. "Good citizenship is about volunteering time, energy and commitment to the wellbeing of others. Good citizenship is a model for others. Let's be the model for all new citizens, about how we can all contribute and embrace the values of this young but old country in a spirit of harmony, dignity and generosity."
A presentation was then made to Mr Englefield by New Norfolk Woolworths representative Maree Kennedy in acknowledgement of his service as an Australia Day Ambassador.
Australia Day Awards announced by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans were as follows:
- Derwent Valley Citizen of the Year: John Simpson
- Derwent Valley Young Citizen of the Year: Daniel Coppleman
- Derwent Valley Sportsperson/Group/Team of the Year: New Norfolk Fire Brigade Competition Teams
- Derwent Valley Young Sportsperson of the Year: Daniel Groom
- Derwent Valley Community Event of the Year: Elsie Rayner, Can Hope Cancer Support Group events.
Check back later for profiles and photos of the award recipients