Congratulations to OC Connections Community Living participant, Kathy, who was awarded a 2018 social housing volunteer award on Wednesday 27 February this year.
Kathy received the Frances Penington Award in recognition of her outstanding voluntary contribution to her local community. These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant or a group of tenants who contribute positively to their community.
The award honours the late Frances Penington who, as a Commissioner of the Housing Commission, was the first woman appointed to the board of a statutory authority in Victoria. She was also a strong advocate for women in housing estates and was active in building and supporting the tenant community and sparking community involvement.
Minister for Housing, The Hon Richard Wynne MP presented the award to Kathy at Government House.
Kathy said she was surprised by the award. However, General Manager Engagement and Partnerships, Vicki Hayes, said Kathy was a deserving winner.
“Since moving into her new home Kathy has become an active member of her new community. In addition, Kathy took the time to also support the people moving as part of the redevelopment by being a member of the Residents Advisory Group”, said Vicki.
Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding. David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]
An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser
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