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Volunteer legend recognised
Local Peninsula resident, Eve Skulander, has been recognised for her many years of service to several organisations on the Central Coast including to the Central Coast Mentoring Network Inc., Country Women’s Association and the Peninsula Women’s Health Centre.
Members of various local community organisations came together when the Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch (Front right) recognised Eve Skulander (Front centre) for outstanding dedication as a volunteer in the local community.
21 December 2021
MEMBER for Gosford, Liesl Tesch MP presented Eve with a commendation certificate at a special recognition morning tea hosted at Brisbane Water Secondary College, Woy Woy.
“Eve is a legendary community volunteer who has dedicated so much of her time to helping others, supporting young people and providing guidance to residents during difficult periods,” said Ms Tesch.
“Eve has faithfully volunteered 16 years to the Central Coast Secondary School Mentoring program at Brisbane Water Secondary College and 23 years to the Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, a truly remarkable record.”
Deputy Principal at Brisbane Water Secondary College, Woy Woy, Mr Paul Gilmore, has thanked Eve and her commitment to young people at the high school.
“Eve has mentored hundreds of vulnerable or disadvantaged students and guided them in realising what paths they would like to take in their lives. She has helped reform, reshape and enhance future outlooks of many former students,” said Mr Gilmore.
“After 16 years mentoring students here, Eve is well known for her polite, humble and diligent approach with students and we are so appreciative and thankful for her immeasurable support.”
Rhonda Richardson from the Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, has paid tribute to Eve.
Ms Richardson stated “Eve is an empathetic, compassionate and exceptional listener who gave her undivided attention to others. She has really made a difference to women all over the Central Coast.”
Former President and contact mentor of the Central Coast Mentoring Network Inc., Mr Ken Bate, discussed the Central Coast Secondary School Mentoring program and Eve’s involvement.
“The Central Coast Secondary School Mentoring program is committed to equipping students with the skills, self-esteem and ability to confront any challenges that life throws at them. Eve has been an integral part of this program at BWSC and I know hundreds of former students can reflect on the impact Eve has had on their lives,” Mr Bate said.
Eve has decided to retire from her volunteering commitments and looks forward to a less busy schedule.
“I have so many happy memories from over the years, it has been a joy and everything I have done I have received more back helping others. I would recommend volunteering because it has broadened my life and made me see and realise humanity in all its forms,” Eve Skulander said.
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