The Woodend CFA recently celebrated our annual dinner and award presentations, under (humourous) MC Stewart McKinnon.
Captain Mick Christie was joined by Operations Officer Trent McKinnon and Group Comms Officer Ian Large to present a range of awards to members: 5 years – Kate Daniel and Sean Hume; 15 years – Phil Pringle; 20 years – Mick Bobic and Jayne Howley; 35 years – Dave Muir and Graeme ‘Bluey’ Muir; 50 years – Norm Bickerdyke.
The Member of the Year award went to Chris Byrne, for the second consecutive year, who was voted ahead of Paddy Callaghan, Brad Dean, Sue Hobbs and Mike Selby. Sean Hume was presented with the joint Captain’s Award also for the second consecutive year, for receiving a compulsory clean up notice for his car. The other joint winner was to Steve Rumble, for the fourth time, and his crew for reporting a bush fire only 400 metres away … that turned out to be over 20kms away.
A special raffle was held for a VB Bar Fridge, generously donated by the VIC Hotel, that raised over $1000 for the brigade and was won by Simon Bailey, whose enthusiastic team brought hundreds of dollars worth of tickets. And a huge thanks to Sue Hobbs and her team for organising a great event.
A SINCERE THANK TOU TO THESE GENEROUS MACEDON RANGES BUSINESSES FOR THEIR SUPPORT: Bexley Frames, Blackbird Cakes, Blackforest Meats, Bourkies Bakehouse, CarasMatic, Chelleon for Hair, Colenso, Coles, Colour Me Cooper, Cuttings, Excessories, Feeling Framed, Firebird Motors, Flowers in a Vase, Holgates, Il Café, Just Ask Geoff, Kosmac & Clemens, Macedon Ranges Travel, Maloa House Gourmet, May 5 Gifts, Melbourne & Country Fire Protection, Mitre 10, Nature’s Garden, New Leaves, Pabulous Coffee & Chocolate, Second Blooming Florist, Shatzi’s, Switch, Top Shop, Vic Hotel, Warners Jewellers, Alma Warnock, Woodend Bicycle Shop, Woodend Newsagency, Woodend Pharmacy, Woodend Wine Store, Yggdrasil Equestrian Training, Zarby’s.