Great people doing great things!

Caption: Mary-Anne & Daryl, Wycheproof Alive, advocating for & helping to make Wycheproof a vibrant, livable place

We’ve been out and about talking to locals in the Buloke Community, asking if they’ve noticed any acts of kindness around them, and to nominate a local ‘hero’

Responses we’ve received and the stories we’ve heard so far, have been heart warming!

We’ve also received some terrific nominations of ‘local hero’s – great people doing great things, including:

  • Tony Goode tirelessly and generally thanklessly sorts rubbish to make Buloke more sustainable. Since I broke my leg, he has also been mowing my front lawn and pulling up weeds in my driveway. He is the best person in the world
  • Murray Broughton, he visits other men in the community, helping them to set up mobile phones, volunteering as a driver to take people to medical appointments in Melbourne on a regular basis
  • Carol Reid, Pharmacy assistant several days a week, also reception at our doctors Monday & Fridays, does charity work for Red Noses, is a member of Birchip CERT team, also co- ordinates the Birchip-Wycheproof Gala Ball and instructs the Debutantes, is on the Commitee for Birchip CWA and is a member of “The Chocolate Sundae’s Singing Group as well as being a Farmer, Wife, Mother and Grandmother
  • Kylie Walsh she goes above and beyond for everyone – all students, teachers and community
  • Pauline Egary – works in the Op Shop for many years / cares for her mum as well
  • Grant Jones – regularly goes the extra mile in his role as PCA and as a member of the Charlton community
  • Alex Morrison, Wycheproof. His contribution to the community is awe-inspiring
  • Stacey Morris – she’s a goer she gets things done and is always willing to help
  • Lauren Hogand – spends countless hours keeping the Nullawil football netball club running and successful
  • Stephen Barry – a quite achiever, dedicated to the community, involved in numerous other community activities
  • Noah Samual Slater, because of everything that he does for his community, a youth mentor, is school captain, SRC leader and North Control Youth Advisors member and doing a job with Buloke Shire
  • Marney Durie – President and Amy Smith – Secretary of the Wycheproof and District Landcare Group. Both are striving to make a difference and being newcomers to this field,its not always easy. The world needs more people like them
  • Danny Stacey – He has planted many trees around Sea Lake that he grew from seed & waters them on a regular basis. He also sprays the weeds at the old courthouse & keeps the area tidy
  • Elvira Tierney because she continues to dedicate her time to helping the community in any way she can
  • Paddy coaches U12’s hockey and takes training for mens, despite not being official coach
  • Shirley Gordon raised $705 ++ for the E.W.H.S
  • Nicole Nunn – President Donald P and A Society. Volunteer Donald Primary School, Vice President Wimmera Agriculture Show group, Donald Recreation Reserve committee, Donald Chamber of Commerce. Spends hours and hours donating her time to fundraise for community events. Always first one to put hand up. I always say if you want a job done well, get a busy person to do it. Nicole is a mum of 2 young kids, works 4 days a week, and still spends countless hours volunteering
  • Marlene Rowe, Chris Sewell, Sharlene Hording, Elaine O’Neill are often doing activities in town. Prior to our Anzac event in Culgoa, Marlene & Tim Rowe tidied areas in town to portray a neat tidy community, along with Chris Sewell
  • Wycheproof’s school principal Christine McKenzie is great at giving people (young people) opportunities to achieve success
  • Bill Freeman – Involvement RSL + other groups. Jumps in when asked
  • Max Nunn – he is a local that is knowledgeable of the area always willing to help. Max organised the Royal Children’s Hospital appeal for the last 25 years
  • Robbie & Dave from Nandaly pub water the garden town hall and Nandaly Travellers Rest garden throughout the summer months

Acknowledge someone today!

We reckon taking the time to think about and acknowledge those around us who are doing that little bit extra is well worth the effort. It can boost morale, foster a positive culture, and remind us that our efforts, no matter how big or small, do collectively contribute towards a better place, neighbourhood & community.

If you’ve seen someone that deserves recognition for something they have done, give them a shout out online here, or fill out a post card at one of the following locations:

  • Wycheproof Community Resource Centre
  • Charlton Neighbourhood House
  • Donald Community Resource Centre
  • Wycheproof Council Office
  • Birchip Library
  • Buloke Shire Community Library Bus

To tell us what you reckon & nominate a local hero, visit: https://bit.ly/buloke-hero  or contact Karen on 0483 104 361

You can also participate in upcoming workshops to Expand Your Impact. Find out more & register via: www.bit.ly/buloke-grow

‘What do You Reckon – Nominate a Local Hero’ is part of an initiative to acknowledge and support local and grassroots contribution in the Buloke region. For more information and other ways to get involved visit: www.makeachange.org.au/buloke