We all know that without volunteers there are a lot of things that just wouldn’t get
done. And when you are a bit further away from ‘the big smoke’ than average then sometimes you just have to get together, get stuck in, and make things happen.
Where would we be without volunteers? For a start the Wudinna area wouldn’t have parks, sporting facilities and swimming pools. Sure, local government supports these too, but it is the local man-hours and fundraising that maintain, and improve these facilities, keeping them available for the community. Talk to anyone in the area and there is a sense of pride in the quality and variety of
facilities that a small farming community can provide and support, for themselves and for those travelling East to West and back across the breadth of Australia.
Harry Redding supports the Wudinna community as treasurer for Wudinna Community Men’s Shed, a group for like-minded men to meet socially and be involved in hands-on craft projects for themselves, or the wider community. The group has been around a while but were excited to move into their own premises last June.
Wudinna staff are actively involved in several sporting groups in the area. Mandy Du Bois is on several club committees as is Lesley Hunt. Peter Cock not only supports the Wudinna bowling club as green-keeper, he is vice president of the Western Eyre Peninsula Men’s bowls association, treasurer for Central Eyre Football Club and vice president of the Mid-West football league.
Meals on Wheels is supported by both Tanya Trezise and Lesley Hunt, who provide much needed volunteer hours, and a friendly face to those who receive the service. Lesley also finds time to assist local churches with their book-keeping needs.
Rick Du Bois is a Wudinna District councillor and co-ordinator for the Wudinna Show, and willingly lends his time and expertise to whatever events are happening Wudinna.
We’re proud to have such a dedicated and sharing bunch working for us, and for the Wudinna community.