Clarence Plains Community Awards Celebration

On a warm sunny, spring evening of Thursday 4 November 2021, One Community Together held its fourth annual community awards celebration.  Community members, dignitaries, partner organisations and supporters gathered at the Grace Centre to celebrate and congratulate the awesome people that we have in the Clarence Plains community. Over 80 people came along to celebrate at the Grace Centre which was a full house of good vibes.  

Some nominees were so modest about being nominated that they did not wish to stand up to be recognised. There were 27 nominees in 7 categories.  It was a pleasure to see people honoured as Dermot Cottuli led the proceedings with his usual warm humour.  After the official ceremony came to an end, all were invited to stay behind to share some food and connect as a community

A delicious soup was cooked up by the Dream Team parents from Clarendon Vale Primary School and Clarence Plains Child and Family Learning Centre and was served with love by the Grace Church volunteers.  As well as the soup there was a lovely grazing table full of nibbles and desserts beautifully set out by Laura from Abundant Life Church.  A wonderful evening was had by all and a huge thank you to the Community Life Focus Team for organising such a fantastic night.

Congratulations to:

The Growers and Crafters Market, Clarence Plains

Outstanding Community Project/Program

Nayton Martelli

Young Leader Award

Jenny McIntosh

Kindness Award

The Rokeby IGA

Community Award for a Business or Club

Jen Dare

Community Volunteer of the Year

Mel Barwick

One Community Together Award 

Peter Francis

Prime Mover Award

Our thanks to event sponsors: 

  • Abundant Life Church
  • Clarence Lions Club
  • Dean Winter MP
  • Grace Church
  • Heather Chong
  • Jacquie Petrusma MP
  • Mission Australia Housing
  • Rotary Club of Howrah
  • Senator Claire Chandler
  • Sarah Lovell MLC

Were you there on the night? If not, make sure you come along next year and nominate a local legend too!