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Local emergency volunteers at Rotary BBQ. Photo supplied.

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond did something special on Australia Day.

On the same day the club was named Ballina Shire Volunteer Organisation of the Year (shared with Ballina Jet Boat Rescue), members of the Rotary Cub cooked a thank you BBQ for local emergency services volunteers.

Jodie Shelley from Ballina Rotary said it was great to see these busy volunteers from the Ballina SES, Rural Fire Service and Marine Rescue relax and take a bit of time out to catch up with friends.

‘It was an opportunity to come together for the first time with a COVID-safe event to celebrate the volunteers in our community,’ she said, ‘and a chance for the club to take time to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of these wonderful first responders.’

Thanks for dedication

Ballina Rotary President Dave Harmon with representatives of local first response groups. Photo supplied.

At the event, Ballina Mayor David Wright thanked the Emergency Services for all their dedication and hard work over what has been a difficult year.

Meanwhile Ballina Rotary has been busy planning for the year ahead with community projects, fundraisers and the ‘Healing Hearts’ domestic violence awareness campaign.

If you are interested in engaging in the community, taking action and making an impact by getting involved with Ballina Rotary, you can contact Dave Harmon 0401 956 996.

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