Life member named 'Volunteer of the Year'
Life member of the Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna (ANGAIR) Bill McKellar was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year from the Rotary Club of Kardinia for his ongoing commitment with the environmental group.
The award aims to recognise some of the many outstanding volunteers who donate their time to community organisations, charities or clubs in the Geelong and Surf Coast region.
ANGAIR President Peter Forster, says the group owes much to Bill for his dedication in promoting environmental conservation to protect and enhance the coastal area.
“The most striking attribute of Bill is his ability to make everyone feel welcome, comfortable and useful when they volunteer.
“Bill inspires many young people to develop a life-long interest in our considerable amounts of unique flora and fauna,” he said.
Mr McKellar started off growing his own plants in his backyard and was instrumental in setting up the ANGAIR propagation group 11 years ago, now working with an active group of 25 volunteer members.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee would like to extend a big thank you to Bill for his ongoing dedication to conservation work along the Great Ocean Road.
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