On 5 December 2017, I attended the breakfast hosted by the City of South Perth to announce the winners of this year’s Volunteer of the Year awards. Congratulations to Patricia Pinkus, recipient of the 2017 City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Award, and Samantha Chisholm, recipient of the Junior Volunteer of the Year Award. Patricia has been a dedicated member of the Rotary Club for over 20 years. She has also volunteered her time to the Student Mentor Program and Interact Club at Como Secondary College, as well as sitting on the College’s Board. Samantha has been a volunteer leader at Loftus Centre Church for over three years working in the Kids Church Program. She has volunteered her time to Esther House, Blue Bird Café and to Como Secondary College’s Community Service program. Congratulations also to Matt Dos Santos, recipient of the Young Volunteer of the Year Award. Well done to all winners and nominees.