Frankston City Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards
Winners for 2017
Frankston City’s outstanding citizens for 2017 will be duly honoured on Australia Day for their selfless commitment to others, inspiring community spirit and dedication to volunteering.
2017 Frankston City Citizen of the Year
Reverend Angel and Pastor Ulli Roldan
Rev Angel and Pastor Ulli have both been extraordinary contributors to our local community who have devoted over 24 years of their life to helping those most in need in our community.
They say it takes a village to raise a family, and Rev Angel and Pastor Ulli have worked very hard building a strong and caring community to assist the vulnerable.
As the founders of the charitable organisation Life-Gate Inc, Rev Angel and Pastor Ulli provide assistance to individuals and families to overcome crises such as addiction, domestic violence, abuse and other traumas.
They have managed a rehabilitation facility and lead a team of volunteers to provide care and support to inmates at Victorian prisons and served as Street Outreach Workers within Frankston City.
Over the past 12 months Rev Angel has lobbied both the State and Federal Governments, presented a White Paper to Government, met with various politicians and appeared on breakfast television within the community of Frankston.
And if that all wasn’t enough, Rev Angel and Pastor Ulli have also provided phone, email and personal counselling to over 1,800 individuals within the Frankston.
Their passion and determination to support those in need not only within the Frankston community, but those who are experiencing a difficult situation across Victoria, is beyond what is expected of anyone and very much appreciated by the entire community.
2017 Frankston Senior Citizen of the Year
Roy is positive, active and engaging advocate for Frankston City.
He proudly promotes how wonderful Frankston is and often calls radio stations and writes to various media outlets and is published in reader’s columns in local and national newspapers.
He is a long term resident of Frankston and the type of citizen everyone should aspire to be.
His past and present memberships include Yamala Park Tennis Club, Long Island Golf Club, PARC, and the Church Choir.
Roy has been a volunteer at the Frankston Visitor Information Centre for 10 years and has also organised tours of the South East Water building to promote the contribution of South East Water being located within the Frankston.
We are delighted to present this award to such a devoted fan of everything Frankston.
2017 Frankston Young Citizen of the Year
Louise has been an active member of the Frankston Youth Council and a Youth Councillor for Frankston City Council for approximately five years.
Louise is a positive role model and spokesperson for her fellow Youth Councillors and has delivered speeches at various youth and community events and activities and to international causes.
Louise has been a major contributor in Council’s “Think Big” online forum and a photograph of her is being used in promoting the online forum, she has also become the face and voice for Frankston’s youth.
Her volunteering contributions have included marching and reading names at the Frankston Anzac Day Service in 2015, organising and planning for the Annual Frankston Stand for Change, TLC Forest Lodge Aged Care Centre, 2015 Iron-Man Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne, McClelland College Hands on Learning and Connect and the Youth Day for Mental Health 2016.
Louise demonstrates her ongoing commitment to personal purpose of helping and empowering others and is a wonderful example of resilience, strength, courage and personal achievement.
2017 Frankston Community Event of the Year
The Voice of Frankston
The Voice of Frankston event is a solo singing competition open to all ages and persons living, studying or working in Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula.
The purpose of the event is to showcase local talent at community events and increase the sense of pride within the community.
The intent was to create a community event involving local business, include industry specialists and create career opportunities for the contestants. It also helps to promote the arts and creates connections to the community.
We have a thriving arts and culture within Frankston City, it is therefore vital that we have program and events such as The Voice of Frankston, which provides an opportunity for those that are passionate about music and theatre to show their skills to the broader community.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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