Long history of volunteering recognised

May 15, 2013

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Bingara local Alf King on receiving a National Volunteer Award for his work with emergency services.  Mr Coulton presented the award to Mr King on Saturday May 11 at The Roxy Café in Bingara.

Alf King and Mark Coulton
Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton presenting Alf King with a National Volunteer Award.

Mr Coulton said that it is very important to recognise the volunteers that do so much for our local economies, and for the safety of our communities.

“Alf has contributed so much to Bingara, and the region and it is great to be able to recognise the effort that he has made over the years” said Mr Coulton.

“Much of the work that Alf undertakes with the SES is in very serious circumstances, including storms and floods, rescues, missing persons and being the First Responder.  I commend Alf on his long record of community service and his contribution not only with the State Emergency Service, but also with the Rural Fire Brigade and the Show Society.  As a highly qualified trainer Alf is passing on his knowledge, experience and skills to the next generation of volunteers”.

Mr Coulton said that the strength of our communities is often shown through the readiness of community members to volunteer for the common good.