Nominated for two ‘volunteer’ awards

SCRIPTURE teacher and disaster recovery team member, Lynne Gall, who has lived at Padstow’s Beauty Point Retirement Resort for the last 12 years, has been nominated for her work as a volunteer, by Anglican Youthworks, for co-ordinating a team of scripture teachers at Kingsgrove and Beverly Hills schools.

At the same time, she was nominated as Senior Volunteer of the Year in the Ninth St George Community Awards, for her services to the St George area because of her volunteer work with Anglicare and her local church.
Lynne’s work with the Anglicare Disaster Recovery team could be even more critical this year as the community is now on bushfire alert for the rest of the summer season. She works as a Team Leader for Georges River Disaster Recovery so if there’s a fire or a flood, she’s the one who helps to organise an evacuation centre.
“I do it with the help of people from the Red Cross and we’ve all got our roles,” Lynne explained.
“I have to find out who’s available and start getting it all set up if an emergency occurs. This is real team management. I was involved with the Kurnell tornado in December 2016 and that went for three days.”
Volunteering is just a part of Lynne’s busy life after retiring as a teacher and from a high-profile job at Westpac.
Also a music lover, Lynne runs a choir at Beauty Point Retirement Resort and helps out at a local nursing home.
“Volunteering lets you stay connected with more people,” she added.