EDITORIAL: Pam's reward well deserved
WODONGA’s champion volunteer Pam Adams is at it again.
The great-grandmother, 68, yesterday made it a hat-trick when she received her latest award, Wodonga’s Victoria Senior Achiever.
She had already been named Wodonga’s citizen of the year and Victorian Local Hero.
“I will be back home today. I can’t get rusty,” Ms Adams said.
Her career as a volunteer began 36 years ago at the school canteen.
She still works on the Red Cross telecross service and at St Stephen’s Uniting Church where she started a vegetable garden.
Ms Adams puts in a full 40-hour working week as St Stephen Care Centre’s food co-ordinator.
“It’s great to be recognised for the hard work you put in,” Ms Adams said.
“This award means I represent all volunteers in Wodonga.”
A Geelong woman was named Senior of the Year at the awards at Government House, Melbourne. Ten other volunteers from across the state were recognised as senior achievers.
The Government House reception also launched the Victorian Seniors Festival, which starts on Sunday and runs until October 13.
Ms Adams, who attended the reception with her grandson, Ben, received a glass plaque award.