On Saturday May 5, I attended the Logan City Volunteers Breakfast to recognise the 7,000 volunteers across the Logan District who have contributed to strengthening the community over the past year.
Hosted by Mayor, Luke Smith, Logan City Council held this event at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centres and hosted 800 local volunteers. During the course of the morning local groups and individuals were awarded for their ongoing and invaluable contribution to the community. This year’s ceremony also focused on the fantastic efforts of volunteers during the recent Cyclone Debbie.
Browns Plains Police Station had many representatives who attended this event including both serving police officers and Volunteers in Policing (VIPs).
Senior Sergeant Mick Leafe said that Browns Plains Police Station is committed to their community groups, both as volunteers and supporters.
“Having a large number of community-focused police is beneficial in achieving our organisational goals of decreasing crime and building strong relationships within the community,” Senior Sergeant Leafe said.
Three groups I am proudly involved in were also represented at the event including Boronia Heights State School, Hillcrest Neighbourhood Watch and the Browns Plains Police Blue Light Disco.
Boronia Heights State School volunteer Helen Turner was nominated for her ongoing contribution to the school’s Parents’ and Citizens’ Association (P&C) which provides services and support to the school community including tuckshop, uniform shop and Outside School Hours Care (OSHC). Helen is always a friendly face at the school who is loved by teachers, parents and of course, our lovely students.
Also in attendance was Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) from throughout the Logan District. Volunteer in Policing Andrew Jones was recognised for his ongoing work with Crime Stoppers. Andrew also spends countless hours contributing to making Logan safer by actively being involved with out Volunteers in Policing Program where he conducts home security audits, fits safe plates to vehicles and educates the community about personal safety.