Tickets now available for the Volunteer Reception and Stan Henwood Award

Published: 8 May 2023

Tickets for the 2023 Volunteer Reception and Stan Henwood Award are now available.

Join Cardinia Shire Council and the local community on Thursday 18 May 2023 to celebrate this special event. The event celebrates National Volunteer Week (15 – 21 May) and honours the late Stan Henwood OAM for his lifetime contribution to the Tynong community and the municipality. 

The Stan Henwood Award recognises individuals who have made outstanding, long-term volunteer contributions to the local community. It honours the memory of Tynong legend Stan Henwood. Heavily involved with the Tynong Hall Committee, the Tynong Recreation Reserve Committee and the Make A Wish Foundation, Stan was also a key part of the local sporting community. He was a life member of the Tynong Tennis Club, the West Gippsland Tennis Association, Tynong Fire Brigade and Tynong Progress Association. Beyond Cardinia Shire’s borders, he received a medal from the Prime Minister for Service to Sport and an Order of Australia for Service to the Community. 

The evening will include the official announcement of the Stan Henwood Award nominees and winner, guest speaker and live music. 

The guest speaker is Belinda Young: a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and the President of Mums of the Hills, a volunteer-run community group that has made significant contributions to our community. Belinda has recently been awarded the 2023 Victoria, Australian of the Year Local Hero award, which recognises her exceptional contributions to the community. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Tammy Radford, said the annual Stan Henwood Award is an important way to recognise the vital work of volunteers across Cardinia Shire. 

“Volunteers do so much for our community and provide so many vital services. Recognising them through the Stan Henwood Award is one way we can show our appreciation,” Councillor Radford said. 

“I encourage the community to join council in supporting volunteers by attending this exciting event.” 

Event details 
Date: Thursday 18 May
Time: 6:30pm 
Location: Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham 

To secure your ticket, visit council’s webpage at 

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