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Regional visits encourage volunteers

Team Leader Katie Sargent and Field Officer Shelley Puddle travelled to the Great Southern town of Gnowangerup, to meet with the local YouthCARE Council and run a ‘Transition to Treasure Hunters’ day. They also celebrated the work of the CVE volunteers in the area.

Volunteer Paula Beeck said it was great to meet Shelley and Katie in person. “For us to be able to tell them where we are at and for them to help us understand where CVE is heading was just fantastic,” she said. 

“It also helped us to see that, even though we are far away, we truly are part of a much bigger picture.”

Meanwhile, CVE Field Officer Jan East headed north to Moora, to meet the teams from Dalwallinu, Toodyay and Badgingarra. It was the first time the teams had met each other.

Jillian Nelson has been leading the CVE team at Badgingarra since 1984, and Mildred Heath at Toodyay since 1964.

“What is great, is that they have younger folks on their teams learning the ropes and carrying the baton of CVE in their schools,” Mrs East said. “These women are true heroes of YouthCARE.”