MORE than 100 years of community service were recognised at the Grantville Hall last Sunday.
Three long-serving, retiring committee members, Don and Irene Wheatley and former Bass Coast Shire councillor, John Hulley, were presented with certificates of appreciation by Grantville Recreation Reserve Committee chair Neville Goodwin OAM.
Mr Goodwin started his introduction with the words of a former Australian prime minister who once said, “Australia could not function without its volunteers” and the Grantville community is certainly no exception.
The three retiring committee members were called on to accept certificates of appreciation for more than a century of combined volunteer service to the community.
Don Wheatley and John Hulley had much to say about the history and development of Grantville.
A number of local identities, including Allan George, gave the invited guests a glimpse of the local history and contribution of the retiring committee members.
Mr Goodwin thanked those who had come along to recognise the efforts of the retirees, the Red Cross volunteers who prepared the afternoon tea, and fellow committee members, Gwen Swan and Pat Van for their efforts in bringing the event together.
The Grantville Hall and the reserve has played a significant part in Grantville’s history, including the monthly Grantville Market which is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike.