Lantern Club’s vision is to ‘make a significant contribution to the quality of community life.’
Our annual community evenings are a special occasion for our local community groups, schools, sporting teams and charities to unite and celebrate our community’s achievements and successes.
Lantern Club will present cheques, representing the amount of funding given to local community groups who share our vision, making a significant contribution to the quality of community life.
The night will be held on Tuesday 3 July from 6pm and this year will be hosted in MaZi. For enquiries on reserving seats (which are limited) call our friendly Reception team on 8037 8200.
This year, Lantern Club is introducing five award categories as part of the evening. We encourage our community groups to nominate a person whom they think is deserving of an award. See the form at the bottom of this page to nominate or if you would like to fill it out on paper and hand it in to Lantern Club’s Reception desk, click here for the Lantern Club Community Awards 2018 – Nomination Form to print.
THE AWARD CATEGORIES
Junior Sportsperson of the Year 2018 (17 years and younger) + Sportsperson of the Year 2018 (18 years +)
These awards are open for both schools and sporting clubs to nominate. The relevant period for performance to be judged can be the most recent season the player/student participated in. This includes any current season competition. The sportsperson should be a student/player who has excelled in their chosen sport over the course of the season. It is awarded for outstanding performance/sporting excellence. It could also be a student/player whose performance made a significant difference to a team or a student/player who has achieved success through improvement or development. Your nominee should be someone who conducts themselves in a manner that displays good sportsmanship, attitude and behaviour. The Junior Sportsperson of the Year will receive a $100 Rebel gift card and a trophy. The Sportsperson of the Year will receive a $200 MaZi voucher and a trophy.
Volunteer of the Year 2018
This award is open to Lantern Club’s affiliated and sponsored sporting clubs/organisations. This award has no age restriction or qualification. Your nominee makes a valuable contribution to their club/organisation. For example, they play an active role in assisting with the delivery of programmes and services in a volunteer capacity. Your nominee should also be a role model with demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and support. The Volunteer of the Year will receive a $200 MaZi voucher and a trophy.
Community Achievement Award 2018
This award is to recognise a special member of our community. This award has no age restriction. Your nominee should be someone who, through their actions, have made a significant contribution to their club, community group or school within the last 12 months. This award is an acknowledgment of everyday people doing extraordinary things within their local communities. The Community Achievement Award winner will receive a $200 MaZi voucher and a trophy.
People’s Choice Award 2018
All nominees from all four categories are automatically nominated for this award. The general public will have the opportunity to vote for their People’s Choice Award. Voting will commence from Monday 11 June to Sunday 17 June on Lantern Club’s Facebook page. The nominee with the most ‘likes’ on their photo will be declared the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2018. We encourage everyone to ‘share’ the People’s Choice Award photos from our Facebook page to gain more ‘likes’. The winner will receive a $200 VISA credit card and a trophy.
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