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Southern Volunteer Award. 2022

Jan Jacobsen is a committee member, IT Leader, website coordinator and community café collaborator for Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly alliance of South Australia Incorporated. He also manages our Dropbox and is living with dementia. Jan set up our website and reset up our website when there was a change in the alliance structure. He pursued information both online and in person for our grant applications. Using his vast knowledge, he also investigated and purchased equipment for the alliance. He provides music and visuals for the community café. He liaises with businesses and other local organisations to encourage them to become dementia friendly and has a very good success rate. Moreover, he has designed much of our printed material including our logo. A valuable member for our alliance and our community. 

Here is Jan receiving his much-deserved Southern Volunteer award from Amanda Rishworth MP.

Southern Volunteer Award. 2023

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Kay Martin has been Secretary for our organisation, the Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly Alliance of S.A. Inc. since its inception nearly 2 years ago. Her duties include:

  • Providing comprehensive agendas and minute taking for our monthly committee meetings

  • Ensuring relevant documentation is available to committee members prior to, and during our meetings

  • Attending fortnightly meetings at Elizabeth House, Christie Downs and takes an active part in all activities

  • Provides raffle prizes and takes responsibility for the takings

  • Meets and greets newcomers to ensure they feel welcomed and included and introduces them to everyone in the group

  • Ensures registration forms are offered as required

  • Replenishes our stock of brochures

  • Contributes to banking and ensures all receipts are retained for auditing purpose

Kay is well deserving of this recognition for her unstinting efforts and cheerful acceptance of everything which comes her way. Very well done Kay.

©2023 by Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly Alliance of South Australia Inc.

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